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FEATURE ARTICLE ARCHIVE
Studying Movement Against A Current
November 2019

Going upstream, and against a current, involves a front-first downward tilt and then moving along a surface, shows new research…

Hazard and Disaster Research Network Seeks to Advance Innovation
October 2019

The Operations and Systems Engineering Extreme Event Research (OSEEER) network will advance basic science and engineering while also improving societal well-being.

Actuator Vibration Moves Tiny 3D-Printed Robots
September 2019

Robots are the size of the world’s smallest ant.

Manganese May Be To Blame For Lead In Water
August 2019

Research at Washington University in St. Louis has shown however, that in conjunction with certain other chemicals, naturally occurring manganese can lead to big changes in…

Large “Dead Zone” Forecasted For Chesapeake Bay
July 2019

This year, exceptionally high spring rainfall and streamflow is transporting nitrogen to tidal waters in amounts above the long-term average…

Materials Explorers™ Program Adds New STEM Resources
June 2019

The Materials ExplorersSTEM outreach program recently launched its newest classroom activities for high school students through…

New Potential Pollutants In Waterways Studied
May 2019

When you flush the toilet, you probably don’t think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in…

Researchers Study Waste Form Corrosion
April 2019

Although glass, ceramics, and metal forms have been around for ages, researchers don’t yet know key details about how materials crumble, dissolve, or otherwise come undone.

Technology Protects The Power Grid By Hacking Would-be Hackers
March 2019

Milos Manic, Ph.D., professor of computer science and director of VCU’s Cybersecurity Center, along with colleagues at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), has developed a protection system that…

NASA’s Webb Telescope To Study Cosmic Jets and Stellar Outflows
February 2019

Webb’s exquisite angular resolution will allow it to pick up the tiniest details.

High-Tech Heating Patches Created
January 2019

What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes – while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint?

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Helps Attract Amazon
December 2018

Virginia Tech is making a historic commitment to build a revolutionary 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria…

Improving Smart-Window Energy Efficiency With Nanoparticles
November 2018

U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually.

Biosensor Technology For Wearable Devices Invented
October 2018

Engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health…

Parker Solar Probe Launched On Historic Journey
September 2018

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday, August 12th, to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.


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