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Technology in the Field: Drones Revolutionize Farmer's Lives

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Can you imagine spending eight hours a day navigating muddy paddy fields in hot and humid environments, carrying heavy solution in a backpack sprayer to protect one hectare of rice? This is the hard reality of the average rice farmer in Asia.

Over-the-Counter Rapid COVID-19 Testing, in Your Hands

BinaxNOW Ag is now available over-the-counter, bringing accessible COVID-19 rapid self-testing to the masses.
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Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've needed answers.

We've filed into long lines, ventured to doctors' offices and urgent care clinics, waited days for results or for home tests to arrive by mail, and postponed gatherings, celebrations and holidays.

Now, those much-needed answers will be in your hands.

Enter: our BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Arrow Electronics Wins Communitas Award for DigiTruck Project

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DENVER, Colo., March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics has received a 2021 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility for its DigiTruck project, a fleet of mobile, solar-powered technology classrooms and enterprise incubators designed to address the digital divide in sub-Saharan Africa. 

WSP USA to Help Deliver Landmark Confluence-1 Fiberoptic System

Ultra-high capacity undersea telecommunications network the first to link critical communications hubs along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard between New York and Miami.
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NEW YORK, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

Intel AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

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What’s New: Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Jagadish K. Mahendran and his team designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.

When It Comes to Tackling Emissions, Home Is Where 'the Smart' Is

by Manish Pant
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Over the last year, we’ve spent up to 60% more time at home compared to before the pandemic. That’s not too surprising given that our homes are doubling up as offices, restaurants, gyms, schools and entertainment centres. However, as a result, we’ve seen a massive rise in domestic emissions as well as our energy consumption bills. 

LifeGuides Team Expands to Miami - A Gateway to North American & Global Expansion

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TEMPE, Ariz., March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - LifeGuides® announced its expansion of the company’s operations into Miami, in addition to its HQ in Phoenix and technology base in San Francisco. LifeGuides® is an HR benefit, which empowers employees to pick a certified Guide, who has successfully navigated the same personal growth or Life Challenge event faced now. During one-to-one sessions, with a trained and certified Guide, the client receives emotional support, useful life experience wisdom, and an authentic relationship.

Benevity Welcomes New Chief Data Officer

Data & analytics leader Jane Moran will bolster insights capabilities and help clients optimize ESG performance
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CALGARY, Alberta, March 23, 2021, /3BL Media/ -- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced Jane Moran will be joining the company’s executive leadership team on April 12, 2021 as its new Chief Data Officer. Jane will lead a growing team at Benevity responsible for bolstering data, analytics and measurement capabilities, as well as continuing to scale its suite of products and services.

Simulating Isolation on the Moon: Lunark Mission Accomplished

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Back in autumn 2020, space architects and modern-day explorers Sebastian Aristotelis and Karl-Johan Sørensen set out on an intrepid mission to the arctic north of Greenland. As we have written in previous articles, the aim was to road-test their prototype Lunar habitat in one of the harshest, most unforgiving terrains on earth.

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