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Smaller Rotor Added To Wind Turbines Increases Efficiency
April 2015

Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines.

Electric Vehicle Batteries Could Get Boost From New Paper-like Material
March 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s (UC Riverside) Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries.

More Hispanics Earning Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 2015

A new report from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center has found that the number of Hispanic students receiving bachelor’s degrees in the physical sciences and engineering has increased over the last decade or so…

Helping NASA With Future Mars Landings
December 2014

NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars.

Fighting the Spread of Ebola
November 2014

A quiet solution amidst the rising clamor for answers in the current Ebola crisis comes from a surprising corner of America’s federal laboratory system.

Domestic Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Becomes Cost Competitive
October 2014

Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.

FAA Certifies Unmanned Aircraft Test Site As ‘Fully Operational’
September 2014

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials recently announced.

Shocking Truth About Electric Fish Is Discovered
August 2014

Scientists have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt.

Natural Polymer Enables Biodegradable Plastics Production
July 2014

Wolfgang Glasser says he was hesitant at first when a start-up company asked him to be their chief scientific officer. But then the professor emeritus of sustainable biomaterials realized that cycleWood Solutions Inc. could possibly make his dream — biodegradable plastics from a plentiful natural resource — a reality.

Teleoperated Robotic Technology Developed For National Challenge
June 2014

University of Washington (UW) electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient.

Unique Concrete Composite Extends Material Life Span
May 2014

To Scott Muzenski, the large crack that weather and wear had caused in the driveway of a parking structure at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) presented an opportunity to test his research.

Portable Fuel Cells Provide Green, Sustainable Power For Ports
April 2014

Clean hydrogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel cell technology demonstration, one that could lead to a commercial technology for ports worldwide.

Researchers Design Framework For Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
March 2014

Following a U.S. Department of Transportation call to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for all cars and light trucks on the nation’s highways, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been tapped to design the…

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.

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