Tag Archives: North Carolina State University

DOE Names Five Teams for Smart Manufacturing Information-Building Effort

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The Department of Energy is investing $1M in five projects to explore smart manufacturing applications that favor energy efficiency and performance. DOE said Tuesday its Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute selected teams for the creation of information profiles that tackle various topics related to smart manufacturing.

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DHS Develops New Gloves for Helicopter Hoist Operators

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has engaged with industry and academia to address the need for new, better gloves that helicopter rescue medics would use when handling hoist cables. S&T said Tuesday it worked with North Carolina State University and Higher Dimension Materials to create the most suitable fabric for durable rescue hoist gloves.

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Labor Dept Allots About $100M for Industrial Apprenticeships

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The Department of Labor is investing almost $100M in grants under a public-private apprenticeship program for multiple industries. The program, known as "Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap," would support 28 apprenticeships in a range of industries such as information technology, health care and manufacturing, DOL said Tuesday.

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NASA Picks 25 Space Tech Platforms Under ‘Flight Opportunities’ Program

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NASA has awarded 20 industry and academic organizations funds worth approximately $10M combined to develop their proposed space technology platforms for commercial test flights under the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. The space agency said Thursday the 25 selected technologies deal with two topic areas meant to support NASA’s lunar exploration objectives through the Artemis program.

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Army-Funded Academe Team Creates, Tests New AI Learning Framework

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed and tested a framework to support the learning capacity of artificial intelligence platforms under a project with the U.S. Army. The Army-funded Learn to Grow effort aims to reduce the cases of AI forgetting about learnings, the service branch said Monday. The effort's team also demonstrated the use of the framework to help an AI system better perform previous tasks.

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DOE Announces Funds for Marine Energy Technology Research

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The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is investing $25M in 12 research and development efforts on marine energy technologies. These technologies would generate electricity from different forms of marine energy including waves, tides and currents, DOE said Tuesday.

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NSA Selects 6 Labs for Security Research Initiative

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The National Security Agency has awarded five-year contracts to six multidisciplinary laboratories at U.S. research institutions to support security research efforts and transition ideas to real-world application. NSA said Wednesday the awardees are small laboratories located at the Carnegie-Mellon University, International Computer Science Institute, North Carolina State University, University of Illinois-Champaign, Vanderbilt University …

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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

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The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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DOE Taps 8 Organizations for Energy Generating Combined Heat, Power Tech

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The Energy Department has awarded contracts worth a combined $25 million for eight organizations to acquire combined heat and power technologies that can support energy generation and delivery. DOE said Tuesday the CHP technologies will work to promote economic development, boost community and business resiliency, open and maintain energy-related positions as …

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