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Photos: New Dairy Science Complex

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:19

Virginia Tech celebrated the grand opening of its new Dairy Science Complex – Kentland Farm.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, President Timothy D. Sands observe unmanned aircraft transport medications at research flights

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

Researchers were investigating the potential of unmanned aircraft for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies in rural areas, where transportation challenges often get in the way of health care.

Virginia Tech scientist develops model for robots with bacterial brains

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.

Drone flights add international research element to health outreach

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech has received authorization for research flights of unmanned aircraft that will deliver medications to a health fair on Friday. 

Life science researchers develop point system to help people drink their way to better health

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

The biggest differences between low and high scores came from individuals not consuming enough water, consuming too many calories from beverages, and not consuming enough fluid overall. 

Pamplin professor Rick Perdue receives lifetime achievement award

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

He was recognized for his service as editor-in-chief of the top-tier Journal of Travel Research; his participation on the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s board of directors, including service as past president; and his extensive research record.

New Dairy Science Complex - Kentland Farm bolsters program, contributes to the land-grant mission

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

Free tours of the new facility — located at Kentland Farm, 5250 Whitethorn Road, Blacksburg — are being held immediately following the 11:45 a.m. ribbon cutting on Friday, July 17. 

International research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement processes

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Professor Barry Goodell joins researchers from across the world who plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes.

Researchers test avoidance technology in unmanned aircraft at Cape May Airport with Rutgers partners

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:00

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership researchers with Virginia Tech helped test sensor technology designed to detect manned aircraft at busy airports. 

Turbine blades inspired by owl feathers could boost efforts to increase wind farming, sustainable energy

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

A new design for quieter wind-turbine blades was inspired by owls' remarkable ability to fly silently through the air.

Neuroscientist investigates how our social lives affect our brains

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

Neurobiologist Kendra Sewall received a grant to study the sweet spot of optimum social interaction in birds, which can also be applied to humans.

Chemical engineers again qualify for the national Chem-E-Car competition

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

The team will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, in November for the national competition.

Discovery about the destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning processes.

Harald Sontheimer to hold I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

For the past two decades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Harald Sontheimer has led several major programs, including the Civitan International Research Center on Intellectual Disabilities and the world’s first Center for Glial Biology in Medicine.

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.

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.

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