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The World Science Festival Announces 2018 Program
May 17, 2018

The World Science Festival has unveiled its 2018 program lineup, which presents many of the world’s leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers…

Improved Method To Create Artificial Photosynthesis Developed
May 17, 2018

A team of chemistry and chemical engineering researchers has developed a method of creating materials for artificial photosynthesis that is more efficient and cost-effective than current methods.

New Polymer Weave Yields Improved Flexibility and Energy Storage
May 16, 2018

‘Candy Cane’ weave yields more robust material for energy storage.

New Study Focuses On Effective Bioremediation Of Polluted Groundwater
May 16, 2018

Study could lead to development of better tools to predict success of groundwater remediation efforts.

Drone-Based Groundwater Contamination Monitoring System Launched
May 15, 2018

The work at Hangar6 is part of a proposed project to develop a drone-based radiation monitoring system to detect potential groundwater contamination near nuclear weapons facilities and coal-burning power plants.

Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors Developed
May 15, 2018

Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of health care or clinical studies, but not so easy to do.

Does Artificial Turf Actually Save Water?
May 14, 2018

While artificial turf can withstand more traffic compared to real grass, the question remains, does it need less water than real grass?

The Next Power Supply For Mobile Electronic Devices
May 14, 2018

Trying to locate a power outlet may soon become a thing of the past.

EPA Grant Awarded To Research Lead Exposure In Drinking Water
May 11, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million to Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, The University of Iowa, and Louisiana State University to detect and control lead in drinking water.

“Advancing Resilient Communities through Science and Technology”
May 11, 2018

Science and technology are leading the way for designing and constructing safe, efficient and resilient homes and buildings.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Addendum, Guideline, and Standard 25-2001R
May 10, 2018

Public and stakeholder review and comment sought for the purpose of developing consensus standards.

EPA Announces Release of Annual GHG Report
May 10, 2018

Annual report on greenhouse gas emissions highlights continued reductions between 2015 and 2016.

DOE Announces $34.5 Million In Funding For Building Technology R&D
May 9, 2018

Funding will be issued through two opportunities: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 and Solid-State Lighting Research.

Stelpro Announces New Virginia Representative
May 9, 2018
VCU’s School of Engineering Changes Its Name
May 8, 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering is now the VCU College of Engineering.

Discovery of Little-Known Flame Retardant in the Environment
May 8, 2018

Chemists at Indiana University have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment.

Difference In Gene Switching Found In Different Parts of Brain
May 7, 2018

It is understood that different parts of brain have drastically different functions. However, how these different functions are sustained and regulated at the molecular level has been elusive.

Product Designed To Rebuild Tooth Enamel and Treat Dental Cavities
May 7, 2018

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities.

Dewberry To Provide Services For The New Warrenton Southern Interchange
May 4, 2018

Dewberry announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to provide engineering design services for a grade-separated interchange…

“Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities”
May 4, 2018

May 2018 is the 38th annual Building Safety Month, an international campaign that highlights the importance of building safety, building codes and the officials who maintain them.

Harbor Freight Tools For Schools Prize For Teaching Excellence 2018 Announced
May 3, 2018

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools recently announced it will award more than $1 million in cash prizes to outstanding public high school skilled trades teachers and programs…

Equal Access To Racing Video Games For Blind Gamers Developed
May 3, 2018

While there are a number of games on the market suitable for the blind, many are loaded with competing sources of information that players must sift through, slowing down the fun of playing the game.

Veolia To Provide Utilities For Virginia's DuPont Manufacturing Site
May 2, 2018

Veolia announced that it has entered, through its subsidiary Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC, into an agreement to upgrade, operate and maintain the utilities infrastructure at the DuPont Spruance…

Research Helps Pave The Way For Self-Powered Low Energy Devices
May 2, 2018

Researchers discover additional details regarding how electricity is generated and stored on surfaces.


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