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Sticky Conductors Discovered
May 1, 2014

Lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of modern devices, from cell phones, laptops, and laser pointers to thermometers, hearing aids, and pacemakers.

Predicting Test Performance
May 1, 2014

The University of California, San Diego and Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, announced publication of a joint study by…

Missing Piece of Air Particle Equation Found
May 1, 2014

Laboratory chamber walls have been stealing vapors, causing researchers to underestimate the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere.

Interchange Project Honored
May 1, 2014

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was recently recognized for its involvement in Virginia’s I-95/ Telegraph Road Interchange and Mainline Reconstruction project.

Virginia 2012 Chemical Release Report
April 30, 2014

Virginia industries reported that chemicals released on-site at their facilities decreased by 16.7 percent in 2012, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory produced by the Department of Environmental Quality.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Brings Home Environmental Awards
April 29, 2014

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic took home five awards in the Fiscal Year 2013 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards, announced March 31.

Environmental Permit To Develop Business Center Authorized
April 28, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers and Norfolk District Public Affairs recently reported that the Norfolk District authorized the environmental permit to develop the Commonwealth Crossing Business Center…

NEA Venture Funding Announced
April 25, 2014

PsiKick, a company headquartered in Charlottesville and based on technology licensed from the University of Virginia, University of Michigan and University of Washington, announced a major financing milestone led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA)…

DuPont Executive To Give Career Advice For Engineers and Technologists
April 24, 2014

Mark P. Vergnano, executive vice president of DuPont, visits Virginia Commonwealth University as the 2014 VCU Business and Engineering Executive-in-Residence.

Rolls-Royce Announces New Additions To University Technology Partnership Network
April 23, 2014

Rolls-Royce announced recently that Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia are joining the global Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers network…

Book Fair Part of 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 22, 2014

Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist and author of New York Times’ list topping “The Future of the Mind,” is one of 31 best -selling science-related and children’s book authors (and characters) who will be signing books during the
USA Science &Engineering Festival’s Book Fair…

LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Keynote and Impact Speakers Scheduled
April 21, 2014

World-renowned keynote and impact speakers, addressing multiple facets of lighting and design, lead the more than 170 presenters taking the stages at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2014 opening June 1, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chemical Engineering Students Design Winning Car Entry
April 18, 2014

Virginia Tech’s Chem-E-Car team earned first place in the 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineering student event held recently at the University of Virginia.

Industry Members Endorse ASCC Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances
April 17, 2014

Three additional national associations, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the Tile Contractors Association of America, and the International Masonry Institute, have endorsed a Position Statement on floor flatness tolerances written by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

Completion of Work at NAS JRB NOLA Announced
April 16, 2014

2rw Consultants, Inc., (2rw) is proud to announce the completion of its retro-commissioning services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NAS JRB NOLA) in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

Registration Open For SPIE DSS 2014
April 15, 2014

SPIE DSS, well established as the industry’s most important engineering and scientific conference and exhibition covering optics, infrared (IR) imaging, lasers, and sensing for defense, security, industrial, and commercial applications, is back with more in 2014.

Concrete Employee Safety DVD Released by the ASCC
April 14, 2014

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has released a new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors.

Roadway Concrete Pavement Thickness Design Workshop Scheduled
April 10, 2014

The American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA’s) Roadway Concrete Pavement Design Workshop is a hands-on two-day workshop that will cover general background details on the variables considered in concrete pavement design…

Unique Machine Can Spin Rubber at 200 Miles Per Hour
April 8, 2014

NASCAR race fans recently converged in Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 miles per hour, tires screeching and leaving rubber on the track.

LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Offers Broadest Product Selection in LFI History
April 7, 2014

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) celebrates 25 years of innovation with an expanded trade show floor offering attendees the broadest product selection in LFI history starting June 3, 2014 in Las Vegas…

3-D Body Scanner To Help Track Fitness and Diet Progress
April 3, 2014

A 3-D body scanner created by Virginia Tech students will soon be a handful of gyms across Southwest Virginia – including McComas Hall on campus – that will help track fitness and diet progress.

ASFE Issues Call For Abstracts for Fall 2014 Conference
April 2, 2014

Are you a dynamic, engaging speaker with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA)? If so, GBA would love to hear from you about their upcoming conference in San Francisco…

‘Super Circles’ May Help Safety and Congestion
April 1, 2014

While Mother Nature continues to challenge drivers across the country, a team of traffic engineers is working hard on a new way to make rush-hour commutes safer and faster in any weather.

New Method for Ice Adhesion Testing Developed
April 1, 2014

Ice formation can spell disaster for diverse structures, from wind turbines to airplanes, and until now ice adhesion has been difficult to test.

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