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Roadway Lighting – Lighting and Health Webinar Scheduled
September 10, 2020

Results from recent research with a focus on the past issues raised by AMA.

Research May Lead To More Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings
September 10, 2020

Study shows that the nanoparticles could be the key to more…

Device Measuring Toxic Lead Within Minutes Created
September 9, 2020

Researchers have created a miniature device for measuring trace levels of toxic lead in sediments at the bottom of harbors, rivers and other waterways within minutes…

Low-cost, Customizable Microscope Takes 9th Annual DEBUT Prize
September 9, 2020

The winners of National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple…

Resiliency Of Mantis Shrimp’s Dactyl Clubs Studied
September 8, 2020

The ancient crustaceans are armed with two hammerlike raptorial appendages called dactyl clubs…

Researchers Study How Ocean Microbes May Influence Climate
September 8, 2020

Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the globe, yet little is known about how gases and aerosols made by ocean microbes affect weather and climate…

The Structure Of Blue Whirls Identified
September 4, 2020

“Blue whirls” — small, spinning blue flames that produce almost no soot when they burn — have attracted great interest…

Exploring Dung Beetles and Their Benefits
September 4, 2020

Dung beetles are underground soil health vigilantes that can make serious waves in any natural or agricultural ecosystem.

Improving Robot Perception Studied
September 3, 2020

Researchers find that robot perception could improve markedly by adding another sense: hearing.

Method To Make or Modify “Smart Bricks” Developed
September 3, 2020

Imagine plugging in to your brick house.

DOE Compliance Webinar Announced
September 2, 2020

Webinar to highlight key areas of risk and strategies for reducing the risk.

Rail Inspection Technology Rule Submitted
September 2, 2020

Updated regulations are expected to improve safety.

Researchers Study Using Grit From Wastewater Treatment For Pothole Repair
September 1, 2020

Scientists report a brand-new way to repair roads that’s also eco-friendly — by using a remnant of wastewater treatment…

New Shoe Grip Designed To Reduce Risks Of Slips and Falls
September 1, 2020

The new kirigami-based shoe sole is intended to reduce the risks of slips and falls by adjusting as a person steps…

Roadway Lighting Design Webinar Scheduled
August 31, 2020

Walkthrough a lighting design and define all considerations. Discuss in detail luminance and illuminance…

Take A Guided ‘Tour’ Of SuperCam On Mars Rover
August 31, 2020

NASA’s new Perseverance rover, which recently started its seven-month journey to Mars, carries on board…

‘Greener’ Buildings Using Local Soil Sees Progress
August 28, 2020

Researchers report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D printer to create a load-bearing structure.

Easier Way To Measure Soil Density Developed
August 28, 2020

Using a regular smartphone camera and some 3D-printed tools, scientists developed an easier way to measure soil density.

Study Shows Advanced Biofuels Could Replace Some Fossil Fuels
August 27, 2020

Switchgrass is leading candidate for cellulosic biofuel production.

New Algorithms Could Reduce Information Overload
August 27, 2020

Research contends that too much information leads to divisive societal polarization.

UVA's Utility Infrastructure Project Receives ENR MidAtlantic Award
August 26, 2020

Dewberry has announced that Engineering News-Record (ENR) MidAtlantic has selected the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Brandon Avenue/Green Street utility infrastructure project…

New Way Developed For Solving Linear Inverse Problems
August 26, 2020

Researchers have developed a new algorithm for solving a common class of problem — known as linear inverse problems…

Study Finds Greenland's Melting Glaciers Contribute To Rising Sea Levels
August 25, 2020

Study finds that even if climate warming stops immediately, glaciers will continue to shrink contributing to rising sea levels.

Green Energy Production Impacted By Climate Change
August 25, 2020

Research studies temperature impacts on utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power generation output.

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