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New Holland Agriculture Plant in Zedelgem, Belgium, ‘Supporting’ Its Workers in More Ways Than One

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New Holland Agriculture a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNH), hosted Hilde Crevits, the Belgian Minister of Agriculture and Work, at its New Holland Agriculture plant in Zedelgem, Northwest of Belgium. The Zedelgem facility focuses on developing and building combine harvesters, balers and forage harvesters for global export.

How Exascale Computing Will Impact Our Lives, Our World

Researchers and engineers will be able to solve problems that previously were out of reach.
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It's hard to imagine how a billion billion (i.e. a quintillion) calculations per second and beyond will affect the way we live and work, but such performance will bring new capabilities for a new set of workloads in research institutions and the enterprise. Translated, exascale computing is expected to solve problems previously out of reach with advances in new energy solutions, healthcare, weather prediction, materials science, and so much more.

How Technology Is Protecting Endangered Species

Sharon Gaudin
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Artificial intelligence, the cloud, and smart cameras are being used to catch poachers and track wildlife populations.

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Artificial intelligence, the cloud, and smart cameras are being used to catch poachers and track wildlife populations.

The Future of Print Is Seamless, Secure, and Better for the Planet

By David Needle
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At a recent analyst event, HP’s top leaders laid out their vision for print with consumer-focused business models for mobility, security, and sustainability.

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At a recent analyst event, HP’s top leaders laid out their vision for print with consumer-focused business models for mobility, security, and sustainability.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: Quality, Style and Respect for All Women

Kathleen Marran @ UPS | Alexandra Waldman @ Universal Standard
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Kathleen Marran, UPS Vice President of Marketing, Diverse Segments: women business owners face difficulties in raising money and handling that first big order — how exactly do you master the logistics needed to keep pace with rising customer demand?

Marran says it’s not just about shipping. Upstart entrepreneurs must navigate the challenges of streamlining payments, finding suppliers and going international, issues that make or break any small business.

The New Energy World:­ Perspectives from Global Leaders

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"Our Green Chemistry initiative is as much about driving efficiency in our factories (staring with technology development to design future processes) as it is about sustainability. I would say that’s driven by both a financial aspect and an environmental aspect to get the most out of raw materials and make deals not waste" - Frederick Hellman, Compliance Associate Director, Astra Zeneca

Goodyear Connected Tires Can Reduce Lost Stopping Distance, a Key for EVs, AVs

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AKRON, Ohio, February 24, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently eclipsed 3 million miles of data from road tests and field trials with customers derived from its connected tires.  Connected tires – those with embedded sensors – are able to “talk” to the vehicle and the road and measure characteristics of the tire, leading to potential enhanced vehicle performance and safety.  

How Aflac Found a Duck’s Purpose

Aflac put its duck mascot to work as a companion robot for kids with cancer—and animated the company’s brand purpose along the way.
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The Aflac Duck has been squawking, waddling, and shaking its feathers loose in commercials for years, making a household name for itself and for the Aflac brand. Meanwhile, the supplemental insurance provider has been quietly donating millions of dollars to support kids with cancer and fund pediatric cancer research.

UPS’S Safest Drivers Have Traveled More Accident-Free Miles Than Voyager Space Probe

UPS Circle of Honor Drivers Log 15 Billion Miles Without an Accident
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February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS today announced the induction of 1,316 men and women into this elite group of UPS drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more. With those new inductees, the Circle of Honor now includes 10,411 of UPS’s active brown-clad drivers.

Medtronic Employee Holiday Program Showcases Inspiring Patients

Each year, patients from around the world travel to Minnesota to share their stories about how medical technology has improved their lives.
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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.

At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.

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