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FEATURE ARTICLE ARCHIVE
Biosolar Breakthrough May Change Electrical Power Generation
August 2012

Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), is turning the term “power plant” on its head.

Biofuel Demand Impacts Forest Land-Use Decisions
July 2012

The drive to develop crops for use as biofuel, continues to raise questions about additional uses of forest land.

Researchers Develop Hybrid Cable Design
June 2012

Sometimes total electrical isolation is a good thing — and that’s the idea behind a power-over-fiber (PoF) communications cable being developed by engineers at Sandia National Laboratories.

Professor Tasked To Assess Effects of Oil Spill
May 2012

April 2012 marked two years since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused vast quantities of crude oil to flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

Price Parity For Solar Power
April 2012

It’s time to stop thinking of solar energy as a boutique source of power, says Joshua Pearce. Sure, solar only generates about 1 percent of the electricity in the U.S. But that will change shortly…

CAFE Standards Create Financial Incentive
March 2012

The current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards create a financial incentive for auto companies to make bigger vehicles that are allowed to meet lower targets, according to results of a new University of Michigan (U-M) study.

Engineers Week® 2012
February 2012

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Engineers Week is among the oldest of America’s professional outreach efforts.

The Opening of I-295/Meadowville Technology Parkway Interchange Celebrated
January 2012

Timmons Group is pleased to announce that on December 15th, VDOT and Chesterfield County officials celebrated the opening of the long-awaited interchange on Interstate 295 at Meadowville Technology Parkway.

Nuclear Power Plants Being Considered For Outer Space Bases
December 2011

The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets may really look like it came from outer space…

Landfill Reprieve: New Life for Tired Turf
November 2011

Today a lot of jurisdictions and school districts of all sizes have at least one synthetic turf field if not more, with many of these fields coming to the end of their lifespan.

Study Highlights Keys To Innovation’s Magic Formula
October 2011

University scientists and engineers are more likely to produce inventions and patents if they work in an environment where management supports and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and commercialization…

Technology Offers Fundamental Breakthrough
September 2011

Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new technology with the potential to dramatically alter the air-cooling landscape in computing and microelectronics.

First Steps Taken To Understand How Plants Respond To Extreme Changes
August 2011

Over time, plants have evolved to adapt to a constantly changing, often hostile, environment. Unfortunately, they are facing a new and difficult challenge ahead.

Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals
July 2011

The American Physical Society has released a new assessment — Direct Air Capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) with Chemicals — to better inform the scientific community on the technical aspects of removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Senior Design Expo 2011 Highlights Future Engineers
June 2011

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Engineering has again provided a glimpse into the future of engineering with their Senior Design Expo 2011…


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