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Feedback on EPA climate rule to be gauged through 4 public hearings


  • Hill, The

Four public hearings will be conducted over an Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would require power plants to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The hear… Read More

Principles of evolution apply to airplanes as well as animals


  • Science 2.0

The principles of evolution apply to aircraft engineering as well as biology, according to Duke University professor Adrian Bejan. A chart by Bejan illustrates his theory that the ratio of velocity to… Read More

Crews pour concrete for Michigan State University's new research facility


  • Lansing State Journal (Mich.), The (tiered subscription model)
  • WLNS-TV (Lansing, Mich.)

Workers planned to bring in about 1,400 cubic yards of concrete to help form a segment of the flooring for Michigan State University's $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. The concrete work b… Read More