Engineers at Virginia Tech recently tested a wave energy converter inspired by the way squid propel themselves through water during the second round of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wave Energy Prize, which will eventually award more than $2 million in funding.
A parent’s incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and University of Toronto researchers say there’s a longer term risk: Men who as children experienced a family member’s incarceration are approximately twice as likely to have a heart attack in later adulthood in comparison to men who were not exposed to such a childhood trauma.
James Olds, the assistant director for the Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation, will speak Feb. 11 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain’s cells can change through experience.
With unexpected viral threats continually emerging, Fralin Life Science Institute scientists say the key is to develop a sound research infrastructure that’s in place and ready to go to rapidly respond to the next threat.
The initiative has received $1.2 million from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to complete the next phases of its project, which will include exploring how Virginia Tech and other institutions track and report research activity.
The genetic makeup of bedbug skin plays a significant role in the pest's ability to resist insecticides, according to Virginia Tech researcher Zach Adelman of the Fralin Life Science Institute.
Bowers, joins the university as an assistant professor after a stint at the University of Maryland.
More than 500 people filled the Quillen Family Auditorium and two overflow rooms at Goodwin Hall in Blacksburg to listen to a group of students who stood by the residents of Flint — affectionately known as “Flintstones” — and a mother who summoned Virginia Tech to a town that local and state officials had mostly abandoned.
This year, the conference will be extended with events over the course of a week with an increased focus on creative scholarship in the arts and design.
Help welcome Theresa Mayer, vice president for research and innovation, and Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost for inclusion and diversity and vice president for strategic affairs, to the Virginia Tech community.
This is the first study to show that overuse of certain insecticides has instead lead to an increased resistance to the compounds, making them much less effective than advertised.
A course unit developed by Virginia Tech researchers and local educators was highlighted in a recent issue of the journal The Science Teacher. Now it is heading to a high school near you.
The collaboration leverages the close proximity between the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Virginia Tech National Capital Region campus.
The team helped expose high levels of lead in the Michigan city's water supply, eventually leading President Obama to declare a state of emergency.
Creating frost-free zones on surfaces could have a variety of applications – consider the energy saved by preventing water from condensing and freezing on heat pump coils.
The campus community is invited to meet the finalists and to watch each candidate’s open forum presentation on “The Future of Science: Educational, Research, and Outreach Opportunities for the Virginia Tech College of Science.”
Duncan has been a faculty member since 1990 in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Food Science and Technology.
The FutureHAUS is a research prototype that investigates the use of new technology to improve how people build and live in the future. The bathroom will be unveiled this week at North America’s premier annual kitchen and bath industry event.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers published their results in Nature Communications.