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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute scientists reveal more about how body copes with gut bacterium

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 23:00

It's a mystery why a gut-dwelling bacterium carried by half the world’s population is well-tolerated by some people while it makes others sick. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers are discovering why.

Grants will support research on evacuation decisions and emergency processes

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 23:00

The grants will help researchers better understand how evacuation decisions are made and how to develop a more effective, safer emergency response system.  

New research method identifies stealth attacks on complicated computer systems

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 23:00

Called a "program anomaly detection approach," a trio of Virginia Tech computer scientists has tested their innovation against many real-world attacks.

Undergraduate innovators share ideas with Gov. McAuliffe, Pres. Sands at Techtober roundtable

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00

Student innovators were center stage as undergraduates engaged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, state Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson, and Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands during a roundtable talks at the Innovate Living-Learning Community.

Tiny leaping plankton know how to break through water, could help improve engineering processes

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00

Their acrobatics often go unnoticed, but understanding them could help improve engineering processes, like oil refining and wastewater treatment, that rely on controlling the interaction of small particles with air-water interfaces.

Limiting wildlife access to water resources in dryland African regions may reduce water quality

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00

In sensitive dryland regions where surface water resources are scarce, limiting the access of elephants and other wildlife to water through human development can impact water quality and, potentially, human health.

Kids' Tech University makes STEM subjects accessible on campus and online

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00

Slated to serve 450 young people from across the region, this semester-long educational program opens for online registration on Monday, Oct. 19.

Wireless @ Virginia Tech to host international student competition with $5,000 top prize

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech will host a worldwide spectrum sharing radio contest with support coming from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. Entry forms are available now for the competition.

Creatures from the Cube unleashed for Tech-or-Treat

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 23:00

Interact with strange creatures and journey through creepy worlds for the annual Halloween-inspired event on Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m.

In memoriam: David Russell, professor of mathematics in the College of Science

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 23:00

A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Road.

Chemical engineers outline new approach to materials design in journal article

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech chemical engineers have developed a new approach that could have a huge impact in future materials design.  

It takes a village of bacteria to help frogs fight deadly disease, Fralin life scientists say

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:00

Naturally occurring skin bacteria can respond to infection and adjust structure and function to compensate for it, according to a Virginia Tech research team.

Grant supports new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program focused on big data and urbanization

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech will recruit a diverse cadre of Ph.D. students from Blacksburg and the National Capital Region and launch the program in the spring 2016 semester.