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The new material's unique texture makes it more than three times better at detecting changes like temperature and pressure, ideal for sensors in "smart" devices that respond to the environment.
To shine light on the home financing inequities of the 1930s a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Tech have launched a website with of historic maps of 225 U.S. cities.
Clown fish, made popular by the movie "Finding Nemo," are being studied at the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, where scientists are learning the best way to breed them.
As part of a new collaboration, the Global Change Center has established an Undergraduate Science Policy Fellowship program for students who are specifically interested in science policy. Fellowship recipients attend the six-credit Washington Semester summer program.
Linda S. Birnbaum, a toxicologist and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, will discuss the interplay of environmental hazards and health Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
The Fifth International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine started Sunday at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and continues through Tuesday. It's the first time the event has been held in Virginia.
Each Fellow receives $1,000 to conduct research with a Virginia Tech faculty mentor over the course of one academic year.
Seabirds like gannets can plunge dive at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour without injuring their head or neck. A new study reveals the biomechanics behind this feat.
A popular antibiotic called rifampicin, used to treat tuberculosis, leprosy, and Legionnaire’s disease, is becoming less effective as the bacteria that cause the diseases develop more resistance.
The top minds of precision neuroscience are coming together in a think-tank setting to explore the challenges and promise of bringing personalized medicine to brain health.
William Baumann and his team are using experimental data on cancer cell lines grown in the laboratory in Georgetown as the basis for a mathematical model to design and test therapies to deter breast cancer recurrence.
With the right algorithms, teams of aerial and aquatic robots could autonomously assess an oil spill or other emergency and provide critical information to first responders.
A role-play simulation exercise designed and tested by a Global Change Center researcher and his team significantly improved levels of understanding of problems and how communities can respond.
National Capital Region serves as focal point for Virginia Tech’s goal to become a top 100 global university
The region will play a key role for Destination Areas focused on cybersecurity, data analytics, and intelligent infrastructure.
A new study suggests that tree cover contributes to increased property values. The study was published in the August issue of Ecological Economics.
A new grant will help Biocomplexity Institute researchers understand more about how the brain functions
David Hehuang Xie has received a grant to study transcription factors in the brain that affect long-term memory and learning.
Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Led by Michael Fox, an associate professor at the institute, the center will enhance existing strengths in cell and molecular neuroscience and create a collaborative community for scientists.
Virginia Tech Associate Professor Carolyn Copenheaver studied the effects of climate change on sugar maples with a faculty member and student from the University of West Alabama.
The breakthrough came when the team, led by Fralin Life Science Institute researcher Zac Mackey, discovered that the parasite Trypanosoma brucei uses a distinct method to perform a biochemical process known as phosphorylation.
The discovery was surprising due to the evolutionary distance between the two species – they began evolving independently over 140 million years ago, when they shared a common ancestor.