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Guest Post: Onion Headline? "Government Should Slow Down Race to Implement Electronic Health Records"

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Healthcare has been a technology paradox for a long time. There have been few places further out on the cutting edge of technology than biotech and medical devices. In contrast, healthIT has been in a time warp (see Why It’s Good News HealthIT is So Bad).

Soak The Casbah: GE Technology Brings Fresh Water to Millions in Algiers

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Water barrels and storage tanks had for years dominated roofs in the Casbah and other neighborhoods spread over the crescent of hills ringing the Algerian capital and the blue half-moon of Bay of Algiers. “There was a big water shortage in this country,” says Ali Nouioua, a GE Power & Water manager based in Algeria. “Some areas would lose water every two or three days. People would have to buy it from water tankers on the street and store it on the roof.”

Intel Awarded for Reducing Greenhouse Gases, Advances in Energy Efficiency

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February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Intel was honored in the second annual Climate Leadership Awards for its demonstrated precedence in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its internal operations. Intel also received this award in 2012. The U.S.

Chevrolet Malibu Label Provides Ecologic Scorecard

Details of responsible manufacturing, efficient technologies and recyclability add up
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DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Most Chevrolet Malibu customers say they want to know just how green their car is, regardless of its exterior color. Now they can find out what was done to reduce its environmental impact from an at-a-glance EcologicTM window label.

Global Shared Value Leadership Summit: Changing the DNA of Your Business

Join the Shared Value Initiative and FSG on May 23, 2013
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March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Shared Value Initiative, created in 2012 by FSG and fifteen funding organizations, will host the Global Shared Value Leadership Summit on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eastman Signs Research Agreement with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., February 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company announced the signing of a master agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research in chemistry and materials science.

Family Matters: GE Technology Helps Healthcare Providers in Africa

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The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town of Kisarawe. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the surrounding savannah, it has no electricity and its main healthcare equipment includes a stethoscope, weighing scales, and a blood pressure machine.

Guest Post: Non-Thermal Concentrated Solar Power

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In a previous blog I discussed three very different types of solar energy electricity generation;  Photo-voltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Solar Updraft chimneys. This blog will deal with a branch of CSP that hasn’t received much attention and hasn’t yet been commercially deployed on a large scale. This could be referred to as non-thermal CSP.

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