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

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.

Newswise: Virginia Tech Flexible Solar Panel Goes Where Silicon Can't
Released: 1-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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.

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Released: 30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan
Released: 10-Oct-2014 11:30 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured
Released: 6-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions
Released: 28-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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.

Released: 29-Aug-2013 11:55 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election
Released: 18-Feb-2013 7:00 AM EST
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.

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

Newswise: Addiction Researcher Optimistic About New Smoking Warnings
Released: 23-Jun-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Addiction Researcher Optimistic About New Smoking Warnings
Virginia Tech

"The FDA's images bring future consequences into the moment the smoker is making the choice to buy cigarettes," said a leading addiction researcher.

Released: 28-Apr-2011 3:00 PM EDT
Virginia Tech Meteorologist Comments on Tornado Outbreak
Virginia Tech

Wednesday's storm system had all the ingredients and the trigger -- all seen days in advance.

Released: 3-Sep-2009 2:40 PM EDT
How Much Worse Could California's 'Station' Fire Be?
Virginia Tech

Wildfire expert Shep Zedaker talks about fire conditions, and the difference a few weeks would make for the Station fire.

Newswise: Expert Available to Talk About Contingency Planning for Flu Outbreaks/Pandemics
Released: 29-Apr-2009 3:55 PM EDT
Expert Available to Talk About Contingency Planning for Flu Outbreaks/Pandemics
Virginia Tech

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech are using high-performance computer simulations to show how diseases like flu spread through large populations. They want to provide policymakers, decision-makers, and public health experts with a way to test health interventions that would help to put the brakes on the spread of a deadly influenza outbreak.

Released: 28-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT
Virologists Available to Media to Respond to Influenza Questions
Virginia Tech

A virologist currently investigating transmission of swine viruses between species and a virologist who has developed a novel vaccine technology, which has broad applicability to almost all viruses, are available to respond to media queries related to Swine flu and related issues.

Newswise: Presidential Scholar Can Discuss Bush Legacy, Obama Transition, Appointments
Released: 19-Dec-2008 9:00 AM EST
Presidential Scholar Can Discuss Bush Legacy, Obama Transition, Appointments
Virginia Tech

Charles E. Walcott, Virginia Tech professor of political science, can provide background on the presidential transition process, presidential appointments, George W. Bush's legacy, and the organization and operation of the presidency.

Released: 9-Dec-2008 9:00 PM EST
Monetary Policy, Taxes, Economic Justice Expert Available
Virginia Tech

Restore the economy with loans to all taxpayers, proposes T. Nicolaus Tideman, professor of economics at Virginia Tech.

Released: 9-Dec-2008 4:40 PM EST
Expert Available to Discuss Various Finance, Automotive Bailout Pros and Cons
Virginia Tech

The financial system rescue package necessary; but think twice about politicians running the auto industry. "There are a number of significant misconceptions about the economic crisis," said George Morgan, the SunTrust Professor of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Newswise: Preventing Capsizing, Other Ship Instability Risks Research Goal
Released: 21-Apr-2008 8:45 AM EDT
Preventing Capsizing, Other Ship Instability Risks Research Goal
Virginia Tech

Commercial fishing has by far the highest fatality rate among all occupations in the U.S, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Saving lives and ships by improving the stability and safety of sea-going vessels is the goal of an engineering researcher who has won two highly competitive grants to support her research.

Released: 19-Feb-2008 8:00 PM EST
Author on Democracy in Cuba Comments on Castro's Announcement
Virginia Tech

"This is a glorious day for Fidel Castro," said Virginia Tech political science Professor Ilja Luciak regarding the Cuban leader's announcement today that he would not return as president or commander in chief. "He chose to step down on his own terms, ensuring orderly transition and confounding his enemies, who have been waiting to oust him for more that 50 years.


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