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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.

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.

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