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Close Encounters Don't Tell Whole Story of Hunted Species in Amazon Ecosystems

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Evidence of wildlife passage, such as tracks, scat, fur, and disturbed surroundings, is a more accurate tool for assessing wildlife conservation status than actual encounters with animals, according to an international team of scientists from six...
13-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

40-Million-Year-Old Fossils Indicate How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

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Asilisaurus and living crocodilians grow similarly in that individuals of both species show marked differences in growth patterns.
5-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fralin Researchers Use New Technology to Sequence Mosquito Sex Chromosome

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The new information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males—strategies of interest to research teams across the world.
28-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea Who Do Not Follow Treatment Plan Have Greater Crash Risk

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Truck drivers who have obstructive sleep apnea and who do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have a fivefold increase in the risk of a severe crash.
19-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With Rare Earth Minerals in Short Supply, Researchers Seek Ways to Extract Them From Coal

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Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.
15-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mountaintop Mining, Crop Irrigation Can Damage Freshwater Biodiversity, Virginia Tech Researcher Says

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An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article Friday (Feb. 26) in the journal Science.
25-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Researchers Discover a Royal Flush in Powering Fuel Cells with Wastewater

Two Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet.
23-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Water Study Team Assembles Water-Testing Kits Bound for Flint, Michigan

Virginia Tech students were in a Durham Hall lab in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Friday morning, packing bottles and printing water-testing instructions for delivery to Flint, Michigan, to address a public health crisis.
22-Feb-2016 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Complexity, Opacity of Mortgage-Backed Securities Affected #S&P's Ratings, Pamplin Professor Says

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3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.
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