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Formation Of Sorba Engineering Announced
January 12, 2021

Firm will offer civil engineering expertise under the new banner of Sorba Engineering.

Biological Ceramics' Hidden Strengthening Mechanism Exposed
January 12, 2021

New insights into building stronger and tougher ceramics by studying the shells of bivalve mollusks.

2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Awarded
January 11, 2021

Biennial prize acknowledges new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $83,000 In Scholarships
January 11, 2021

Scholarships awarded to students seeking to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

AHRI to Host New Refrigerant Webinar
January 8, 2021

Panel will discuss A2L refrigerant behavior in a structure fire.

Exploring Plants Above and Underground
January 8, 2021

Exploring how scientists can use above-ground traits such as bloom time and height to predict what plants look like underground.

Webinar To Cover Performance Rating For Fenestration Systems, Comparative Analysis Procedure
January 7, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure”…

Submissions Open For The 2021 IES Illumination Awards Program
January 7, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Awards program.

Framework To Design Tall Buildings For Wind Offered In New Manual
January 6, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new book, Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind, MOP 143, provides a framework for…

Robotic Gripper Inspired By Twining Plants
January 6, 2021

Researchers have designed a new soft robotic gripper that draws inspiration from an unusual source: pole beans.

Going Microbial To Store Energy, Sequester CO2
January 5, 2021

Bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun – while sequestering…

Finding May Lead To Improved Bioprinting, Tissue Engineering
January 5, 2021

Fibrous proteins such as collagen and fibrinogen form a thin solid layer on the surface of an aqueous solution…

Company Announces $3.3 Million Investment In New Facility
January 4, 2021

New facility will house an industrial hemp fiber processing and cannabidiol (CBD) oil extraction operation.

PTC Fully Operational Prior To Deadline
January 4, 2021

Technology is now in operation on all 57,536 required freight and passenger railroad route miles.

Discovery Supports New View Of How Life Originated On Earth
December 31, 2020

Newly described chemical reaction could have assembled DNA building blocks.

Lunar Images May Help In Safely Landing Spacecraft
December 31, 2020

In order for future lunar exploration missions to be successful and land more precisely, engineers must equip spacecraft with technologies…

New Technology For 3D Gloss Printing
December 30, 2020

A combined hardware and software printing system that uses off-the-shelf varnishes…

Researchers Develop New Microparticles To Foil Counterfeiters
December 30, 2020

Microparticles could be useful in inks for anti-counterfeiting tags.

Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies
December 29, 2020

Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies in preparation for the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop.

Class Of Molecular Materials Discovered
December 29, 2020

Dartmouth research has discovered a class of molecular materials that can be used to make temporary adhesives that don’t require force for removal.

Study Finds Volcanic Eruptions Directly Triggered Ocean Acidification
December 28, 2020

Created an extreme environmental disruption that choked oxygen from the planet’s oceans.

Renewable Energy Benefits Vary By Location
December 28, 2020

The environmental impact of using renewal energy resources depends on location.

Bowman Acquires MEP Firm, KTA Group, Inc.
December 24, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (“Bowman”) has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm…

ThickSat Satellite Headed To Outer Space
December 24, 2020

Students design, test, and build satellite bound for low-Earth orbit.

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