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New Material Coating Technology Mimics Nature’s Lotus Effect

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A unique and low cost method to coat materials is the subject of a pending international patent. Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Atieh Haghdoost, a recent doctoral graduate from Pitchumani’s Advanced...
4/21/2014 8:05 AM EDT

Dead Wood Alive with Management Information in Old-Growth Iranian Forest

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Dead wood, such as old stumps and logs, is often overlooked when examining forest’s vitality; however, new research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of this often-overlooked forest feature.
4/14/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Efficient Analysis of Small Quantity of Cells Improves Chances to Understand Disease

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Chang Lu of Virginia Tech’s Chemical Engineering Department has developed techniques that allow him to obtain reliable results over the course of disease development inside cells. The National Institutes of Health is a past supporter of this...
4/14/2014 8:35 AM EDT

Hiking Inca Road Informs Engineer's Research, Teaching

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Can modern engineers learn best practices from ancient road builders? Christine Fiori, who has led the first formal engineering study of the Inca Road, thinks so.
4/9/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Study Amazon to Predict Impact of Climate Change

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Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving NASA-funded scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands.
4/1/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Addicts Who Live in the Moment May Get Most Benefit From Certain Kinds of Treatment

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A simple cognitive test may be able to predict how well an individual struggling with addiction will respond to certain treatments, according to a study led by an addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
3/31/2014 8:00 AM EDT

West Virginia Chemical Spill Into Elk River Contaminating Air and Water Quality, According to Study

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The complexities and implications of the chemical spill into West Virginia‘s Elk River keep growing, according to a study led by Virginia Tech Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Andrea Dietrich.
3/26/2014 7:00 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Neuroscientists Investigate How Brain Repairs Itself After a Stroke

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The brain’s natural network of collateral blood vessels and its ability to remodel them after stroke and traumatic brain injury — could be the gateway to new treatments. Virginia Tech researchers are investigating how to better use these...
3/20/2014 10:35 AM EDT

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Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions

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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.
3/28/2014 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...
8/29/2013 11:55 AM EDT

Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices

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5/24/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election

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As the world awaits white smoke from the Sistine Chapel roof -- the signal that a new pope has been elected -- Virginia Tech historian Frederic Baumgartner speculates about what will happen next.
2/18/2013 7:00 AM EST

#Expert Available on How to Help #Children Cope with Traumatic Events Like #Newtown

12/17/2012 4:00 PM EST

Virginia Tech Poli-Scientists Can Sort Out #Election Trends, Results

11/2/2012 4:00 PM EDT

#Frankenstorm to Cause Atypical Surges, Flooding: #VTresearch

10/29/2012 9:00 AM EDT

Coastal Ecologist Available to Discuss Hurricane Damage, Recovery

Coastal Ecologist Jim Fraser is available to provide a scientifically informed response to how to manage damage at the North Carolina Outer Banks following Hurricane Irene.
9/2/2011 11:35 AM EDT

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