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Researchers write languages to design synthetic living systems useful for new products, health care

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

Combining engineering approaches with biology, researchers have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems.The goal of the effort is to engineer organisms that produce useful products or health-care solutions from inexpensive, renewable materials.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

Virginia Tech is helping to keep the commonwealth's number one industry in the green and agriculture the primary economic engine of the state.

West Virginia spill activates Virginia Tech engineers in effort to determine long-term effects of chemicals

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

Fueled by a $50,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant, Virginia Tech engineers sprung into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va., and entered a river upstream of a water-treatment plant in January.

Eight undergraduates to present research at annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:00

Each of the 15 ACC member schools will send student representatives who will present their work through oral presentations, posters, or models and exhibits. The conference will be held April 3-5 at the University of Pittsburgh.

Coalition of business, education leaders warns of growing U.S. ‘innovation deficit’

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00

National research and business leaders produce a video that suggests what federal funding should for the United States to remain the world’s innovation leader.

Brain Awareness Week to celebrate the world’s most complex and versatile computer

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00

The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption -- the human brain -- during Brain Awareness Week, which officially begins March 10.

Virginia Tech hosting debut student competition to design 3-D printed aircraft, ground vehicles

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00

Virginia Tech will play host to a first-time competition for students to deign on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed aircraft and ground vehicles as the Spring 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge launches March 4.