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Virginia Tech ethics class students, Flint residents team up for fourth round of water testing

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 23:00
Next week, a new team of students will head to Flint, Michigan, for the fourth and possible final round of testing for lead in the city’s drinking water. The goal of the trip is to determine if water quality has continued to improve.

High-performance piezoelectric material could make smart sensors more sensitive

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 23:00
The new material's unique texture makes it more than three times better at detecting changes like temperature and pressure, ideal for sensors in "smart" devices that respond to the environment.

Maps reveal persistence of damaging effects of historic redlining practices

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:00
To shine light on the home financing inequities of the 1930s a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Tech have launched a website with of historic maps of 225 U.S. cities.

Nemo found at Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 23:00
Clown fish, made popular by the movie "Finding Nemo," are being studied at the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, where scientists are learning the best way to breed them.

Fellowship gives undergraduate students science policy experience thanks to partnership

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:00
As part of a new collaboration, the Global Change Center has established an Undergraduate Science Policy Fellowship program for students who are specifically interested in science policy. The application period is currently underway, and the deadline to apply is Dec. 10.

Nation’s leading environmental health sciences official to open Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:00
Linda S. Birnbaum, a toxicologist and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, will discuss the interplay of environmental hazards and health Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

International conference on brain health comes to Roanoke

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
The Fifth International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine started Sunday at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and continues through Tuesday. It's the first time the event has been held in Virginia.