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Making Smart Materials Even Smarter – Earns an Engineer a Prestigious Air Force Award


Virginia Tech’s Pablo Tarazaga, an expert in the field of smart materials, has received a prestigious 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award, valued at $449,600 over a three-year period. Tarazaga, a mechanical engineer, is one of only 57...
29-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

A Virginia Tech Engineering Approach Aids Georgetown Breast Cancer Researchers


A team of oncology and genetic researchers from Georgetown Lombardi and electrical and computer engineers and bioinformatics specialists from Virginia Tech collaborated in an effort designed to study the living cell as an information processing...
26-Jan-2015 10:25 AM EST

Virginia Tech Paleontologist Names a Carnivorous Reptile That Preceded Dinosaurs


Paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt's latest addition to the paleontological vernacular is Nundasuchus, a 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile with steak knifelike teeth and bony plates on the back.
19-Jan-2015 10:00 PM EST

Scientists Developing Imaging Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have designed a two-minute brain-imaging test that may be able to aid in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder.
14-Jan-2015 9:00 PM EST

Virginia Tech's 'Kitchen of the Future' Here, Now

The Virginia Tech Center for Design Research is unveiling the innovative future of kitchen design and construction at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
14-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Researchers Call for Changes in 50 Year-Old Drinking Water Standards


Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and her colleague Gary A. Burlingame of the Philadelphia Water Department, are calling for a critical review and rethinking of the U.S. Environmental Protection...
12-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Going Viral: Targeting Brain Cancer Cells with a Wound-Healing Drug


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.
9-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Snail Invaders Succumb to Vacuum-Steam Treatment


Virginia Tech researchers in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials demonstrated that a vacuum-steam treatment is effective at destroying invasive snails in a pallet of imported tile.
7-Jan-2015 7:00 AM EST

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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

Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices


24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election


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.
18-Feb-2013 7:00 AM EST

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

17-Dec-2012 4:00 PM EST

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