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SMART Competition – Session 1

SMART Competition – Session 1

The SMART Competition is opening Session 1 for team registration.  Teams are reminded that even though there are no official competition beginning or ending dates, teams may select which session in which to compete. Competition Session 1: December 1 – April 1...

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Builders face security and privacy risks as BIM takes off

Builders face security and privacy risks as BIM takes off

As state and federal agencies tighten cybersecurity regulations on projects, here’s how contractors and subs can comply. ljubaphoto via Getty Images While leveraging BIM brings many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges for contractors trying to land civil...

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Zinc8 to manufacture its first zinc-air batteries in the U.S.

Zinc8 to manufacture its first zinc-air batteries in the U.S.

Canadian battery developer Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced its plans to begin battery production in the United States Image: Zinc8 Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. announced that the company’s inaugural commercial production facility will be based in Ulster County in New...

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High-performance aqueous calcium-ion battery

High-performance aqueous calcium-ion battery

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States have developed a special class of materials for bulky calcium ions, providing pathways for their facile insertion into battery electrodes.   Image: RPI Against a backdrop of soaring prices and...

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New photovoltaic tiles from Estonia

New photovoltaic tiles from Estonia

Estonian startup Solarstone has developed two solar tiles with an efficiency of up to 19.5% and an operating temperature coefficient of -0.41% per C. It recently secured €10 million in funds to expand sales across Europe. Image: Solarstone Estonian startup Solarstone...

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All signs point to a growing appetite for digital twins

All signs point to a growing appetite for digital twins

Smart Cities Dive Brief: The implementation of digital twin technology is expected to increase by 36%, on average, over the next five years across major industries, according to a recent report by Capgemini Research Institute. The in-house think tank of the...

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