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Hyperloop At VCU To Unveil Pod Vehicle
June 22, 2018

Hyperloop at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the student team competing in Elon Musk’s 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition finals, will unveil its self-propelled transport pod vehicle to the Richmond community before it ships to California for the July competition.

The unveiling will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in the Qimonda Atrium of the College of Engineering East Hall, 401 W. Main St.

According to information, Hyperloop at VCU is part of an elite group of 20 teams selected internationally to advance to the final round of this summer’s Hyperloop competition. The SpaceX-sponsored event challenges university teams to design and build the best transport pod for Elon Musk’s proposed high-speed ground transportation system — the Hyperloop.

The VCU team — part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program within the VCU College of Engineering — comprises more than 40 students from across the university in the fields of engineering, business, arts and humanities and sciences.

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Hyperloop At VCU To Unveil Pod Vehicle
June 22, 2018

Hyperloop at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the student team competing in Elon Musk’s 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition finals, will unveil its self-propelled transport pod vehicle…

Passage of New Disaster Recovery Legislation Applauded
June 22, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) applauds the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 13th passage of S.3041, disaster recovery reform legislation.

Registrations Open For Big Blue Summer Camps
June 21, 2018

Old Dominion University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness is accepting registrations for week-long Big Blue Summer Camps through August 8th.

FFVC To Host U.S. SBA Road Tour Stop
June 21, 2018

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a high-science, high-impact technology incubator located in Research Triangle Park, has been selected as the only North Carolina host for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Road Tour.

Grants Available For New FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams
June 20, 2018

Need-based grants are available to encourage new teams to form and participate.

Prince William County Awards $2 Million Service Contracts
June 20, 2018

Service contracts awarded for the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Researchers Find Oldest Known Footprints On Earth
June 19, 2018

A team of scientists led by Shuhai Xiao, of the Virginia Tech College of Science, have discovered the oldest known footprints ever found, estimated at 540 million to 550 million years old.

New Material Best Ever At Splitting Light
June 19, 2018

A team of scientists and engineers led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Southern California have created a crystal that has a higher degree of optical anisotropy than all other solid substances on earth…

Seawater Produces First Grams of Yellowcake
June 18, 2018

For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium…

Researcher To Experiment With Algae In Space
June 18, 2018

A University of Florida scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food.

14th Annual International Student Science Fair Scheduled
June 15, 2018

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018 connecting students from around the globe with the intent to…

Invitation To Participate In Doyenne Inspiration Event
June 15, 2018

Inviting all young women interested in First Robotics Competition (FRC) to participate in Doyenne Inspiration, an all-girls FRC off-season event playing Power Up.

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