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UPS Infographic | Drone Deliveries Take Flight

We’re making history with UPS Flight Forward,™ one of the first drone airlines certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Tests New Arrow SAM Car

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics debuted the newest version of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) at a private racetrack in Indiana, where racecar driver Sam Schmidt took several high-speed laps in the modified 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. 

University of Kansas Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Units to Combat COVID-19

Four of the plug-and-play units offer rapid, mandatory coronavirus testing capabilities for school’s returning students, staff
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 27 August 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus on its campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park, the University of Kansas has deployed four of Black & Veatch’s mobile, secure Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with free, mandated COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff returning for fall classes.

Paul Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

Building on its renewables expertise further positions the company’s solar business for continued investment and growth
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, today announced that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s rapidly growing power business.

Accelerating Innovation to Tackle Plastic Waste

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Finding answers to our planet’s plastic waste issues will take innovation and investment across the waste management value chain. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has joined forces with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Centre to help kick-start innovation to help minimize plastic waste, make recycling and recovering plastics easier, and create value from post-use plastics.

Lab of the Future, Paskanik Featured in Robotics Tomorrow

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What will the laboratory of the future look like, especially when dealing with post-COVID realities?

Given the current situation of working during a pandemic, we really do need to be innovative in how we design labs today for use tomorrow.

What’s becoming clear is that robotics and automation will increasingly color the way we think about labs. For example, if a lab is pushed to increase from 5,000 to 100,000 COVID tests per day, one would be hard-pressed to solve the problem without some significant level of robotics and automation.

Medtronic: When Distance Drives Discovery

The pandemic didn’t force us to reimagine patient care. That was always the plan.
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At the turn of the 20th century, doctors lacked the basic tools to see inside the human body. Today, a wireless, battery-powered pacemaker the size of a large vitamin can be implanted directly inside a patient's heart. For decades, we have overcome obstacles to ensure patients get the care they need. Now, the coronavirus has created an entirely new set of challenges. We have a choice: Run from the challenge or be part of the solution.  

AT&T and Discovery Education Put the Power of Sustainability in Students' Hands

Middle School Students Across the United States Empowered with Resources to Spark Sustainable Action Through Discovery Education Experience
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Tuesday, August 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Discovery Education today launches a new effort supported by AT&T, providing innovative, dynamic resources focused on sustainability through the award-winning Experience platform. The new content created by AT&T and Discovery Education focuses on empowering middle school students to spark sustainable action in local communities. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

Transform Your Properties Into Smart, Sustainable Buildings

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Smart buildings utilise a wide range of technologies and solutions to benefit users and deliver efficiencies to building managers. Providers of smart building solutions have evolved beyond traditional Building Management Systems (BMS), and property owners incorporating innovative technologies have more potential to benefit from higher commercial value. Opportunities to complement existing BMS with advanced solutions in buildings and offices are plentiful. 

Play On: Tapping into Gaming's Mental Health Benefits

Online gaming unlocks new opportunities for health and well-being when gathering in person isn’t an option.
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By Melanie Ehrenkranz 

I haven’t seen one of my closest friends in nearly three months. He lives a short walk from me, but because of our current socially distant reality, the closest I’ve come to seeing his face is looking at the avatar he designed for the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When my phone pinged with a GIF he sent me showing off his avatar’s new outfit — a suit and a monocle — for a second, it made me feel a little closer to him in a way I hadn’t in quite some time. 

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