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Head Impact Researchers Study Ways to Make Football Practice Safer for Youth

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Thirty-four young players on two Blacksburg, Virginia, youth football teams wore helmets lined with spring-mounted accelerometers. The data showed some practice drills carried much higher risks of head impacts than others.
19-Aug-2016 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Flights Lay the Groundwork for Teaching Unmanned Aircraft to Detect and Avoid Obstacles

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Virginia Tech researchers and scientists from Brigham Young University have equipped an unmanned aircraft with a newly designed radar system and optical video cameras to collect data that will help aerospace engineers develop avoidance technology....
18-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Replacing Just One Sugary Drink with Water Could Significantly Improve Health, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

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Kiyah Duffey’s findings, which were recently published in Nutrients, modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of U.S. adults aged 19 and older,...
15-Aug-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Students Participating in Government-Funded School Meal Programs at Higher Risk of Being Overweight, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

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As millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or lunches head back to school this fall, most of them will participate in meal programs that may be part of the cause of the nationwide obesity epidemic. Students from low-income families...
11-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pesticides Used to Help Bees May Actually Harm Them

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Honeybees from chlorothalanil-treated hives showed the greatest change in gut microbiome.
8-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Awarded $2.5 Million From NSF to Advance Future Wireless Technologies

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The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in research funding to Wireless@Virginia Tech, aligning with the recently announced White House initiative on advanced wireless research in efforts to provide faster wireless...
25-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Building a New Brand of Engineer

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The National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to support the creation of a new curriculum model to prepare a diverse range of students to become adaptive engineers ready to solve 21st century problems.
25-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Income, Education Influence Breastfeeding, but Policy and Family History Are Factors Too

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The study finds a relationship between family experience with breastfeeding and Hispanic mothers’ success at maternal nursing, and also finds that in-hospital provision of free infant formula is related to black mothers’ breastfeeding outcomes.
19-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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