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Mosquitoes Remember Human Smells, but Also Swats


The study proved a mosquito’s preference can shift if that person’s smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation. Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviors may be abandoned, no matter how sweet.
24-Jan-2018 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Further Reducing Injections of Oilfield Wastewater Underground Can Prevent Larger Earthquakes


The new study shows that locations that experienced earthquakes are tied in proximity and timeliness to mass waste water injection sites. Further, the study indicates that tracking annual data on the injection well locations can help predict how...
10-Jan-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

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One of the NIH’s training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.
9-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises


The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.
9-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover How Parasite Hacks Into Its Victims to Seize Control of Host’s Genes in Plant-to-Plant Warfare


Understanding dodder’s covert communications weaponry system, which operates much like a computer virus, could provide researchers with a method to engineer parasite-resistant plants.
3-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers From Music and Engineering Team Up to Turn Big Data Into Sound


A unique collaboration between a music professor and an engineering professor at Virginia Tech will result in the creation of a new platform for data analysis that will make it possible to understand the significance of data by turning it into sound.
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Leave a Buffer for Your Bumper: Study Contradicts Practice of Traffic Light Tailgating


Traditional thinking says the closer a car is to a traffic light and the car in front of it, the more likely that car will be to pass through the intersection before the light turns red again. Thanks to new research by Virginia Tech, drivers now...
28-Nov-2017 4:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Toys That Look Identical Aren’t Identically Safe, Biomechanics Experts Say


The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye...
16-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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