5 Ways That Technology Can Transform Your Business

Many companies are already using technology to transform their business, but some have yet to take the plunge. If this is you, the time is right to jump in. In this world, technology is commonplace for almost every single person on Earth. It also affects businesses, no matter how big or small. And the fact is, technology has never been better. From assembly-line robots to computer software that gives you customer service AI, you can quickly bring your business into the 21st century. For those hesitant about investing in technology, here are five ways that it can help transform your business.

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1. Increase Productivity

In a major step to improve work efficiency, computer software is automating and assisting with day-to-day business operations. A manager can also quickly gather data and analyze precisely how staff spends their time. This way, they can delegate work to

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New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel when they land on the Red Planet in 2033

  • The system is designed with  two sides – one splits the water to form a hydroxyl ion and the other splits it again to produce oxygen
  • It produces 25 times more oxygen than NASA’s MOXIE that is heading to Mars
  • The system would work continuously on Mars and could be used in the deep sea 

There is water on Mars, but much of it is frozen and the rest is teaming with salt – rendering it useless to future astronauts who are set to land on the planet by 2033.

Now, a team from Washington University in St. Louise has developed a system that transforms the unusable water

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Agri-tech continues to transform the future of food security in Africa

70% of Africans rely solely on agricultural income. But with a growing global population and mounting pressure to double outputs by the year 2050, farmers continue with the struggle of keeping up with the demand. Faced with challenges such as outdated methods and equipment, earth cracked dry from changes in climate and locked in an ongoing battle with destructive plagues, farmers are facing odds stacked against them.

But technology is ushering change. Powering a new era of farming, agritech solutions from all over the world are seeing unprecedented investment – with start-ups growing 110% in the past two years, and showing no sign of slowing down.

Microsoft has been partnering with public and private organisations to develop systems that support better policy making around agriculture. One example of this is the organistions work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) in Kenya

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Scientists find water microdroplets can transform into hydrogen peroxide when condensing on cold surfaces

Scientists find water microdroplets can transform into hydrogen peroxide when condensing on cold surfaces
Photo shows water microdroplet condensate formed on the surface of a glass container containing cold water (left) and an image of water microdroplets formed on a polished silicon surface (right). Credit: Jae Kyoo Lee and Hyun Soo Han

In its bulk liquid form, whether in a bathtub or an ocean, water is a relatively benign substance with little chemical activity. But down at the scale of tiny droplets, water can turn surprisingly reactive, Stanford researchers have discovered.


In microdroplets of water, just millionths of a meter wide, a portion of the H2O molecules present can convert into a close chemical cousin, hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, a harsh chemical commonly used as a disinfectant and hair bleaching agent.

Stanford scientists first reported this unexpected behavior in forcibly sprayed microdroplets of water last year. Now in a new study, the research team has shown the same Jekyll-and-Hyde

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Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA in their COVID-19 vaccines. This never-before-used technology could transform how science fights diseases.

The success of two COVID-19 candidate vaccines marks a turning point in the long history of vaccines and could lead to major advances against a variety of diseases.

COVID-19 vaccine candidates from Moderna and Pfizer both promising

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Vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are more than 95% effective against COVID-19, trials show. Both depend on a technology never before used in a commercial vaccine that could upend the way future ones are made.

This new messenger RNA technology, as well another method that depends on viruses to deliver vaccines, are transforming the field, said Brendan Wren, a professor of vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.



a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is being shipped in specially designed, insulated containers that hold between 195 and 975 five-dose vials and are about the size of a carry-on suitcase. The vials are stored in flat, pizza box-sized compartments, each of which holds 195 vials. A fully-loaded thermal container, which is reusable, contains five of these and weighs about 70 pounds. These "shippers" as Pfizer calls them have space at the top for dry ice, which can keep the vaccine at the necessary temperature for ten days if unopened, or five days as long as it’s opened no more than twice a day for very short periods of time


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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is being shipped in specially designed, insulated containers that hold between 195 and 975 five-dose vials and are about the size of a carry-on suitcase. The vials are stored in

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The science of gratitude can transform your family | St. Tammany community news

There’s been a lot of talk about science this year.

