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Virginia Tech is among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents in 2014

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech’s ranking came as a result of the 23 patents that it received in 2014 through Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc.

Researchers advance unmanned aircraft industry with test flights to detect mock pipeline hazards

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership researchers with Virginia Tech helped test sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along energy pipeline routes. 

Video: Research boosts crop yields at home, reduces toxic pesticides worldwide

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

President Timothy D. Sands explains how research in the commonwealth, along with Virginia Tech's international agriculture work, helps feed the world's billions.

Walid Saad's research will help improve wireless communications for U.S. Navy

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

The assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering is a recipient of a 2015 Young Investigator Program award.

National Capital Region Research Development Team names Kevin Heaslip research leader for resilience

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:00

Kevin Heaslip will be responsible for supporting faculty and administration in Blacksburg and in the National Capital Region to identify opportunities, coordinate and develop proposals, and secure large research grants and contracts.

Video: Professor tells why pressure's on students to smarten up underwater robots

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 00:00

Dan Stilwell helps students learn to create undersea robots that can operate without humans calling the shots.

Video: Students carry out 3-D printing with metals and sand, creating complex systems such as 'ant vehicle'

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00

Christopher Williams introduces students to unusual 3-D printing materials to create new products such as stiff, lightweight armor.

2015 Illuminator Award recipients announced

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 00:00
The award is given annually to four members of the Virginia Tech community who have outstanding abilities, innovative ideas to fuel the future, well-honed leadership skills, and a commitment to service.

2 College of Engineering robotics teams prep for DARPA Robotics Challenge finale

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 00:00

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.

University hatches science outreach partnership with Blacksburg High School

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 00:00

Birds have homes, researchers have data, and teenagers have a new perspective thanks to an exciting partnership between Virginia Tech and Blacksburg High School.

Video: In search of 'Eureka!' moments, parallel computing speeds the way

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 00:00

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.

Scientist’s dogma-challenging work recognized with prestigious grant

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 00:00

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently named a 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator.

Board of Visitors revises intellectual property policy to encourage student, faculty innovation

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 00:00

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.

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