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#DisruptMining Continues to Accelerate the Pace of Change in Mining

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September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Goldcorp is pleased to announce the third annual #DisruptMining innovation challenge and live finale event will be presented on Sunday, March 3, 2019 during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, Canada. 

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Middle Schoolers Prepare for Lunar Landings at Jackson Robotics Event

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by Nikos Frazier | nfrazier@mlive.com

SUMMIT TWP., MI -- The 30th season of the FIRST Tech Challenge has been announced and Jackson County middle schoolers were at Jackson College on Saturday to brainstorm and strategize.

Focusing on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, this year's challenge is a "Rover Ruckus."

Hospitals Will Use Robot Ducks to Comfort Kids With Cancer

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Aflac's robotic therapy ducks have started waddling their way to children's cancer hospitals nationwide after making their debut at CES earlier this year. The company is distributing the robotic waterfowl through a series of events as part of its activities for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A ‘Special’ Day for Children at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Patients at Atlanta Hospital are First to Receive My Special Aflac Duck™
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ATLANTA, Ga., September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered the very first My Special Aflac DucksTM to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

FCA Helps Students Explore, Invent Tomorrow’s Next Big Thing

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No one knows what the future holds, but for several weeks this summer FCA opened windows of opportunity for employees’ school-age children to dream big and think creatively about what the future could and should look like.

Merck Emergency Drone Delivery Experiment Combines Supply Chain Innovation and Corporate Responsibility

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A Merck experiment flying drones carrying medicines to remote locations to see if the technology is viable during emergencies may have appeal in disaster situations.

The pilot tests are innovative not just because they involve unmanned aerial vehicles but because of the technology-enabled, real-time, cold-chain monitoring systems on board. In simple terms, a device like a mobile phone sends data from the drone to the ground so engineers can monitor the temperature and therefore verify the stability of the medicines during the flight. 

The Unanticipated Benefits of California’s Water Policies

From software to robots to technology originally designed to detect water on Mars, market-based policy approaches are spurring innovation
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Just as California's climate policies have driven innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy and battery storage – creating 500,000 new jobs – many of the state’s recently enacted bills are beginning to drive innovation in water technology. State policymakers should take note.

These technologies, in turn, are poised to bring about new jobs and economic growth in California, while supporting the policy goals of creating more robust water utilities and better drought resilience for the state.

VIDEO | Josh and Chloe - My Special Aflac Duck™ and CMN Hospitals

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Our good friends Josh Sundquist and Chloe Davison understand what it’s like to battle and beat childhood cancer. While they were fortunate to overcome their diagnosis, there are still thousands of children across the country facing cancer today. 

Microsoft, AT&T and Nike on AI

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We’re on the threshold of a new era, where rapid advances in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, cloud computing, and automation will transform how we live and work.

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