Over the last six decades, spacefaring nations have slowly, but surely, cluttered up the final frontier. A report on space debris by the European Space Agency estimates that there are currently about 34,000 debris objects larger than 10 centimeters, about the size of a softball, currently in orbit.
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In a letter from Vice President of WVU Talent and Culture, Cris DeBord addresses employee expectations for the Return to Campus in the fall.
In the United States we throw away a lot of energy.
West Virginia University Assistant Professor Thorsten Wuest has been recognized as one of the 20 most influential professors in smart engineering by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for his innovations in the field and strong influence over future generations of engineers.
As healthcare facilities grapple with personal protective equipment shortages, West Virginia University researchers are going against the grain to help with an earthy, unorthodox resource: wood.
Two engineers at West Virginia University are using artificial intelligence in their pursuit to help answer some of the most daunting questions about the history of the universe.
Usually, the Earth’s magnetic field shields us from the misadventures of our nearest star, the mighty sun.
Mechanical engineer named new dean of WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
A distinguished higher education leader and expert in energy systems and sustainability – key areas in West Virginia University’s research – has been selected as the next leader of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
For more than a decade, astronomers across the globe have wrestled with the perplexities of fast radio bursts — intense, unexplained cosmic flashes of energy, light years away, that pop for mere milliseconds.
Xingbo Liu, Statler endowed chair professor of engineering and associate chair of research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, has been appointed to interim associate dean of research, effective Jan. 1, 2020.