It’s no surprise that California and Arizona top the list of states installing solar power, but Virginia’s neighbors - Maryland and North Carolina - are in the top ten. Critics say Virginia is a “dark spot” on the map because government policies don’t promote green energy. Now, however, the state legislature has approved a bill that will bring down one barrier to solar power.
A power-supply (front) on a chip prototype developed at Virginia Tech is 10 times smaller than today's commercial technology. The smaller size and improved efficiency of wide bandgap devices promises significant energy savings.
Virginia Tech is one of seven partners selected for a nationwide push to create manufacturing hubs, which President Barak Obama mentioned in his state of the Union Address this week.
Tech just found out it was selected for the government/ private sector partnership for the President’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered at North Carolina State University.
You’ve probably heard that the nation trains too few scientists, mathematicians, engineers or computer techs to compete with China or India. Our schools are buzzing about that, and government is pouring money into teacher training, but experts are beginning to question the claim and to worry about a surplus.
2013 was a good year for Time-Warner Cable. Third quarter profits exceeded estimates and revenue from high-speed Internet customers was up 14%, but company executives claim they’re worried about the future.