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


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


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


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

Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Fishing Communities, Saved in Others


An international team of scientists compared mainstream bioeconomic theory with the lesser-known “fishing-down” theory, to discover that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing...
11-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Neutrino Detectors Could Help Detect Nuclear Weapons

Scientists at Virginia Tech believe neutrinos could be used to monitor nuclear power plants for signs of nuclear proliferation.
11-Aug-2014 10:00 PM EDT

Veterinarians Use Nanoparticles to Deliver Cancer Treatment in Dogs, Cats


Veterinarians are testing the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser treatment for solid tumors in dogs and cats.The nanoparticles circulate in the bloodstream and become temporarily captured within the incomplete blood vessel walls common...
4-Aug-2014 2:30 PM EDT

Researchers to Study Hereditary Breast Cancer to Find BRCA1 Treatment Option


People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.
29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace


New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment
23-Jul-2014 9:00 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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