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A Cleveland School is the First to Receive Verizon 5G

By: Taiia Smart Young
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Khalid Jennings’ eyes are hidden behind a VR headset as he grips and maneuvers controllers with both hands. He’s focused on correctly arranging planets in the solar system. Confident, Khalid circles the galaxy to “grab” Mars and place it between Earth and Jupiter.

Hands down, VR is his favorite activity in the 5G Innovation Learning Lab at Entrepreneurship Prep (Cliffs Campus). “VR is really cool because it’s like stepping into a n­­ew universe,” Khalid says, sticking his face into the virtual sun for fun. “It feels like technology on top of technology.”

Sustainability, Data Management and Renewable Energy Drive 2020 ‘Megatrends’ Report From Black & Veatch

Shared challenges and solutions across critical infrastructure show industries have more in common than they think
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 17 2019 /3BL Media/– Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.

“Connected Roads” Lane Markings on The Ray to Improve Driver Safety & Facilitate Safe Testing of Self-Driving Vehicles

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), 3M and The Ray announced that all lanes of the 13 miles of Interstate 85, from the Georgia-Alabama border to Exit 13-LaGrange, are now marked with 3M’s Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping technology. This announcement follows the recent repaving of that interstate stretch, now known as The Ray, which has become a national proving ground for transportation technology and innovation. The goal is to create a safe ecosystem, on a public interstate, that can accommodate advanced vehicle testing.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), 3M and The Ray announced that all lanes of the 13 miles of Interstate 85, from the Georgia-Alabama border to Exit 13-LaGrange, are now marked with 3M’s Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping technology. This announcement follows the recent repaving of that interstate stretch, now known as The Ray, which has become a national proving ground for transportation technology and innovation. The goal is to create a safe ecosystem, on a public interstate, that can accommodate advanced vehicle testing.

Will Automation Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing and Tech?

With automation and AI on the rise, companies who reskill their workforce can open doors for women across many industries.
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By Veronica Lara 

Maggie Warren, a process technician at the fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL Global, can see the future. She’s responsible for buying and maintaining the manufacturing parts and equipment her company uses, and she knows that automation is fundamentally changing her industry — and potentially, her job. But she isn’t worried.  

Atonix Digital, McEnery Automation Team Up to Broaden Reach of APM Software

Strategic partnership centers on reselling Atonix Digital Asset Performance Management (APM) software to asset-intensive industries
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with St. Louis-based McEnery Automation to resell Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) products and solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Living Standard Research Shows Storytelling Advances the Sustainability Conversation

A Job Called “Common Sense”
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Written by Calvin Hennick

When George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Flooring North America and winner of the 2018 GreenBuild Leadership Award, began working in the field, he tried to explain his new job to his grandmother. “She said, ‘We paid for all the schooling for this boy, and he got a job doing something called ‘common sense,’” Bandy recalls.

Arrow Electronics Fosters Next Generation of Inventors

Press Release

CENTENIAL, Colo. November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A technology to reduce the infection risks associated with kidney dialysis has won an annual innovation prize sponsored by Arrow Electronics and the Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Johns Hopkins University student team won the Arrow Electronics People’s Choice Award for developing PeritoneX, which uses a syringe-based mechanism to disinfect peritoneal dialysis systems. 

Alexa, Make Me a Hero

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Ready to become a hero? Just ask Amazon Alexa. DKMS continues to utilize technology to enhance the experience of joining the bone marrow registry even easier and accessible for all.

Now, a simple command, “Alexa, make me a hero”, will initiate a conversation to measure a potential donor’s eligibility and begin the registration process.

Community Air Mobility Initiative Launches

Black & Veatch joins new industry association to support the responsible integration of air mobility into urban transportation
Press Release

SEATTLE, Washington - The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) announces its launch with the support of its founding members. CAMI is a new nonprofit industry association, featuring electrified transportation market leader Black & Veatch as a founding member, dedicated to providing communities and the decision makers that support them with the information and tools that will be vital to the successful integration of aviation into our daily transportation options.

Building Trust Into AI

AI Fairness 360 is a comprehensive open source toolkit to help researchers and developers detect, understand, and mitigate unwanted algorithmic bias in data sets and machine learning models throughout the AI application lifecycle.
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming foundational technologies used to inform decisions that make a big difference in the world. As a result, addressing issues of bias and fairness in these systems and applications is essential. “AI is now being used in many different consequential applications, from natural language interaction to flagging compliance challenges.

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