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Exploring The Importance Of Wetland Ecosystems
June 17, 2020

Wetlands are found at the intersection of soil and water ecosystems.

Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster On Uneven Terrain
June 17, 2020

Roboticists have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.

2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference Registration Opens
June 16, 2020

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th.

Nanomaterial Fabricated That Outperforms Others In Blocking Speeding Projectiles
June 16, 2020

Engineers have fabricated a rubbery nanomaterial that outperforms all other materials, including steel and Kevlar, in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts.

ARPA-E Awards $2.4 Million For Fusion Energy Technology Research
June 15, 2020

Three-year project will bring together expertise from the fields of plasma physics and ocean engineering.

Firm Announces $1.95 Million Renovation and Expansion Investment
June 15, 2020

Facility to help meet high demand for underground infrastructure repair in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.

Show Me the Data: Does LED Lighting Influence Roadway Safety?
June 12, 2020

Data showing any safety effects in roadway lighting applications from substituting broad-spectrum LEDs…

Protection Of Butterfly Wings Against Heavy Rain Studied
June 12, 2020

An analysis of high-speed raindrops hitting biological surfaces such as feathers, plant leaves and insect wings reveals how these…

Urine-testing System Developed That Holds Promise For Kidney Stone Sufferers
June 11, 2020

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers…

Researchers Test Biosolids For Use In Urban Settings
June 11, 2020

What goes down the drains can be used to make things grow.

High-performance Non-reciprocal Device On A Compact Chip Built
June 10, 2020

Team is the first to build a high-performance non-reciprocal device on a compact chip with a performance 25 times better than previous work.

Developing Algorithms For Connected and Automated Vehicles
June 10, 2020

A research group of students is developing algorithms for connected and automated vehicles…

Coronavirus Decontamination Robot Developed
June 9, 2020

Modification of earlier design creates effective coronavirus decontaminator.

AHRI Announces Final Spring Series Webinar
June 9, 2020

System efficiency is likely “the next big thing” in energy management for the built environment.

Designing Gas-filtering Polymer Membranes Using Big Data
June 8, 2020

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the University of South Carolina have developed a method that combines big data and machine learning to selectively design…

New Wearable Device Tracks Vitamin C Levels In Sweat
June 8, 2020

A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option…

Process Discovered That Explains Some Age-related Changes In Paste Materials
June 5, 2020

Take a look inside the cap of your favorite toothpaste, and you might see hard, white residue, a firm version of the smooth paste…

Sound Waves Discovered As Possible Treatments
June 5, 2020

Treatments of brain disorders may not have to require drugs or invasive surgery at all…

Firm Will Invest $31.7 Million To Establish Manufacturing Operation
June 4, 2020

Facility to create new plastics or fuel from landfill-bound waste plastics.

New Material Defies The Limits Of Planck’s Law
June 4, 2020

Unconventional material emits light that exceeds limits of natural law.

Cityworks GeoPhoto Tool Developed
June 3, 2020

Enables field crews and end users to spatially view linear assets and relevant work order information.

Using AI To Study Food Contamination
June 3, 2020

AI system automatically detects insect contaminants from images.

New Study Looks At Improving Advanced Ceramic Materials
June 2, 2020

Modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon solar panels to ceramic superconductors and biomedical implants.

Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments
June 2, 2020

One of the most important aspects of visual comfort and lighting quality is the restriction and elimination of glare.

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