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New credit legislation to improve consumer financial protection, Virginia Tech expert says

Virginia Tech

New legislation which takes effect September 21, 2018 will allow consumers to freeze their credit at no cost. From a financial perspective, there’s no reason not to do this, according to Virginia Tech's Travis Mountain.

Channels: Economics, Government/Law, Local - Virginia,

Released:
17-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

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    16-Feb-2017 3:00 AM EST

Virginia Tech Expert Says Collapse of Oroville Dam in California Is Virtually Impossible

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech expert says the danger at Oroville Dam in California is confined to the spillway. While forecasters expect additional storms into next week, damage to the dam itself is highly unlikely.

Channels: Engineering, Tornadoes, Local - Virginia, Floods, National Infrastructure, Natural Disasters,

Released:
16-Feb-2017 3:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Virginia Tech Flexible Solar Panel Goes Where Silicon Can't

Virginia Tech Flexible Solar Panel Goes Where Silicon Can't

Virginia Tech

A team of engineers and chemists at Virginia Tech is producing flexible solar panels that can become part of window shades or wallpaper that will capture light from the sun as well as light from sources inside buildings.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Local - Virginia,

Released:
1-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Reminder This Independence Day Weekend: Dogs and Fireworks Are Not a Good Mix Says Virginia Tech Expert

Virginia Tech

Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech remind us loud noises, whether from fireworks, gunshots, or thunderstorms can cause a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for dogs.

Channels: Pets, Summer, Local - Virginia,

Released:
30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

Virginia Tech

Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.

Channels: DOE Science News, Nuclear Power, Scientific Meetings, Energy,

Released:
10-Oct-2014 11:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured

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

Virginia Tech

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.

Channels: Engineering,

Released:
6-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions

Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions

Virginia Tech

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.

Channels: Education,

Released:
28-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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Neuroscientist Jamie Tyler Scores a Knockout Monitoring #Brain Blows. Did You Know He Was a #Boxer Too?

Virginia Tech

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 electrical and biochemical pathways, Tyler points out neurons have mechanical clockwork, too.

Channels: Neuro,

Released:
29-Aug-2013 11:55 AM EDT
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Newswise: Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election

Virginia Tech

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.

Channels: Religion, Pope Francis Headlines,

Released:
18-Feb-2013 7:00 AM EST
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Coastal Ecologist Available to Discuss Hurricane Damage, Recovery

Virginia Tech

Coastal Ecologist Jim Fraser is available to provide a scientifically informed response to how to manage damage at the North Carolina Outer Banks following Hurricane Irene.

Channels: Hurricanes, Natural Disasters,

Released:
2-Sep-2011 11:35 AM EDT
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