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Scrap Tires Transformed Into Supercapacitor Electrodes
November 2015

Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a technology developed…

Grant Secured To Help Veterans Transition To STEM Fields
October 2015

Naval Research Grant University researchers led by Tony Dean, associate professor of engineering fundamentals, have secured an Office of Naval Research grant to create educational modules to help veterans become science and technology graduates and civilian employees.

Superhydrophobic Glass Coating Created
September 2015

A moth’s eye and lotus leaf served as inspiration for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating developed…

Model For Robots With Bacterial Brains Developed
August 2015

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.

Sustainable Phosphorus Recovery From Wastewater
July 2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key as part of efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Landmark DOE Hydropower Report Issued
June 2015

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity.

Turning An Environmental Scourge Into Useful Products
May 2015

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists have reported that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products.

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.

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