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Model Code For Green Construction Released
December 6, 2018

The 2018 International Green Construction Code was released recently by the International Code Council, ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Parking Lot Pre-Construction Checklist Published
December 5, 2018

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has published a Parking Lot Pre-Construction Checklist.

Laser Control Through Time and Space
December 5, 2018

Scientists have produced an extremely bright spot of light that can travel at any speed—including faster than the speed of light.

FIRST® Tech Challenge Newport News Qualifier In December 2018
December 4, 2018

FIRST Tech Challenge Newport News Qualifier is scheduled for December 8, 2018.

New Method Of Electronic Switching Discovered
December 4, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to a nonconducting insulating material…

Solar Energy Possible Solution For Decline Of Pollinating Insects
December 3, 2018

Study shows establishment of pollinator habitats at solar energy facilities could revitalize insect populations and aid agricultural production.

Can Bio-Sequestration Offset Coal Plant Emissions
December 3, 2018

Study concludes solar power generation far superior to that produced by coal-fired plants.

$3 Million Awarded To Improve Water Quality Across Virginia
November 30, 2018

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded over $3 million in funding to localities to improve water quality across the state.

Kepler’s Data Continues To Be Publicly Available
November 30, 2018

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has completed its primary planet-hunting and follow-up K2 missions and will be decommissioned.

FIRST® Tech Challenge Battlefield Haymarket Qualifier
November 29, 2018

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

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?

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