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‘Top Tech of 2017’ Award Received
December 28, 2017

Sweet Briar professor T.C. Scott is part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Advanced Power Train Thermal team that developed a refrigerant-cooled charge air cooler for…

Mars Rover To Keep Working Over Holiday Break
December 28, 2017

While many of us earthlings will spend the final days of 2017 taking a break from work and relaxing on couches or ski slopes, the ChemCam instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will…

New Catalyst Meets Challenge
December 27, 2017

As cars become more fuel-efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants that are emitted.

New Satellite-Based Global Drought Severity Index Unveiled
December 27, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide.

Iridium® NEXT Launch Campaign Reaches Its Halfway Point
December 26, 2017

Iridium Communications Inc. recently announced that at 5:27pm PST (1:27 am UTC on December 23rd), SpaceX successfully launched the fourth set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites…

Breakthrough Paves Way For Cheaper Nanobots
December 26, 2017

An international research team has demonstrated a new technique for plating silica onto flagella, the helix-shaped tails found on many bacteria, to produce nanoscale swimming robots.

$3.1 Million Grant to Help Establish Manufacturing Apprentice Academy in Virginia
December 22, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.1 million grant to…

Graphene Nano ‘Tweezers’ Developed
December 22, 2017

Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene—tiny electronic “tweezers”…

The 2017 WTS-DC Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded
December 21, 2017

The 2017 Women’s Transportation Seminar DC (WTS-DC) Undergraduate Scholarship awarded.

Awards Received At Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
December 21, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) recently announced that the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Initiative (DURI) Symposium showcased the work of juniors and seniors who have completed…

Sensors Could Improve Efficiency Of Hospital Workflow
December 20, 2017

New methods of tracking hospital nurses could help make workflow more efficient.

Global Technical Systems Announces Plans For New Manufacturing Facility
December 20, 2017

Company plans to invest $54.7 million in the project.

Manufacturer Announces New Facility
December 19, 2017

Construction anticipated to begin January 1, 2018.

First-ever Five-star Rating Awarded For Hockey Helmet
December 18, 2017

When the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released its first set of ratings for hockey helmets in 2015, the top of the chart was empty.

Wiretap Aims to Learn What Crows Gossip About
December 18, 2017

What are crows saying when their loud cawing fills a dark winter’s evening?

Hospital Noise Is A Growing Concern
December 15, 2017

Spending a night in the hospital is not only stressful, but also loud.

CPC Publishes Three Position Statements
December 15, 2017

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), recently published three Position Statements…

Route 28 Improvements In Loudoun and Fairfax Celebrated
December 14, 2017

Last month, local leaders joined Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) members and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for a formal ribbon cutting…

FIRST® Tech Challenge Shenandoah Qualifier In December 2017
December 14, 2017

FIRST Tech Challenge Shenandoah Qualifier is scheduled for December 16, 2017.

Researchers Team Up to Turn Big Data Into Sound
December 13, 2017

A unique collaboration between a music professor and an engineering professor at Virginia Tech will result in the creation of a new platform for data analysis…

Wearable Computing Ring Technology Created
December 13, 2017

With the whirl of a thumb, Georgia Tech researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen.

World’s Smallest Fidget Spinner Demos As Outreach Tool
December 12, 2017

One drop of liquid, a cutting-edge laser 3D-printer and a few hours are all it takes to make a fidget spinner smaller than the width of a human hair.

DOE Requests Information on Process Rule
December 11, 2017

Request for Information (RFI) issued to identify potential modifications to the “Process Rule” based on comments regarding reduction of regulatory burden.

AHRI Publishes Updated Standards
December 11, 2017

Updated standards and guidelines are now available at no charge from AHRI.

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