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FEATURE ARTICLE ARCHIVE
Nation Risks Losing Critical Clean Electricity According to New Report
January 2014

Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, have announced closings this past year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030…

Flight Bags Enter The Electronic Age
December 2013

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are currently assessing the usability of electronic flight bags by Air National Guard pilots.

Improving Nuclear Waste Disposal
November 2013

A small improvement in the ability of clay to retain iodine-129 can make a big difference.

Wireless Network Invention Detects Falls
October 2013

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling.

Researcher Studies Movement Of Indoor Air Particles
September 2013

With few notable exceptions, outdoor air is cleaner than indoor air.

Engineered Biomaterial May Prevent Medical Implant Rejections
August 2013

Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body’s natural response to tissue that appears foreign.

More Ecologically-Friendly Solution to Clean Oil Spills Possible
July 2013

Researchers have found that low-micronaire cotton – one of the lowest-quality types of cotton – is most effective at picking up oil.

Discovery Expands the Potential For Harnessing Electron Spin
June 2013

University of Delaware scientists have confirmed the presence of “spin” – a magnetic field generated by electrons.

Solar Cells Created Using Organic Materials
May 2013

Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants.

Researchers Focus On Biomass As Leader In Biofuel Efficiency
April 2013

Working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed, a Kansas State University biochemical engineer will help lead new research as part of a national collaboration.

Ecoluminance Sheds New Light On Roundabouts
March 2013

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a concept for roadway illumination called “Ecoluminance” to guide drivers through less familiar roundabouts.

Engineers’ Week 2013
February 2013

The National Engineers Week Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

New Manufacturing Method Expected To Improve Wind Energy Efficiency
January 2013

A new method of manufacturing wind turbine blades, used in the capturing of energy that produces power, is expected to enable the construction of much larger wind turbines with higher efficiency and lower costs.

ICME Implementation Study Teams Announced
December 2012

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announced the teams that will study and identify key steps needed to extend and accelerate implementation of the emerging discipline of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) in the automotive, aerospace/aircraft, and maritime industries.

Research Improves Old Technology Making Comeback Possible
November 2012

In work supported by the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, researchers have taken a new look at an old, but seldom-used technique developed by the petroleum industry to recover oil…


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