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Michael Petricone

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Video4Good interviewed the Consumer Electronics Association‘s Michael Petricone at the COMMIT!Forum in New York.

Body Check: How a Brainy GE Scientist Helped Revolutionize Medical Imaging


Late one October night 30 years ago, GE scientist John Schenck was lying on a makeshift wooden platform inside a GE lab in upstate New York. Surrounding his body was a large magnet, 30,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field. Standing at his side were a handful of colleagues. They were there to peer inside Schenck’s head and take the first magnetic resonance scan (MRI) of the brain.

Employee Engagement Success through the Eyes of a Product Manager


When I started sketching ideas for YourMatch at the beginning of last year, I had four key objectives in mind. The new homepage experience needed to be personalized, actionable, feel local to users thousands of miles apart, and last but certainly not least, it needed to be inspiring.

Big Data Analysis For A Safer Life

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Police and first responders face significant challenges and need to act fast based on available information. With the emerging Big Data revolution, decision makers in police enforcement are looking at real-time intelligence, at their finger-tips, to successfully save lives.

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Sunny Days in San Adrian

General Mills installs 4,500 solar panels at plant in northern Spain

By Grant Moos, General Mills

The installation of nearly 4,500 solar panels at our San Adrian plant in northern Spain is just the latest in a series of environmental efforts that have earned the plant a reputation as one of the most innovative in that region.

The plant already receives all of its electricity – representing one-third of its energy overall – from renewable sources such as wind power. And it has significantly trimmed its water and energy usage rates in recent years.

Toyota Donates $300,000 to the Michigan Science Center

Strengthening Areas with STEM Programming to Demonstrate Toyota’s Commitment to Michigan and the Future of Engineering
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., announced a $300,000 donation to the Michigan Science Center.

Corporate Climate Champions Meet at COP18

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DOHA, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Reflecting the increased importance of the private sector to the climate negotiations and global sustainability, signatories of Caring for Climate (C4C), the UN’s climate action platform for business, met with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha today. Chaired by UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner and featuring UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, the event offered a platform for business to interact with the international climate process.

Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants to Jumpstart Student Startups That Address Social Issues

Students from around the world awarded cash and in-kind funding to support development of technology solutions to solve global problems.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue.

Four ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Plants Again Earn ENERGY STAR Certification

Plants Achieve Best-in-Class Performance to Maintain ENERGY STAR Certification
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EAGLE, Idaho, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Employee commitment to corporate citizenship has again earned four ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston plants ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards the ENERGY STAR—one of the most recognized green marks in the world—to plants achieving best-in-class performance, based on the EPA’s Energy Performance Indicator (EPI).

Lamb Weston plants in Boardman, Ore., Park Rapids, Minn., and Richland and Quincy, Wash. received ENERGY STAR re-certification for 2012.


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