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A Fastball’s Unexpected Twist Explained
November 29, 2018

An unexpected twist from a four-seam or a two-seam fastball can make the difference in a baseball team winning or losing the World Series.

Northumberland County Selects Consultant
November 28, 2018

Firm to provide a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the County’s current public safety radio and paging communications systems.

FIRST® Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier In December 2018
November 28, 2018

FIRST Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier is scheduled for December 1, 2018.

Determining If Forest Rehabilitation Is Successful
November 27, 2018

When trees are removed, it’s not just the view that changes in a former woods.

Impact Forces of Water Entry Studied
November 27, 2018

When professional divers jump from a springboard, their hands are perpendicular to the water, with wrists pointed upward, as they continue toward their plunge at 30 mph.

Microgel Powder Helps Wounds Heal and Fights Infection
November 26, 2018

While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide.

Cactus Skins Inspire Smart Material For Hazmat Suits
November 26, 2018

When Konrad Rykaczewski moved to Arizona’s Sonora Desert region six years ago he took a water bottle and sprayed the plants in his front yard, not to water them, but to see how they interacted with…

Plants As “Bio-Sentinels” of Indoor Pollution Studied
November 23, 2018

Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market.

Aquatic Animals Inspire Leaping Robots
November 23, 2018

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way?

Some Fun Facts About Cranberries
November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without cranberries. But how much do you know about these tart berries?

Montgomery County Selects Regional Radio System Consultant
November 21, 2018

Consultant will assist in the design and procurement of a regional radio communications system to support first responders and public service organizations.

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize Winners Announced
November 20, 2018

Three public high school skilled trades teachers—a welding teacher from Georgia, a building trades teacher from Michigan and an industrial diesel mechanics teacher from Ohio—are the first-place winners of…

Developing The Next Gen of Batteries
November 20, 2018

Dramatically longer lasting, faster charging, and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research…

Funding Received To Create Future Self-Driving Office
November 19, 2018

As cars become more automated, could commutes become productive—and safe—office hours?

ASCC Upcoming 2019 Events
November 19, 2018

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., has scheduled the following events for 2019.

Forensic Engineering 8th Congress Scheduled
November 16, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced the Forensic Engineering 8th Congress is scheduled to be held November 29 – December 2, 2018, in Austin, TX.

Researchers Developing Laser-Activated Nanosealants
November 16, 2018

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures…

Virginia Tech Leads Study of Brain Trauma, Epilepsy Connection
November 15, 2018

Virginia Tech is launching a $2.6 million study to determine if traumatic brain injuries can cause changes within the brain that lead to epilepsy.

ASCC Holds Second Laser Scanning Workshop
November 15, 2018

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), will hold a second Laser Scanning Workshop on Tolerances, Monday, January 21, 2019…

Ivory Coast, VCU Form Partnership To Improve Access To Lifesaving Medicines
November 14, 2018

Officials representing Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the government of Ivory Coast have signed an agreement…

2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit Scheduled
November 14, 2018

The 2018 MRS (Materials Research Society) Fall Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience.

FIRST® Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier In November 2018
November 13, 2018

FIRST Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier is scheduled for November 17, 2018.

Engineers Developing ‘Bury-and-Forget’ Sensors
November 13, 2018

Engineers at Iowa State University and the University of Florida are working on a new system of “bury-and-forget” soil sensors…

Women In STEM Scholarship Sponsored By LMI
November 12, 2018

FIRST Chesapeake is excited to announce their inaugural Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM breakfast sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

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