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BUG ZAPPER: AVTECH Software Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy kneels with a new product, a Mobile UV unit to kill microbes and inactivate viruses. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

AVTECH Software is a ‘PRO’ at keeping technology secure

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 MANUFACTURING AVTECH Software Inc. FOR 32 YEARS, AVTECH Software Inc. has been planning for the unexpected and developing building solutions, said Richard...

URI chemistry professor awarded $480K contract to improve battery performance

BRETT LUCHT, a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, is undertaking a three-year study to improve battery performance at low temperatures...
PAULA S. BONTEMPI, the acting deputy director of the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate of NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been named the new dean for the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, the university announced Monday. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

NASA scientist named dean of URI Graduate School of Oceanography

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A NASA scientist has been brought aboard to become the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography’s next dean. The university...

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory’s Kim Arcand to speak at R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Kim Arcand, visualization and emergency technology lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Rhode Island...
Suzanne Fogarty

Making the case for STEAM, not STEM

If you looked up at the sky on Oct. 19, 2019, you might have caught sight of history being made somewhere among the stars....
POWERFUL BATTERIES: EaglePicher Technologies in East Greenwich develops batteries for spacecraft and military jets. From left, Robert Gitzendanner, applications engineering director; George Cintra, vice president of research and development; Alex Buonanno, program manager; and Frank Puglia, director of research and development. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

EaglePicher powering space exploration

In November, NASA’s Insight lander touched down on Mars. Then, in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its destination, the asteroid Bennu. Both space vehicles have...
OPTICOMP Networks Inc. has been named a semifinalist in the NASA iTech Cycle II-Energy contest.

Attleboro company named NASA iTech semifinalist

ATTLEBORO – OptiCOMP Networks Inc. has been selected as a top 25 semifinalist in the iTech Cycle II-Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS Ralph Milliken and Shuai Li found evidence to suggest volcanic deposits on the moon's surface contain water, which could mean there’s water in the moon's interior. On the map above, colored areas indicate elevated water content compared with surrounding terrains. Yellows and reds indicate the richest water content. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University scientists find evidence of water on moon

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University researcher has published a new study of lunar satellite data that could provide the strongest evidence yet found to...

Mermel receives physician award

DR. LEONARD MERMEL has been honored with the 2016 Annual Milton Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award from the staff of Rhode Island Hospital, where he...

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