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Enhancing national security by making intelligence software smarter

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00
The Discovery Analytics Center and a Virginia-based defense company are working together on software that can predict and adapt to an intelligence analyst's needs.

Project Wing partners with Virginia Tech to test delivery by unmanned aircraft

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:05
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and Project Wing are researching the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver food.

Virginia Tech partners with Nordic universities to host first international precision neuroscience conference

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00
The conference, set for Oct. 5-7, will bring together neuroscientists, clinicians, and national health science leaders from the National Institutes of Health, and thought leaders from the pharmaceutical industry in the United States and Nordic nations, including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Scientists find new system in tomato’s defense against bacterial speck disease

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
The team, consisting of researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute and Virginia Tech, identified a new receptor in tomato plants that triggers defenses against a bacterial attack.

Virginia Tech reveals $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
More than 80 faculty members from multiple colleges and institutes are involved in the initiative, as the university ties new assets into existing programs and research facilities.

Researchers examine how a protein molecule may link diabetes to Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Tech scientists are working to pinpoint why people with diabetes are prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease.

William Becker appointed associate professor of management

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00
Becker’s research interests include work emotion, turnover, organizational neuroscience, and leadership. His latest study, regarding employer expectations about after-hours emails, has been widely reported in the media.

Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic partnership, athletics facilities improvements highlight board of visitors meeting

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 16:00
The board also approved resolutions for campus improvements to the Upper Quad.

Research flights lay the groundwork for teaching unmanned aircraft to detect and avoid obstacles

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00
In efforts to safely introduce more unmanned aircraft into the nation’s skies, Virginia Tech researchers and scientists from Brigham Young University have equipped an unmanned aircraft with a newly designed radar system and optical video cameras.

Head impact research points to ways to make football practice safer for youth

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
A Virginia Tech study suggests that limiting tackling drills in youth football practices could significantly reduce players’ exposure to serious head impacts.

Third class joins Virginia Tech’s translational biology, medicine, and health doctoral program

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
The doctoral program is the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s largest interdisciplinary program, with more than 200 members of Virginia Tech’s Faculty of Health Sciences teaching and mentoring the students.