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  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Geoscience organizations submit policy recommendations for Trump administration

    The National Ground Water Association joined seven geoscience organizations in proposing a slate of policy recommendations for the Trump administration. The recommendations focus on building a strong and secure nation with geoscience serving as a foundation. ...

  • Nokia Modernizes the Smart Grid To Bring Power Distribution Networks Into The IoT Era

    Nokia recently introduced the 7705 SAR-Hm, a purpose-built LTE/3G wireless router aimed at modernizing distribution networks for utilities, but with applications for other high growth vertical markets, like Smart Cities. The newest addition to the Nokia Service Routing portfolio merges IP/MPLS and LTE/3G technologies to provide utilities wireless connectivity for grid devices located ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

    For the last five years, ComEd has updated and modernized its electrical grid to improve the reliability of its service to customers. The work has resulted in record setting performance that is also helping to power economic development and customer satisfaction, according to the company. In 2016, ComEd customers experienced a 15 percent reduction in the frequency of outages compared ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Air Force announces $55 million for Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $55 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to establish additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities to increase the domestic production capacity of advanced biofuels.  The U.S. Air Force anticipates granting one award of up ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH publishes blog item on art and science of OELs for nanomaterials

    On February 1, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials.”  According to the item, NIOSH searched for proposals for occupational exposure limits (OEL) for new nanomaterials as part of the development of a World Health ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AT&T, Current, Georgia Power and the City of Atlanta Collaborate for Smart City Innovation

    AT&T has teamed with Current, powered by GE and Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, to test intelligent lighting solutions in Atlanta. The companies are using the AT&T Smart Cities framework as the foundation to add intelligent lighting solutions throughout the city. "Utilities are critical to the success of building smarter cities across ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Participate in EUBCE, the largest international conference and exhibition for biomass research, technologies and applications

    EUBCE gathers the global biomass community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in biomass, to network and to conduct business. It is the world renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global biomass sector. With 900 presentations from over 950 abstracts submitted, involving 3,500 authors and co-authors in 79 ...

  • E.ON to Participate in European Smart Grid Project InterFlex

    E.ON is part of the European smart grid project InterFlex that aims to explore new ways of using various forms of flexibilities to optimize electric power systems on a local scale. The project, which started on January 1st, 2017, will run for three years. During this time, 20 project partners will investigate the interactions between flexibilities provided by energy market players and the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Steatite, a leader in the development of power solutions for extreme environments, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of lithium batteries, Steatite’s move into the Innovation Centre is a sign of the company’s potential to secure their position as global leader for innovative power solutions ...

  • Cirrus Research is now a UVDB Registered Supplier - The Utilities Vendor Database

    Cirrus Research is now a registered supplier under the Utilities Vendor Database or UVDB. As a long-term supplier to the UK utilities industry, as well as to major infrastructure and engineering contractors, Cirrus provides a wide range of noise and vibration measurement instruments and systems that help our customers meet the demands of environmental and occupational noise regulations. For ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Sign MOU on Smart Grids and Network Digitization

    Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai's public service infrastructure company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in smart grids and network digitization. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of Global Infrastructure and Networks, and HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EU Energy Transition: New Roadmap for R&I in Smart Networks

    The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) recently released its new ten-year Research & Innovation (R&I) Roadmap, 2017-26. The Roadmap provides a system view to the entire energy transition by addressing a scope larger than smart electricity grids: It also encompasses interactions with the gas and heat networks and focuses on ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics

    Barry K. Lavineis a Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University where he both teaches and performs research in the area of analytical chemistry.  Lavine’s research interests encompass many aspects of chemometrics including pattern recognition, multivariate curve resolution, and multivariate calibration using genetic algorithms and other evolutionary techniques. Lavine graduated ...

  • 2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Analytical Chemistry

    The primary focus of Professor Pawliszyn’s research program is the design of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of analytes from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification and determination of these species.  The primary separation tools used by his group are Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis ...

  • Keynote speaker announced for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    Andrea Croskrey, PG, from the Texas Water Development Board will give the keynote presentation, "Mapping Brackish Aquifers: Future Water Resources," at the  NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater taking place March 20-21, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Croskrey has been mapping brackish aquifers in Texas as a member of the Brackish Resources Aquifer ...

  • BOC Sciences Featured Its Carbohydrate Synthesis

    In constant optimization on products and services, BOC Sciences added a great number of products and re-grouped them for better searching and information checking experiences. The newly introduced carbohydrate synthesis service has been featured listed by the company as one of its prominent chemistry services.  Carbohydrate synthesis ...


    By BOC Sciences

  • BOC Sciences Launched One-Stop Carbohydrate Service

    With the increasingly versatile roles of carbohydrate-based chemicals in pharmaceutical applications, carbohydrates are more frequently needed. To meet the need trend in the field, BOC Sciences launched carbohydrate synthesis services in last month. And now the service has been going into its routine serving state. With the increasingly versatile roles of carbohydrate-based chemicals in ...


    By BOC Sciences

  • Kurita awards best master thesis on Water Technology

    On 12th of December the graduation ceremony for the bachelor and master students form the ‘Water Science’ programme took place in the pavilion hall of University Essen. More than 40 students had successfully finished their studies and received their degrees from Prof. Oliver Schmitz. Kurita awarded the best master thesis on water technology. The picture shows the winner ...


    By Kurita

  • Energy Institute celebrate the best students in Aberdeen

    The Energy Institute (EI) celebrated Aberdeen's best MSc students by hosting a special competition evening on 29 November. The event, sponsored by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited was organised by the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch to honour the best energy papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA). This annual event is held to bring ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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