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How TalkingPoints Is Helping Teachers and Parents Stay Connected to Enhance Student Success and Well-Being

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With more students learning from home, it is even more crucial for teachers and parents to stay connected to each other. TalkingPoints has received cash grant support from the Cisco Foundation to develop its mobile platform that automatically translates messages between teachers and students’ families. Through the platform, teachers can interact with any family member in over 100 different languages.

General Motors Earns 2020 Energy Star® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award

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DETROIT, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

Researchers at three institutions in the U.S. and U.K. receive grants to advance studies of repurposed drugs and novel antibodies in preventing COVID-19
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PURCHASE, NY – March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator have announced grants of $20 million to three institutions—the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology—to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Campaign for Coronavirus Solutions

‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.

Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance Debut New App to Help Students Experience Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students and Families Around the World Now Empowered to Understand the Science Behind Social Distancing from the Palm of Their Hands
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SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Monday, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help students of all ages understand social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance today announced the launch of a new application for iOS products called Social Distancing Trainer.

Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance Debut New App to Help Students Experience Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students and Families Around the World Now Empowered to Understand the Science Behind Social Distancing from the Palm of Their Hands
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SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Monday, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help students of all ages understand social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance today announced the launch of a new application for iOS products called Social Distancing Trainer.

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals
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BOTHELL, Wash., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

Meet the Reinventor: Qian Lin Is Teaching Computers to “See”

The HP Fellow for HP’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Compute Lab is teaching computers to find patterns and fix flaws in photos.
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By Sarah Murry

Qian Lin can predict the future. Or, at least she can teach computers to see it. 

Through her research at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision, she is working on innovations that help printers correct flaws in images in real time and assist computers spot microscopic errors in a printhead rolling off the assembly line.

Mobile Technology Connects Smallholder Farmers With Global Producers, Enabling Fair Pay and Accountability ​

The SAP Rural Sourcing Management mobile solution provides transparency, accountability and access to financial services to smallholder farmer organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia
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ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to cater to the needs of different market segments, including small and mid-sized organizations, to accelerate and scale impact on smallholder farmers.

School Mindfulness Program Now Available in Free App

Inner Explorer – with support from LG and The Allstate Foundation – brings new app with audio-guided mindfulness program to families everywhere
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March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With schools closed across the country, stress management, communication and resiliency are critical to helping families who are staying home. An app from Inner Explorer offers the non-profit’s audio-guided mindfulness program – an extension of a program used in more than 30,000 classrooms – to families everywhere for free for the first time, so parents and their kids can practice mindfulness at home during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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