To protect nature’s benefits, focus on people — ScienceDaily

To calculate the true value of a forest, we need to know how people benefit from it, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability. A healthy forest holds a treasure trove of benefits for people — it can filter water for downstream communities, supply timber for building, and provide a place for people to connect with nature. But a forest — or any other ecosystem — won’t necessarily provide the same things to everyone.

“Context matters,” says Lisa Mandle, lead scientist at the Stanford Natural Capital Project and lead author on the paper. “If we want to protect the critical natural assets we all depend on, we need actionable policies that incorporate people’s diverse needs. It shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach when we’re talking about people and nature.”

There’s a growing global movement to invest in nature in order to protect vital resources and improve climate resilience. But

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LivaNova Presents New Data at European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting Demonstrating Benefits of Perceval Sutureless Valve

New PERSIST-AVR study results and SURE-AVR registry data analysis underscore utility of Perceval as a minimally invasive surgical approach for patients with aortic valve stenosis

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) a market-leading medical technology and innovation company, today announced new data from the Perceval® Sutureless Implant Versus Standard-Aortic Valve Replacement (PERSIST-AVR) clinical study and the Sorin Universal Registry on Aortic Valve Replacement (SURE-AVR). Results from a PERSIST-AVR sub-analysis demonstrated better clinical outcomes for patients with aortic valve stenosis who received the Perceval sutureless surgical aortic valve via minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) than patients who received a stented valve through the same access. Data from a SURE-AVR sub-analysis further supported positive findings for Perceval using MICS or full sternotomy. The results were presented during a series of presentations at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

“The new PERSIST-AVR data presented at EACTS highlight that

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With ‘Cure’ Comment, Trump Exaggerates Known Benefits of Another Covid-19 Therapy

Experts think monoclonal antibodies, like the cocktail taken by Mr. Trump, could fare better than hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma.

The treatment is “super promising, and all of us are excited from a theoretical perspective,” Dr. Ranney said. “But it’s just too early,” she added, to tell if theory will translate into practice.

Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic, mass-produced mimics of the molecules the human body produces in response to an infection. Some antibodies are powerful enough to block the coronavirus from infiltrating cells. Administered to people battling the coronavirus, the monoclonal antibodies could help naturally produced immune molecules fend off the virus.

Just days before Mr. Trump tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to the hospital, Regeneron announced a batch of preliminary results, collected from ongoing trials, via news release. They suggested Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody cocktail could tamp down the amount of virus found in the nasal cavity, and

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Beacon Market will Showcase Positive Impact during 2020-2024 | Benefits of Proximity Beacon Marketing to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the beacon market and it is poised to grow by USD 15.99 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 57% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Beacon Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Apple Inc., BlueUp Srls, Estimote Inc., Gimbal Inc., Google LLC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Kontakt.io Inc., KS Technologies Inc., Radius Networks Inc., and Texas Instruments Inc are some of

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T-Mobile for Business BrandVoice: Evolving Your Small Business: 5 Benefits Of 5G

5G isn’t just about a future with faster data speeds—it’s about faster business.

With the deployment of any new generation of wireless technology like 5G, the benefits will grow over time as networks expand availability and technology advances.

In order to stay ahead of the curve, businesses of all sizes—even small to medium-sized companies—need to understand the opportunities that 5G presents, especially as creative entrepreneurs begin developing innovative ways to use 5G for business and leverage its capabilities.

The very existence of 5G provides a huge opportunity for innovative ideas, new products, and services, and transformed business models. Here are just five of the ways that businesses can use 5G to improve how they do business and serve customers.

1. It can make your people more productive

5G not only has the potential to create whole new ways to work, but it may even make evolving your small

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Harvesting vegetation on riparian buffers barely reduces water-quality benefits — ScienceDaily

Allowing farmers to harvest vegetation from their riparian buffers will not significantly impede the ability of those streamside tracts to protect water quality by capturing nutrients and sediment — and it will boost farmers’ willingness to establish buffers.

That is the conclusion of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences researchers, who compared the impacts of six riparian buffer design scenarios over two, four-year crop rotations in two small central and southeastern Pennsylvania watersheds. Two of the buffer scenarios included the harvesting of switchgrass and swamp willow trees.

Allowing farmers to harvest vegetation from their riparian buffers and sell it for biofuels — not permitted under current Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, or CREP, federal regulations — would go a long way toward persuading farmers to establish riparian buffers, researchers contend. And farmers’ buy-in is badly needed in Pennsylvania, where hundreds of miles of new buffers are needed along streams emptying into

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First study of its kind reveals the benefits of droplets on leaves — ScienceDaily

Small watery droplets on the edges of blueberry bush leaves are loaded with nutrients for many insects, including bees, wasps and flies, according to a Rutgers-led study, the first of its kind.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, suggests that these droplets are an important but underexplored feature in plants, with profound implications for insects in agricultural and natural ecosystems.

“Our study shows for the first time that plant ‘guttation’ — fluid from sap secreted at the edges and tips of leaves — is a nutrient-rich source of food for insects,” said senior author Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Many insects such as bees, wasps and flies drink the small droplets, which arise on nights with high levels of moisture in soil,

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General Dynamics Information Technology awarded $306 million Department of Veterans Affairs task order to modernize benefits claims processing

RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it was awarded the File Conversion Services task order under the Veterans Intake, Conversion, and Communication Services (VICCS) program by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). The single award under the VICCS indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $306 million over five years.

Under the task order, GDIT will leverage managed services and artificial intelligence to digitally convert historical veteran records, automate data extraction of existing records and process Official Military Personnel File requests in support of veteran benefits claims processing. The modernization of the VA’s military service recordkeeping will enable the VBA

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Going Green: The Benefits of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments and Technology’s Role

By Mohammad Raafi Hossain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fasset

2020 has witnessed wildfires run rampant in Australia, tremendous storms and flooding in the southern United States, and the largest ice shelf left in the world shattering earlier this month—climate change and the threat it poses to society are startlingly obvious. The impact of climate change will go well beyond the physical world, however, and is set to have significant knock-on effects to the global economy. By 2050, experts estimate, climate change will cost the world economy $7.9 trillion.

While haunted by the threat of climate change, both developed and developing nations are facing deepening challenges around infrastructure development. In emerging economies, rampant population growth and rapid urbanization are placing increased pressure on existing infrastructural systems. Meanwhile, developed markets are engaged in maintaining relevance in an increasingly technology-driven, global economy and are in need of modernizing rapidly-dating infrastructure. Around

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Nucleus Research’s 2020 ROI Awards Showcase Enterprise Technology Deployments Delivering the Greatest Business and Financial Benefits

 Technology research firm spotlights 10 implementations that delivered the greatest business value, based entirely on rigorous return-on-investment calculations

Today, Nucleus Research, a global provider of ROI-focused technology research and advisory services, unveiled the winners of the 2020 Nucleus ROI Awards. The Nucleus ROI Awards recognize the year’s top implementations based on the overall value delivered by the project. Its analysts performed an independent ROI assessment calculating the actual business benefits and ROI achieved by each project; these ten winners were chosen from more than 170 nominees, based strictly on the ROI achieved.

This year’s awards recognized the consistent return on investment Nucleus continues to track from cloud applications and people applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management (HCM) in industries ranging from retail to education to healthcare.

“The pandemic forced many industries to shift their workforces and client data onto the cloud,” said Ian Campbell, CEO

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