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New Memory Care Facility To Open In New Market
July 8, 2015

Shenandoah Place, an assisted living facility in New Market, has announced plans to open a new memory care facility.

Engineers Design Quieter Turbine Blades Inspired By Owl Feathers
July 7, 2015

Virginia Tech engineers, leading an international team of researchers with members from Florida Atlantic University, Lehigh University, and Cambridge University, say a turbine blade inspired by the downy covering of owl feathers may offer a way to…

New Bourbon Distillery Comes To Newport News
July 7, 2015

According to information released from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office, Ironclad Distillery plans to open a new bourbon distillery.

Dewberry Team Wins the LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award
July 6, 2015

The NOAA Supplemental Sandy Topobathymetric Lidar and Imagery project received the LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award at the…

Climate Change Effecting Frequency, Intensity of Hurricanes
July 3, 2015

Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor.

Brain’s Response Could Replace Passwords
July 2, 2015

You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for very much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to…

New Coating May Reduce Intensity of Laser Attacks
July 1, 2015

A recently published Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering (JATE) article shows Lewis University researchers have created a coating for aircraft that reduces pilot distraction from laser attacks.

Drought Conditions Not Mitigated By Tropical Storms
July 1, 2015

Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States.

2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference Scheduled
June 30, 2015

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced that André Borschberg, one of the pilots and co-developer of the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, will deliver the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference…

Sentara Life Care To Invest $1.8 Million In New Facility
June 30, 2015

Norfolk-based health care system Sentara Life Care has announced a $1.8 million investment in a new facility in Norfolk, Virginia.

GBA’s Phase I ESA Standard of Care Study Invitation
June 27, 2015

The Environmental Business Council (EBC) of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) invites you and your firm to participate in a vitally important new study to review the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard of Care from 2007-2010.

WoodWorks Hosts Seminar July 21st
June 26, 2015

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a seminar in Richmond, Va., the first of its two-part lunch seminar series offered during the third quarter of 2015 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Virginia Tech Team Qualifies Again For The National Chem-E-Car Competition
June 25, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Virginia Tech’s Chem-E-Car team has qualified for the finals of the Chem-E-Car competition.

USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams
June 24, 2015

A new web-based application, DamWatch, provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events.

Transit Center Earns LEED Platinum Certification
June 23, 2015

The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company’s new Kemper Street Transfer Station, for which Wiley|Wilson provided engineering design services, was awarded LEED Platinum certification.

ICC 2015 Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings Scheduled
June 22, 2015

Code enforcement and fire service officials, inspectors, architects, engineers, designers, PMG experts, pool and spa specialists, and other construction industry professionals are making plans to attend the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2015 Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings…

SWE and DiscoverE’s Global Marathon Partner To Host TweetChat
June 19, 2015

To continue the conversation about millennials in the workforce, and in particular millennial women with careers in engineering and technology the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and DiscoverE’s Global Marathon…

2015 Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year Award Received
June 18, 2015

BizWiz©® by KBH Business Management Systems (KBH) was named Small Business of the Year during the 31st Annual Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon held June 12th.

Three New Courses For Automation and Instrumentation Technicians Introduced
June 17, 2015

The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently announced the introduction of three new courses for automation and instrumentation technicians…

ICC Submits Recommendations for Federal Strategies
June 16, 2015

The International Code Council (ICC) recently submitted its recommendations for inclusion in the Applied Technology Council’s ATC-117-1 Project Report.

NAVFAC Atlantic Schedules Industry Forum 2015 Webinar
June 15, 2015

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic (NAVFAC Atlantic) will host its 2015 Industry Forum, held via Webinar, on June 17, 2015. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

Manufacturing Growth In U.S. Accelerates
June 15, 2015

According to a report issued earlier this month by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), a trade group of purchasing managers, manufacturing growth in the United States accelerated in May.

Wallops Island To Celebrate 70th Anniversary
June 12, 2015

Wallops Island is celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a grand open house and celebration on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

LIGHTFAIR® International 2015 Breaks All Records
June 11, 2015

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015 broke all registration and trade-show records with double-digit growth marking the largest staging in its 26-year history…

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