Follow the science. Listen to the scientists. Watch the trends. Track the numbers. Science science science. Marcia Marcia Marcia.

Science has been a huge part of the conversation. And while, for the most part, we can give COVID-19 the credit for finagling science into our daily concentration, that side of science gets to take a little break today. (No, it’s not always all about you, COVID, you little narcissist.)

Instead, I want to take some time to talk about how there is also science that can make us — and our children — happier. Yes, even amid the big pile of elephant dung that is the year 2020.

I want to talk about the science of gratitude. It’s the legitimate therapy of rewiring our brains to become happier even when life feels like an episode of “Hoarders” and the trash

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How SpaceX Starlink broadband will envelop Earth and transform the sky

When the call connects and I ask Angel Chavarin if I’m speaking to AWN-hell or AIN-gel, there’s a familiar pause. I can hear the faint echo of my own words finally reach the cellphone’s speaker on the other end of the line a few seconds later, and then a voice responds: 



A scene from the fallout of the Holiday Farm Fire in Oregon.


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A scene from the fallout of the Holiday Farm Fire in Oregon.


“Yep, it sure is. AIN-gel works. No one around here calls me AWN-hell except my dad.”

It’s a delay I recognize from using satellite phone connections while on assignment on the Alaskan tundra and other remote areas. The signal carrying my words must travel over 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) to a satellite in geostationary orbit and then another 22,000 miles back to Earth to reach the person on the other end of the call. 



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But Chavarin isn’t speaking

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Prime Therapeutics welcomes three leaders to transform the PBM’s technology, data analytics solutions | News

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 30 million members nationally, recently welcomed three new leaders to transform its information technology and data management and analytics areas.

  • Urvi Randhar joined Prime as senior vice president, chief information and technology officer; she is accountable for the strategic direction and operational performance of Prime’s IT systems and infrastructure, including operations, architecture, security, application development and support.
  • Sam Mohanty joined Prime in the newly created role of vice president and chief data officer; he is tasked with defining Prime’s enterprise-wide information management and technology architecture strategy to build a world class data and analytics eco system, supported by effective governance, control and data optimization.
  • Sarah Taylor joined Prime, also in a newly created role, as vice president and chief analytics officer; she will establish a strategy for bringing industry leading
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Prime Therapeutics welcomes three leaders to transform the PBM’s technology, data analytics solutions

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 30 million members nationally, recently welcomed three new leaders to transform its information technology and data management and analytics areas.

  • Urvi Randhar joined Prime as senior vice president, chief information and technology officer; she is accountable for the strategic direction and operational performance of Prime’s IT systems and infrastructure, including operations, architecture, security, application development and support.
  • Sam Mohanty joined Prime in the newly created role of vice president and chief data officer; he is tasked with defining Prime’s enterprise-wide information management and technology architecture strategy to build a world class data and analytics eco system, supported by effective governance, control and data optimization.
  • Sarah Taylor joined Prime, also in a newly created role, as vice president and chief analytics officer; she will establish a strategy for bringing industry leading
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How Food Innovation Hubs Will Scale Technology To Transform Our Food System

By Saswati Bora, Head of Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum; Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP); and Noopur Desai, Specialist, Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum

Imagine Sandra, a smallholder farmer in Utopia, providing for her family of four by growing maize and tomatoes. She struggles to make ends meet and sometimes depends on assistance programmes. She wants to improve her income and the soil health of her farm, which has been deteriorating due to frequent droughts.

Start-up Precis.IO has a precision agriculture technology that uses big data and machine learning to help farmers plan and apply the optimal inputs. These tools could help Sandra improve yield and even lead to significant reductions in GHG emissions. However, Precis.IO is struggling to scale up their impact and reach

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