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Virginia Tech Thought Leader Considers Global Response Plan for Nuclear Mishaps

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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

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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

Virginia Tech Scientists Reveal Cell Secret Potentially Useful for Vaccines

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Researchers open a new page in the immune system's playbook, discovering more chatter goes on among the body's infection fighters than was suspected.
8-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Scientists Find Possible Neurobiological Basis for Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-Interest

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about honesty.
2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

So…Do You Know What’s in Your Water, Ask Virginia Tech Engineers?

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Andrea Dietrich and Amanda Sain of Virginia Tech’s Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering estimated that 50 percent of the population taste threshold for manganese II in water, the simplest ionic manganese oxide, to be more than...
2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

The Internet Was Delivered to the Masses; Parallel Computing Is Not Far Behind

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The groundwork for Virginia Tech’s Wu Feng’s big data research in a “cloud” began in the mid-2000s with a multi-institutional effort to identify missing gene annotations in genomes. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part...
20-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Unmanned Aircraft Test Site ‘Fully Operational,’ FAA Says

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and leaders from Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey to watch a simulation of Virginia Tech engineers using a multirotor, unmanned aircraft to gather information at a mock accident...
13-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Common Household Chemicals Responsible for Reproductive Declines in Mice

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Virginia Tech researchers who were using a disinfectant when handling mice have discovered that two active ingredients in it cause declines in mouse reproduction.
13-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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

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20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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

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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

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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.
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

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24-May-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.
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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