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VDOT Receives Grant For Bridge Repair
September 10, 2013

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez has announced that $11.9 million in grant funding has been awarded …

Register Now for the 2013 AHRI Annual Meeting
September 9, 2013

Registration for the 2013 AHRI Annual Meeting, to be held November 17-19, is now available.

Climate Change Tops Agenda at 2013 World Energy Engineering Congress
September 9, 2013

The conference will feature over 250 speakers, including former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Jeff Sessions.

$1.6 Million Bid Wins Offshore Wind Energy Auction
September 9, 2013

Results from the latest federal auction to lease 112,799 acres for possible development of the first wind energy farm off the Virginia coast have been announced.

DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort
September 6, 2013

New NSF-supported program revolutionizes technology transfer from university and federal laboratories.

Shared Spectrum Communications Superhighways Studied at Virginia Tech
September 5, 2013

The goal is to make trustworthy spectrum sharing technically and economically viable.

Williamsburg Environmental Group Employee Presents at the International LID Symposium
September 3, 2013

Loretta Cummings, Ph.D., with Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc., recently presented her dissertation on The Life Cycle Cost of Low Impact Development (LID) at the 2013 International LID Symposium held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Copper Nanoparticles Prove Deadly To Bacteria
September 2, 2013

Jaroslaw Drelich, a professor of materials science and engineering, has discovered how to embed nanoparticles of the copper into vermiculite.

State Awards $1 Million To Advance Discoveries, Growth
September 2, 2013

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund advances science- and technology-based research, development and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia.

Best Paper Award Garnered For Construction Helmet Study
September 2, 2013

Wearable computing system installed in a helmet may protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Oak Ridge National Lab to Study Microbial Electrolysis in Biorefineries
August 29, 2013

The majority of energy for the process will be produced by electrogenic microbes—bacteria that generates electricity while dining on organic compounds.

Clapping Your Wet Hands: A Physics Lesson
August 28, 2013

Virginia Tech professor reported on the dynamics of squeezing fluids using a simple experiment of clapping with wet hands.

AREVA and Appalachian Power to Aid Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity
August 27, 2013

AREVA and Appalachian Power partner together on a community project.

DfR Solutions and Dassault Systemes Announce Strategic Alliance
August 26, 2013

Integrate Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ and SIMULIA Abaqus FEA Tools to improve electronics product development.

Study Questions BP Spill Toxicity and Gulf Fisheries Status
August 23, 2013

The paper urges more monitoring in the northern Gulf of Mexico, in regions where both oil/gas production and fisheries exploration are being pursued.

ODU Baja Team Progresses in Rochester
August 22, 2013

Old Dominion University Baja once again successfully competed in the 2012 SAE International Midwest competition in Rochester, NY.

Pennoni Associates Ranks Highly in ENR Top Design Firms
August 21, 2013

This is the third year in a row that the firm has landed in the top 100.

NAB and SBE to Offer Satellite Uplink Operators Training
August 19, 2013

The Workshop will be led by renowned telecommunications expert Sidney Skjei of Skjei Telecom.

Metal Stamping Firm Plans New Pulaski Facility
August 16, 2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office has announced that a $5.7 million manufacturing facility will be located in Pulaski, Virginia.

Manufacturers and Industry Respond to ICC-ES Achievements
August 16, 2013

ICC-ES is experiencing a record year in the areas of building product evaluation.

LIGHTFAIR International 2014 Announces Call for Speakers
August 15, 2013

Lightfair extends a global invitation to experts in diverse disciplines, seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners.

Aluminum Conduit Manufacturer Relocates To Louisa County
August 14, 2013

Patriot Aluminum Products has announced plans to relocate its company headquarters.

ODU Engineer Working to Convert Tobacco Plants into Biofuels
August 13, 2013

An Old Dominion engineer has been hired by a Virginia-based company to help convert tobacco biomass to advanced biofuels and bioproducts.

EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss SNAP Program
August 13, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will hold a public meeting to discuss means to achieve President Obama’s goals for the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.

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