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Company Announces $72 MIllion Investment In New Distribution Operation
December 23, 2020

Investment will enable the construction of a 500,000-square-foot high-bay facility.

Extracting Hydrogen and Oxygen From Mars’ Salty Water
December 23, 2020

The Red Planet is very cold; water that isn’t frozen is almost certainly full of salt from the Martian soil…

2021 IES SALC Call For Speakers Announced
December 22, 2020

The 2021 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) in Atlanta, GA speaker submissions are now being accepted.

ASCC 2020 Safety Owner Award Announced
December 22, 2020

The Safety and Rick Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), is pleased to announce…

Nanoengineered Cement May Seal Leaky Gas Wells
December 21, 2020

New cement could help prevent methane from potentially escaping into the environment.

AHRI Announces Publication Of Revised Standards
December 21, 2020
NFPA Releases New Safety Fact Sheet
December 18, 2020

New resource provides a wealth of information pertaining to warehouse fire safety.

FRA Publishes Final Rule for State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans
December 18, 2020

Grade crossing accidents and incidents are the second leading cause of rail-related deaths in the United States.

Researchers Use Salt-Tolerant Bacteria To Make Biodegradable Plastics
December 17, 2020

Researchers develop low-cost, sustainable method for producing bioplastics from sewage sludge and wastewater.

Company Announces New Virginia-based East Coast Headquarters
December 17, 2020

East Coast headquarters will be new center for research, development, and manufacturing.

Study Focuses On Fluid Dynamics Challenges Of Supersized Wind Turbines
December 16, 2020

Researchers study the fluid dynamics challenges as wind energy scales up.

Company Announces $4.6 Million Expansion
December 16, 2020

Investment will enable expanded manufacturing operations and enhanced capabilities at existing facility.

Metamaterials That Store Energy In Their Skin Demonstrated
December 15, 2020

When you press the dimpled circles on a fountain drink lid, they become either convex or concave.

Cellulose Discovery May Lead To New Chemicals, Biofuels
December 15, 2020

Researchers have identified, for the first time, how cellulose crystals orient themselves relative to the cell wall in plants…

How Iron Hydroxides Form On A Quartz Substrate
December 14, 2020

Scientists know that iron hydroxides can capture heavy metals and other toxic materials…

Producing Ammonia With A Much Smaller Carbon Footprint
December 14, 2020

New process to produce ammonia with a potentially much lower carbon footprint.

Color Outside the Lines: Unconventional Applications for Dynamic Lighting Webinar Scheduled
December 11, 2020

Dynamic lighting unlocks a whole new layer of lighting capability for lighting designers and engineers…

Research Aims At Capturing and Converting Carbon
December 11, 2020

Leaves make it look easy, but capturing and using carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air is…

Enabling Self-driving Cars To See More Clearly
December 10, 2020

Electrical engineers developed a clever way to improve the imaging capability of existing radar sensors…

Dense Microgel Suspensions Studied
December 10, 2020

Microgel suspensions made up of microscopic liquid-filled polymer particles occupy a curious physical state…

Decarbonizing U.S. Electricity Production
December 9, 2020

Process will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels.

Researchers Find Evidence Of Massive Flooding At Gale Crater
December 9, 2020

Evidence of flooding found in geological features have been frozen in time on Mars for about 4 billion years.

DGS Issues RFP For Technical Engineering Services
December 8, 2020

Technical engineering services solicited in developing the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan.

Company Announces Expansion Of Manufacturing Operations
December 8, 2020

New 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will increase production capacity and retail packaging.

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