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Tooth Buried in Bone Shows Prehistoric Predators Tangled Across Land, Sea Boundaries


Before dinosaurs, it was thought the top aquatic and terrestrial predators didn't often interact. But researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee discovered that the smaller of the two apex predators was potentially targeting the...
26-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Simulations Provided Early Alert to Deadly Potential of Ebola


A statistical report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention aligns with a previously released estimate about the potential threat of the Ebola virus by a national group of scientists, including simulation scientists with Virginia Tech.
25-Sep-2014 10:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Joins $30 Million NCAA, Department of Defense Effort to Curb Head Injuries


The initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes during a three-year study period.
25-Sep-2014 9:00 PM EDT

Can Cartoons Be Used to Teach Machines to Understand the Visual World?


Google has awarded Devi Parikh of Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a Faculty Research Award that comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and allows her to work directly with Google researchers and...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Fossil of Ancient Multicellular Life Sets Evolutionary Timeline Back 60 Million Years


Virginia Tech geobiologist Shuhai Xiao and collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences shed new light on multicellular fossils from a time 60 million years before a vast growth spurt of life known as the Cambrian Explosion occurred on Earth.
24-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

U.S. Army Looks to Daphne Yao to Provide a More Secure Cyber Space


Virginia Tech computer scientist Daphne Yao’s proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in...
23-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Thought Leader Considers Global Response Plan for Nuclear Mishaps


A nuclear accident has no respect for lines drawn on a map. It becomes the world's problem. But for the most part, emphasis has been on prevention, not response. Until now.
12-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Speckled Beetle Key to Saving Crops in Ethiopia, Virginia Tech-Led Researchers Say


An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled beetle.
8-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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

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

2-Nov-2012 4:00 PM EDT

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