Two Virginia Tech-affiliated teams are in California for the finale of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a competition to build prototype humanoid robots that can respond to disasters.
Birds have homes, researchers have data, and teenagers have a new perspective thanks to an exciting partnership between Virginia Tech and Blacksburg High School.
Professor Wu Feng tells how parallel computing speeds up genomic analysis and also applies to other fields, from designing racecars to "reverse engineering" the human brain.
Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently named a 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator.
The guidelines clarify that Virginia Tech generally does not claim ownership of intellectual property created by students. An additional policy revision clarifies when faculty members retain their intellectual property rights if Virginia Tech itself does not wish to pursue the idea.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists recently published a paper on how the components of saline solution affect cardiac conduction in the European Journal of Physiology.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists receive a grant to study the leading cause of childhood blindness: optic nerve hypoplasia.
The Federal Aviation Administration will provide “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet.
Rolf Mueller will use the award to develop computing techniques inspired by the hearing system of the mammalian brain.
Timothy Long, one of three Virginia Outstanding Scientists for 2015, tells how materials of the future can be created to serve multiple functions, such as a wall that moves water or controls sound.
Life scientists identified a male-determining genetic switch in a dangerous type of mosquitoes that could be useful in efforts to protect human health.
See photos of Iskander Ismailov, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, on the journey to Antarctica.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research scientists are heading to Antarctica as part of a large collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation to study, for the first time, exactly how the rising temperatures are affecting the icefishes’ brains and hearts – and what it means for the rest of the world.
Virginia Tech’s ranking of agricultural sciences research and development expenditures for 2013 rose to sixth in the nation.
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper
The effort is designed to keep vehicles as close to “fuel optimum speed” as possible, basically that sweet spot when a car’s speed is sufficiently high, but fuel use is at a minimum with little slow and go maneuvering.
Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean in the graduate school at Virginia Tech, is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance from farm to fork.
In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people.
Unlocking the secrets of bat echolocation, a team led by Rolf Mueller at Virginia Tech hopes to improve naval sonar and create improvements to drones.
A Virginia Tech ecologist co-authored a report to assist the United Nations in finalizing its post-2015 sustainable development goals.