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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.

Smithsonian curator to detail the significant impact of technology on art, theatre, and music

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's ArtsFusion seminar on Wednesday, March 5 explores how technology can expand and break down boundaries and create new opportunities for collaboration.

Researchers establish benchmark set of genotypes for human genome sequencing

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00

New methods put forth by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute may make it increasingly possible to use an individual's genetic profile to guide medical decisions to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases -- a priority of the National Institutes of Health.

Video: Virginia poised to soar into unmanned aircraft production

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00

With its strong technology workforce, as well as manufacturing capacity, the commonwealth is well positioned to meet the needs of unmanned aircraft manufacturers.

Researchers work with novel wireless technologies to improve safety in hospitals, health care

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00

Medical mistakes happen every day, even with the best doctors and nurses. One way to reduce errors is to adopt new wireless technologies such as the "smart" medicine bottle, an innovation being pioneered by Virginia Tech researchers.