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Life Scientist Shines Light on Origin of Bioluminescence


Bioluminescence at least in one millipede may have evolved as a way to survive in a hot, dry environment, not as a means to ward off predators, according to scientists publishing in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
1-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Addresses Philosophical Questions of Machines, Research


How might machines carry out scientific research on their own? A Virginia Tech assistant professor of philosophy has a solution, and the National Science Foundation is funding the research through a CAREER award.
14-Apr-2015 7:05 AM EDT

New Technology Provides Superior Ability to Rapidly Detect Volatile Organic Compounds


The quick analysis of volatile organic compounds is required for applications in environmental monitoring, homeland security, biomedical diagnostics, and food processing. Virginia Tech electrical engineering faculty member Professor Masoud Agah has...
13-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Virginia Tech, Ecuadoran Scientists Study Rare ‘Pinocchio Lizard’ in Effort to Save It


A long lizard nose is an important part of their social interactions and a unique aspect of the natural history of this remarkable lizard. Scientists say the more they know about its behavior, the better the chances they have to save it.
1-Apr-2015 10:05 PM EDT

Scientists Discover Secret of How Continents Formed


An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago — and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to...
31-Mar-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Stormy Weather Ahead for Wind Farms?

Virginia Tech and Austral de Chile researchers will study the vibrations of wind turbines at a large Chilean wind farm along with health impacts on nearby residents. The goal is to make wind turbines more acceptable.
30-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Only 1 of 32 Hockey Helmets Tested Earn 3-Star Rating


Virginia Tech has released its five-star ratings of hockey helmets, judging their abilities to help prevent concussions. The findings so far: Only one of 32 tested helmets earned three stars with all other models faring worse in laboratory impact...
30-Mar-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Researcher to Use NSF Award to Study Factors to Success in STEM Fields


Sarah Ovink, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Tech, will study inequalities in college achievement and subsequent career success among women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.
29-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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Researchers Explain #TripleNegative Breast Cancer

2-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST

Your #Brain Playing Tricks: What #Colors Are the #Dress? @VTnews @VTresearch


27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

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


3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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


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.
10-Oct-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Are #Politics Heritable? fMRI Correlates Response to #Disgusting Images, #Political Leanings #VTCRI


20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured


Virginia Tech Unmanned Aircraft System researchers will be available for interviews May 12 through May 15 at the 2014 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Orlando.
6-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions


One of the founders of the landmark early childhood intervention known as Carolina Abecedarian Project lauds the new insights that the project continues to produce.
28-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Neuroscientist Jamie Tyler Scores a Knockout Monitoring #Brain Blows. Did You Know He Was a #Boxer Too?

Neuroscientist William “Jamie” Tyler uses boxing as an example for how the brain is affected by mechanical impulses — such as a blow to the head — in a cover story this week in The New Scientist. While brain cells communicate along...
29-Aug-2013 11:55 AM EDT

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