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“Ripple” In Flexible Material Discovered
November 19, 2019

A newly discovered phenomenon in a flexible semiconductor could affect its promise for electronic devices.

New Device Deposits Drug-Delivering Fibers Onto Wounds
November 18, 2019

With newly developed technology, medical personnel can manufacture a bandage with drug-delivery capabilities directly onto a wound.

Pollen and Spores Clean Pollutants From Water
November 18, 2019

In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent…

New Technique To Change The Structure Of Liquid Crystals Developed
November 15, 2019

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals…

Study Finds Potted Plants Do Not Improve Air Quality
November 15, 2019

Plants can help spruce up a home or office space, but claims about their ability to improve the air quality are vastly overstated, according to research…

ISS Resupply Mission Successfully Launched
November 14, 2019

The 12th cargo resupply mission was launched from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

New Electrode May Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants
November 14, 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineers and their collaborators have made a significant advance that could dramatically reduce the cost of neuromodulation therapy…

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Addenda to Several Standards
November 13, 2019

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

Firm Announces $1.6 Million Investment To Establish New Facility
November 13, 2019

Facility will provide space for new processing capabilities, warehousing, and logistics.

Fast-acting Robots Inspired By Chameleon's Tongue Strike
November 12, 2019

The elastic energy of these robots is stored by stretching their body in one or multiple directions during the fabrication process following nature-inspired principles.

Computerized Bionic Leg Developed
November 12, 2019

University of Utah mechanical engineering assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi, who heads the project developing the “Utah Bionic Leg,” has just received two grants…

ASCC Upcoming 2020 Events
November 11, 2019

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., has scheduled the following events for 2020.

LightFair Reimagines Attendee Experience In 2020
November 11, 2019

Lighting designers, specifiers, architects and engineers from around the world will discover an interactive, inspirational and efficient conference and tradeshow when they converge for LightFair® 2020…

Firm Announces Expansion of Consumer Healthcare R&D Center
November 8, 2019

Company will invest $16.7 million to expand existing facility.

SFPE Central Virginia Announces November Meeting
November 8, 2019

Meeting will feature presentation by Steven Baird with Armstrong Fluid Technology.

IES Richmond Section Announces November Lunch and Learn
November 7, 2019

A presentation on the topic, “Awards: How to submit and WIN”, will be presented by Mr. Chuck Neidermayer.

Firm To Create Industrial Hemp Processing Infrastructure
November 7, 2019

New processing facility is the first economic development announcement for Virginia’s industrial hemp industry.

GM Donates SUV for EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
November 6, 2019

The Challenge is a collegiate competition aimed at developing the next generation of automotive innovators.

DHS Awards TACCOM II Contract
November 6, 2019

Firm will be a prime contractor to support a multitude of communications projects for Federal Government agencies.

Sparkling Wine Production Facility Slated For Nelson County
November 5, 2019

Facility will produce Champagne-style wines for sale under the label of Virginia wineries with whom they have collaborated.

NFPA Names New Executive Director
November 5, 2019

New executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation will replace long-time leader Casey Grant.

Route 606 Project Wins VTCA Award
November 4, 2019

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) announced that the Route 606 widening project in Loudoun County earned an Honorable Mention Award in…

DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meetings
November 4, 2019

Announcement of updated schedule of public meetings and webinars for VRF Working Group.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Standard 84-2013R and Addendum
November 1, 2019

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

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