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Ameren Successfully Completes Industry-leading 60-mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines, Paving the Way for Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

Ameren, Black & Veatch, Collins Aerospace team passes key milestone for maturing UAS inspection technology
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NEWTON, Ill., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

5 Retail Trends to Look for in 2019

We're on the verge of a seminal moment in how we shop – one we'll view as the real beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections

Editor’s Note: With another record-breaking holiday shopping season underway, we can think of no better time to put the spotlight on retail.

Beginning today, Cyber Monday, we’re getting in the retail spirit all week on Longitudes. Stay tuned each day for a look at the state of modern retail and where the industry is heading as consumers increasingly fill those online shopping carts.

Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse Innovation Wins Schneider Electric’s 2018 Go Green in the City Student Competition

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation announce the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. 

Why I’m Developing for Mars and Sustainable Life in Space

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Natalie Rens, CEO of Spaceport AI. She recently spoke as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT series.

We explore Mars for many reasons, be it the risk minimization of distributing our species across multiple planets or the fact that our population is growing at a rate that is unsustainable for our Earth’s resources.

With 5G Around the Bend, Black & Veatch e-Book Presses: Start Planning Now

‘5G: A New Digital Dawn’ is a visual guide for stakeholders to gear up for full embrace of fifth-generation wireless
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As tech shorthand for fifth-generation cellular wireless, 5G is on the horizon and promises unprecedented speeds and capabilities that could transform the way we live, work and play. But 5G also presents considerable complexities in technology deployment and how stakeholders should get ready to benefit from 5G digitalization.

Data Drives Decisions in 21st-Century Manufacturing

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In 21st-century manufacturing, data is king. Data analysis is often a key factor in helping business leaders make informed decisions that drive business strategy, performance and innovation. Today, Domtar uses a plant analysis and visualization tool called PARCview to monitor up-to-the-minute manufacturing data across our network of pulp and paper mills.

Discovery Education Joins Forces with ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ to Premiere First-Ever Movie Studio Inspired Virtual Field Trip Experience Launching Students Nationwide into an Immersive STEM and Literacy Journey

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-- ‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip to Air on Nov. 29th Offering Students a STEM and Literacy-Packed Sneak Peek of the Movie ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ --

-- 5th to 9th Grade Students Across the Country to Explore Exciting STEM Careers in Film, Art and Production with MythBusters' Tory Belleci, ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ Writer and Producer Phil Lord, Producer Christopher Miller, and Actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld --

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-- ‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip to Air on Nov. 29th Offering Students a STEM and Literacy-Packed Sneak Peek of the Movie ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ --

-- 5th to 9th Grade Students Across the Country to Explore Exciting STEM Careers in Film, Art and Production with MythBusters' Tory Belleci, ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ Writer and Producer Phil Lord, Producer Christopher Miller, and Actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld --

From Drones to Sensors: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders

Electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in technology
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With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery.

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