Cornell’s First Science Communication and Public Engagement Minor Graduates Tackle Health, Racial and Medical Issues

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 wrote to The Sun with how the science communication and public engagement minor has helped them in their post-Cornell endeavors.

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans do not believe the actual coronavirus death toll is as high as its official count. Scholars have suggested that COVID-19 health literacy is a serious and underestimated problem, making the importance of communicating science more prevalent than ever.

The science communication and public engagement minor was designed for science, technology, engineering and math majors who want to break the divide between scientists and the general public by translating complicated science concepts into more digestible terms — something that is particularly pertinent to a global pandemic.

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 were the first two graduates to receive the science communication and public engagement minor. After graduating from Cornell, the two are now applying the skills they

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IMPROVATE brings together African nations and Israeli tech companies to tackle food security challenges

Tony Blair: This is a huge opportunity to help Africa fulfil its potential as a major source of food, not just for Africans, but for the world

IMPROVATE founder & chair Irina Nevzlin: “During the current time of crisis, leaders need to unite and work together to implement common goals and solve common problems.”

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IMPROVATE held a first of a kind conference on “food security” with the aim of connecting Israeli technology companies with African nations tackle the continent’s urgent challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population.

Agriculture Ministers of five African nations, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) presented to Israeli technology companies the challenges and problems faced by their countries.

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Solex Energy Science to tackle energy challenges of tomorrow, today

New heat transfer technology company leverages bulk solids expertise to support development in the renewable energy sector

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – Evolving needs from renewable energy solutions are sparking a new Canadian-based company to provide a unique spin on a well-proven industrial technology solution.

Officially unveiled today, Solex Energy Science Inc. is focused on applying the science of bulk solids heat transfer to emerging challenges associated with sustainable initiatives such as solar power, waste heat recovery and carbon capture.

“We are tackling new challenges around renewable energy head-on by applying our deep expertise in advanced thermal modelling of bulk solids heat transfer with an extensive knowledge of bulk solids’ properties and flow characteristics,” says Neville Jordison, Chief Executive Officer of Solex Energy Science, which is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The core technology behind Solex Energy Science involves indirect heat transfer with a bulk

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Life Insurance Industry Invests In Cognitive Health To Tackle The Future Of Aging

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — World Alzheimer’s Day – As populations continue to age globally, life insurance companies and their customers have been increasingly affected by the rising numbers of Alzheimer’s disease. To prepare for future aging populations and how to best serve them, insurers are investing for the first time in digital assessment technologies that will enable policyholders to manage and track their cognitive health. An announcement today by Neurotrack, a digital health company, and Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Hannover Re US), a member of Hannover Re Group, the third largest reinsurance group in the world, signals how the industry is turning to digital technology to benefit insurers and policyholders by changing the future of aging. 

Neurotrack is announcing a partnership with Hannover Re US to offer Neurotrack’s clinically-validated cognitive health program to the life insurance market for use by their policyholders.

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OnePlus plans new smartphone launch to tackle Pixel 5 and Sony Xperia

It’s been a good five months since the stellar OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro landed on UK store shelves, which means it’s time for a refresh. Yes, OnePlus seems to be sticking with its biannual refresh cycle – with an update to the OnePlus 8 poised to launch in a few weeks, reports suggest.

As we’ve seen in previous years, this is likely to be a “T” model, which the Shenzhen-based company occasionally uses to refine the design that debuted a few months earlier, squeeze a little more power under the bonnet, and introduce a new software feature. Interestingly, OnePlus doesn’t seem to be planning a OnePlus 8T Pro – with only the more affordable model receiving a boost.

For any OnePlus 8 Pro owners who recently splashed out £799, that’s incredibly good news as they’ll still have the latest and greatest from the company. But for anyone with

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