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Newswise: New 3D model shows how paradise tree snake uses aerial undulation to fly
28-Jun-2020 7:55 PM EDT
New 3D model shows how paradise tree snake uses aerial undulation to fly
Virginia Tech

For more than 20 years, Virginia Tech biomedical engineering and mechanics professor Jake Socha has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation's functional role.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-discover-cellular-structure-of-poorly-understood-visual-brain-region
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Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Researchers discover cellular structure of poorly understood visual brain region
Virginia Tech

The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. For decades little was known about this brain region’s cellular structure and purpose. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.

Newswise: Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Virginia Tech

President Trump is expected to present details of his long-awaited peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians today following his White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and leader of the opposition, Benny Gantz, earlier this week Virginia Tech’s foreign policy expert Joel Peters is skeptical that the plan will jumpstart the long-stalled effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Newswise: Virginia Tech Research Provides New Explanation for Neutrino Anomalies in Antarctica
Released: 9-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Virginia Tech Research Provides New Explanation for Neutrino Anomalies in Antarctica
Virginia Tech

A new research paper co-authored by a Virginia Tech assistant professor of physics provides a new explanation for two recent strange events that occurred in Antarctica - high-energy neutrinos appearing to come up out of the Earth on their own accord and head skyward.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT
'Evidence-based national direction’ still largely lacking in federal coronavirus response, government policy expert says
Virginia Tech

When it comes to mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in America, President Trump has made his opinion clear: states need to do more. The problem? Many governors have said they either don’t completely agree with that approach or outright think the opposite. What’s the right approach? Probably somewhere in between, according to Virginia Tech political scientist Karen Hult.


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