Tag: Environment

Alion Awarded $73 Million Task Order to Provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment Research and Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $73 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE) Research and Development (R&D) for Joint Staff J7, Deputy Director Joint Training (JS J7 DDJT) Environment Architecture Division (EAD). Alion was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the R&D and S&T community.

“We are dedicated to our continued customer partnership to develop joint virtual environments to prepare for Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2),” said Katie Selbe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alion’s Cyber Network Solutions Group. “Alion has

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Real Time Remote Buoy/AtoN, Lantern and Environment Monitoring Kits for Ports and Waterways From SRT Marine Technology

SRT Marine Technology is pleased to announce the availability of a range of new kits that make it easy and cost effective for any port or waterway authority to significantly improve safety through effective and reliable monitoring of buoys, lanterns and the environment with real time information displayed on your existing VTS system.

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New innovative AtoN monitoring kits from SRT enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk (Graphic: Business Wire)

These innovative new AtoN monitoring kits enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk by alerting relevant authorities and vessels to off-position buoys, faulty lanterns, and poor weather. By using AIS, the information is automatically displayed on existing port VTS and vessel ECDIS.

DAS Carbon-1 – Buoy, Lantern and Weather Monitoring AIS AtoN Kit – this kit enables you to

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Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming | Environment

In November 2018, I travelled to Guangzhou, a city of about 14 million people in southern China. Late autumn is the time for making lap yuk, a type of preserved pork that is a local speciality, and across town I would often spot slabs of meat hanging from high-rise apartment balconies, tied up with string and swaying next to shirts and sheets left out to dry. To make lap yuk, a piece of raw pork belly is soaked in a blend of rice wine, salt, soy sauce and spices, then hung out to cure in the damp, cold autumn air. The fat becomes translucent and imparts a savoury-sweet taste to any stir-fried vegetable dish. A relative of mine claims that only southern China can make preserved pork like this. The secret is the native spores and bacteria that are carried on the wind there.

Guangzhou was the first

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Advisors use technology to handle challenge in helping clients adjust to the new environment

  • Financial advisory firms have had to adapt using virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients.
  • Their newfound comfort with tech will probably change advisory practices well into the future.
  • Top-ranked firms in the 2020 CNBC FA 100 list weigh in on how technology has transformed their businesses.



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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

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Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down

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Advisors use technology to help clients adjust to the new environment

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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down after a half-hour,” said Kip Keener, chief compliance officer for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based firm. Salem was ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s FA 100 ranking this year.

Keener immediately switched to a corporate Zoom account and says that videoconferencing between employees and with clients has quickly become an

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a year of our best environment journalism

Since the Guardian pledged a year ago to give the climate crisis even greater priority, we have published a piece of environmental journalism on average every three hours. Greenhouse gas emissions, heatwaves, wildfires, melting polar ice, floods, droughts, the annihilation of wildlife, air pollution … the problems grow more severe every year.

Of course, 2020 has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, but even here the correlation with environmental destruction is clear.

The Covid link

The “tip of the iceberg” – that was the warning early in the year, when we reported that many more viruses were present in wildlife and just waiting to be released by the human destruction of nature. The UN’s environment chief said “nature is sending us a message” that our abuse of the planet had consequences.

As critical as it is to tackle the damage caused by Covid-19, the root cause – the invasion of

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Jupiter Killed Earth-Like Environment On Hellish Planet

KEY POINTS

  • Jupiter’s early gravitational pull may have killed Venus’ habitable surrounding
  • Venus has extreme temperatures that can kill any form of life
  • The case on Venus serves as a warning for Earth to avoid a similar temperature rise

Venus would have been capable of hosting life similar to Earth if not only for Jupiter’s interference in its planetary motion. The planet, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, was thrown off by the largest planet in our solar system from its original orbit around the sun.

The planet, also dubbed as Earth’s twin, was not as hostile to life forms as to how it is today, if not for Jupiter’s behavior in the solar system, according to a study published in the Planetary Science Journal. The study said Jupiter changed its planetary course, moving closer and then away again from the sun. Since it is a huge

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Satellite Science Is Helping The Environment, From Farms To Oceans

The same technology used for satellites can monitor both lands and seafloors, helping adaptation and mitigation practices against climate change.

Vultus and PlanBlue are two of the nine climate ventures selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Climate KIC to receive €4 million, as part of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative, with the aim to help start-ups recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. To choose who deserved the grant, EIT Climate-KIC took into consideration the potential reduction of greenhouse gases emissions made possible by each innovation.

“Our entrepreneurship community has been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, be it through  last-minute investment cancellations, losing customers, global supply chains being interrupted or  even just distraction

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Technology Providing Navigation in GPS-Denied Environment wins Grand Prize in xTechSearch Competition | Article

WASHINGTON, DC (September 11, 2020) – The U.S. Army announced the winner of the third xTechSearch competition at the virtual xTech 3 Summit event on Sept. 11, 2020.TRX Systems based out of Greenbelt, Maryland took the top prize of $250,000 for their assured positioning, navigation, and timing technology: Dismount GPS-Denied and NAVWAR Threat Detection. Their technology delivers location indoors and underground, in areas where GPS is not reliable or available."In this process with xTech, especially with that last award, we were able to spend a lot more of our energy on business development. We submitted 19 proposals during this time and that was less than 18 months ago,” explained Carol Politi, president and CEO of TRX Systems, during her proof-of-concept demonstration. “We’ve had nine awards with eight pending. And we were able to land three phase III transition programs – including the ability to transition the specific innovation we proposed

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Make human-centric lighting the center of a post-pandemic built environment (MAGAZINE)

JAMES TU. (Photo credit: Image courtesy of Energy Focus, Inc.)

JAMES TU. (Photo credit: Image courtesy of Energy Focus, Inc.)

The novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, has abruptly and drastically reduced the frequency and degree of common physical interactions, and caused global economies to shrink by unprecedented magnitudes. With heightened awareness of pandemic risks, what will the “new normal” be like? How will the lighting industry both cope and evolve in the post COVID-19 age that is destined to reshape the economic climate and infrastructure landscape?

Lighting is hands down the most visible and universal technology humans are exposed to in the built environment. In the modern world, people spend approximately 90% of the time indoors, mostly with the lights on, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Even outdoors, during evening hours, lighting is still required to accompany human activities. In the digital, post-COVID-19 world, LED lighting has an advantageous position to become the control hub

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