contents | winter 2013-14
Imagine unmanned aerial vehicles flying search-and-rescue missions or scanning acres of farmland to detect threats to crop health.
Every spring, the clear upland streams of eastern North America erupt in vivid shades of red, yellow, and blue.
A low-energy Bluetooth device uses a few milliwatts of power, while a full-sized aircraft carrier requires gigawatts. But no matter the power needs of a machine, University Distinguished Professor Fred C. Lee can take care of it.
A novel idea for a wound dressing that tests the patient's blood type may be able to save lives
Short stories covering a gamut of discoveries about
- a virtual game where characters fight a disease outbreak
- the mineral-making secrets of mollusks
- why trees don't "bleed" to death when they're injured
Editor: John Pastor
Art Directors: David Stanley '95, Tiffany Pruden
Senior Editor: Richard Lovegrove
Copy Editor: Kathy Acosta
Editor Emeritus: Susan Trulove
Contributors: Zeke Barlow, Shay Barnhart, Rosaire Bushey, Paula Byron, Lynn Davis, Bien Duong, Lindsay Key, Ken Kingery, Steven Mackay, Lynn Nystrom, Helen Thompson, Sue Steeves, Tiffany Trent, Susan Trulove
Photography: Michael Kiernan, Jim Stroup, Logan Wallace
Graphic Designer for online version: Kathy Acosta
Virginia Tech Research is a publication of the Office of the Vice President
for Research; Robert Walters, Vice President for Research
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