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Scientists Sound Alert About Destructive Tomato Pest


A Virginia Tech scientist who has alerted world policymakers to the pest that destroyed 80 percent of Nigeria's tomatoes continues his outreach while UCDavis scientists warn that the pest may reach California, "where it is likely to become a...
29-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Head Impact Researchers Study Ways to Make Football Practice Safer for Youth


Thirty-four young players on two Blacksburg, Virginia, youth football teams wore helmets lined with spring-mounted accelerometers. The data showed some practice drills carried much higher risks of head impacts than others.
19-Aug-2016 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Flights Lay the Groundwork for Teaching Unmanned Aircraft to Detect and Avoid Obstacles


Virginia Tech researchers and scientists from Brigham Young University have equipped an unmanned aircraft with a newly designed radar system and optical video cameras to collect data that will help aerospace engineers develop avoidance technology....
18-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Replacing Just One Sugary Drink with Water Could Significantly Improve Health, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds


Kiyah Duffey’s findings, which were recently published in Nutrients, modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of U.S. adults aged 19 and older,...
15-Aug-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Students Participating in Government-Funded School Meal Programs at Higher Risk of Being Overweight, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds


As millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or lunches head back to school this fall, most of them will participate in meal programs that may be part of the cause of the nationwide obesity epidemic. Students from low-income families...
11-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pesticides Used to Help Bees May Actually Harm Them


Honeybees from chlorothalanil-treated hives showed the greatest change in gut microbiome.
8-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Awarded $2.5 Million From NSF to Advance Future Wireless Technologies


The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in research funding to Wireless@Virginia Tech, aligning with the recently announced White House initiative on advanced wireless research in efforts to provide faster wireless...
25-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Building a New Brand of Engineer


The National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to support the creation of a new curriculum model to prepare a diverse range of students to become adaptive engineers ready to solve 21st century problems.
25-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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