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DOE Announces Continuation Of Process Rule Public Meeting
April 10, 2019

Public comment period extended as well.

Geothermal Energy May Be More Feasible With New Technology
April 9, 2019

For thousands of years, geothermal energy has been harnessed as a clean and sustainable source of power.

Fish Slime Studied As Source of Potential New Antibiotics
April 9, 2019

As current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places.

AHRI Announces 2019 Spring Meeting
April 8, 2019

First membership-wide event under AHRI’s new Reinvent structure.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Guideline 29-2009R
April 8, 2019

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

AHRI Announces Release Of 2018 Annual Report
April 5, 2019

In addition to a wealth of other information, the report includes information on AHRI’s alternative refrigerant research and upgraded certification directory.

NFPA Announces Update For ESS Safety Training
April 5, 2019

Association announces the recent update of its first-of-its-kind ESS safety training.

Firm Selected For School Modernization Project
April 4, 2019

Firm will provide architecture and engineering services to upgrade and improve the 92,000-square-foot facility.

‘Smart’ Pajamas Developed
April 4, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a good night’s sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear.

PSL's May Delay Frost Longer Than Existing Anti-Icing Coatings
April 3, 2019

For the first time, researchers describe several unique properties of phase-switching liquids, or PSLs…

Hydrogel Contact Lens Created To Treat Serious Eye Disease
April 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting…

Producing Plastic From Plants With Engineered Microbe
April 2, 2019

With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory…

Study Focuses On Robot and Human Interaction In Factories of The Future
April 2, 2019

Case Western Reserve University engineers are working with partners at two other universities and an Italian-owned company in Michigan to study, predict and optimize how robots will interact with…

RJEC Announces April 2019 Meeting
April 1, 2019

All members of Richmond area technical societies are invited to attend.

Researchers Study RNA Pesticides In Soil
April 1, 2019

A new generation of pesticides can be used to control pest insects by compromising the bug’s ability to create essential proteins.

FIRST® Chesapeake District Blacksburg Event In March 2019
March 29, 2019

FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg VA Event is scheduled for March 30-31, 2019.

New Foam Material Inspired By Pomelo Fruit
March 29, 2019

Foam is widely used as a means of protection against impact, shock and vibration.

10th Annual Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show Scheduled
March 28, 2019

Hampton Roads Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show is scheduled for May 8, 2019…

Studying The Science of Knitting
March 28, 2019

Dating back more than 3,000 years, knitting is an ancient form of manufacturing…

Top-Placing Teams at 2019 Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl Announced
March 27, 2019

The winning team of the 2019 Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl competition is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology of Alexandria.

ASHRAE Seeks Comment - Standard 34-2016 Addenda
March 27, 2019

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

Virginia Ranks As 7th Most Innovative State
March 26, 2019

New study ranks states across 24 key metrics.

Manufacturing Facility Expansion Announced
March 26, 2019

Firm will invest $750,000 to purchase new machinery and expand its manufacturing facility in Wythe County.

ModularMEP™ Manufacturing and Systems Integration Facility Expansion Announced
March 25, 2019

Firm will invest $25.1 million to incorporate a new product line at its fabrication and distribution facility.

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