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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Company Digital Alloys

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Digital Alloys' Joule Printing™ technology can rapidly combine multiple metals into each part, which enhances thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties. The process allows metals like titanium and high-temperature alloys to be 3D-printed for parts that could be used on Boeing products. "Our investment in Digital Alloys will help Boeing produce metal structural aerospace parts faster and at higher volume than ever before," said Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures. "By investing in companies with emerging... Read More »

300 drones illuminating the river IJ in Amsterdam – Studio Drift to present European premiere of “FRANCHISE FREEDOM”. After world premiere in Miami Beach in collaboration with BMW, airborne performance on August 10 – 12, 2018

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A flying sculpture of 300 luminous Intel Shooting Star drones in bird swarming formation will be on view for three days after sunset, from August10 – 12, 2018. Illuminating the river IJ in Amsterdam, the performative art work is part of the retrospective “Studio Drift: CODED NATURE”, on display at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam until August 26, 2018. After the unprecedented number of visitors to the museum for the exhibition, the City of Amsterdam in collaboration with BMW, Intel, RAI, Rabobank, NDSM,  and Studio Drift will offer the public ... Read More »

Helping People Connect with Local Businesses

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Updating Pages: We’re redesigning Pages on mobile to make it even easier for people to interact with local businesses and find what they need most. For example, you can make a reservation at a restaurant; book an appointment at a salon; or see most recent photos, upcoming Events, and Offers. You can also now see Stories on Pages to get to know the people behind the business. Making Recommendations from your community more helpful: People use Recommendations to ask their communities where to go, where to eat, or where to shop. We’re making tho... Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo joins Renault Sport Formula One Team from 2019

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Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel, who hails from Perth, Australia, joins Renault Sport Formula One Team for the next two seasons. Daniel has secured seven Grands Prix wins and stepped onto the podium 29 times. He is already very familiar with the Renault family, having driven in Renault junior series between 2007 and 2011 and has been powered by Renault engines in F1 since 2014. Jérôme Stoll, President, Renault Sport Racing: Renault decided to come back to Formula One to fight for World Championships. Signing Daniel Ricciardo is a unique oppo... Read More »

Hokkaido’s Ussuri brown bears keep their cool with DHL en route to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they are extinct across parts of Asia. Reported to be 10,000 left in Japan, the bears are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to their vulnerability to habitat loss, illegal hunting and capture, and being poached for body parts and skins. Each Ussuri brown bear can weigh up to 550kg and requires temperatures to be maintained as closely as possible to their native climate in northern Japan and Korea¹. As such, purpose-b... Read More »

Boeing Sending Last Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson Back to Space

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Chris Ferguson, who led the final space shuttle mission, will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann take the new Boeing [NYSE: BA] CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. The three pioneers will help restore American access to space from U.S. soil, a capability that ended when the shuttle was retired seven years ago. Mann will also make history as the first female astronaut on the inaugural crewed flight of a new U.S. spacecraft. “We’re immensely proud of Ch... Read More »

DHL supports European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018 as official logistics partner

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"In athletics it's all about maximizing qualities like strength and endurance to achieve overall exceptional performance. We at DHL Trade Fairs & Events can identify with these values as we strive to optimize our efficiency and coordination to provide excellent service. We are proud to support the European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018 with our transport solutions," declares Vincenzo Scrudato, Managing Director, DHL Trade Fairs & Events. About 1,600 athletes from 47 different sports will be competing over six days of competition ... Read More »

SEAT and Grupo Sesé debut the duo trailer, the longest, most efficient truck driving on European roads

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The duo trailer features two 13.60 metre long trailers pulled by a truck with a Scania cab, a Volkswagen Group brand, a total length of 31.70 metres and a maximum payload capacity of 70 tonnes. In total, it enables a reduction in CO2 emissions of 20% per road journey and a 25% decrease in the logistics costs of transporting components, figures that these tests intend to verify. Designed for travelling on high capacity roads, the duo trailer will also lower the number of trucks that travel on conventional roads, which is where the highest number... Read More »

Five new grants to support CS education research

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After consulting with many CS education experts, we realized that while some research existed, more was needed. To better understand current research needs, we funded exploratory research and held a gathering of  prominent CS education researchers who advised us on current research needs. Using criteria they helped us develop, we invited more than 100 CS education researchers to contribute proposals for innovative new research. Today, we’re excited to announce the recipients of the Computer Science (CS) Education Research Awards: Harva... Read More »

FedEx Announces No Additional Residential Surcharges for Second Straight Holiday Season

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“FedEx delivers possibilities every day for millions of small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, FedEx Corp. “We are demonstrating our support for these loyal customers during this critical timeframe by not adding additional residential peak surcharges, except for situations where the shipments are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling.” Peak surcharges for such shipments will be effective Nov. 19, 2018, through Dec. 24, 2018.  Details ... Read More »

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