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Virginia Tech, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments sign memorandum of understanding
Virginia Tech and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop research collaborations and educational and training programs that will serve COG's constituents and provide Virginia Tech with unique research and educational opportunities related to metropolitan issues. (2005-01-27)

Virginia Tech fisheries department releases cultivated mussels at Nature Conservancy site
Seven years after a toxic spill wiped out aquatic life along seven miles of the Clinch River 17,000 mussels were released into the river at Cedar Bluff in Southwest Virginia. Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources partnered with federal and state agencies in this major undertaking. (2005-06-20)

Researchers seek effective, fast, clean coatings
Virginia Tech researchers are developing a new polymer structure, based on epoxy-butene chemistry, that provides a protective -- scratch and chemical resistant -- coating that hardens quickly, has no byproducts, and is inexpensive to produce. (2000-08-20)

Virginia Tech wildlife specialist helping to protect state's new official bat
To protect the endangered Virginia Big-Eared bat, which is the newly named official Virginia state bat, as well as other species of bats, Virginia Tech Extension wildlife specialist Jim Parkhurst has written a guide that can help citizens deal with bats that have strayed from natural habitats into their homes. (2005-03-30)

'The Mathematics of Entertainment, the Entertainment of Mathematics' to be presented
Can mathematics be entertaining? Of course! A program called (2002-03-13)

Center for Civil War Studies will produce videos about West Virginia
Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies will produce two videos about (2000-05-15)

Association of American Railroads selects Virginia Tech to host new research lab
Railroad traffic -- both freight and passenger -- has increased to record levels in the United States during the past few years, and the railroad industry is in need of new technologies to help ensure the future of railway infrastructure and operations. The Association of American Railroads has chosen Virginia Tech's College of Engineering to host an affiliated laboratory for research in critical technical areas. (2004-10-07)

Virginia Tech, University of Texas to create wireless simulator
Future wireless devices will enable streaming video, voice over the Internet, and vast amounts of data transfer. While we are many years away from being able to use wireless broadband devices in a ubiquitous manner, the software needed to simulate these future devices and networks must be created now. (2003-09-18)

Beef feeding research studies pasture vs. grain
Early research results at Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences indicate that pasture-fed beef has less fat and higher conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), indicating that it may be a healthier choice. (2005-03-15)

Light-weight auto parts goal of $1.8 million Virginia Tech / Clemson project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a $1.8 million project at Virginia Tech and Clemson University aimed at the development of low-cost carbon fiber for use in making light- weight automotive parts. (2000-02-03)

Virginia water center celebrates 40th year at national symposium at Virginia Tech
The National Water Research Symposium theme will be Balancing Water Law and Science. Topics at the Oct. 10-12 program will include: Uncertainty in the Clean Water Act , Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, Groundwater Management, and Water Supply and Management. (2005-08-26)

Virginia Tech migrates supercomputer to Apple's new Xserve G5
Virginia Tech made supercomputing history in the fall of 2003 when it created the most powerful supercomputer at any university in the world in record time. Today, Virginia Tech announced plans to migrate its cluster of 1,100 Power Mac G5 desktop computers to Apple's new Xserve G5 rack mounted 1U server, which offer 15 gigaflops of peak double-precision processing power per system for Virginia Tech's large-scale scientific computing platform. (2004-01-27)

Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University to run Forest Nutrition Research Cooperative
Virginia Tech's department of forestry in the College of Natural Resources and the department of forestry at North Carolina State University have formed a partnership to jointly run the Forest Nutrition Research Cooperative, which conducts applied research on behalf of the forestry industry worldwide. (2003-11-11)

Researchers seek effective, fast, clean coatings
A team of researchers based at Virginia Tech are working to develop protective coatings that will be (2001-04-01)

Michael F. Hochella Jr. named Virginia's 2005 Outstanding Scientist
Virginia Tech professor Michael F. Hochella Jr.'s innovative work on how Earth materials interact with living things, water, and air has led to his being named Virginia's Outstanding Scientist for 2005. (2005-02-17)

Virginia Tech to host Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium
Virginia Tech will host the Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium at its Caribbean Center for Education and Research in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, May 31 - June 2, 2006. The symposium is designed to promote inclusion of biodiversity conservation objectives in agricultural development activities. (2006-03-30)

Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
Ray Nebel, a professor of dairy science, was honored for his 20-year career of service to the dairy industry and especially for his research that resulted in the development of the Heatwatch system, which allows cattle producers to efficiently identify cattle in heat. (2004-08-31)

VTCRI research team identifies a potential strategy in fight against brain cancer
Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body's circadian rhythms is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. (2018-09-11)

NEH funds African-American history and culture project in Virginia
Ten consortium members of the Virtual Library of Virginia have received a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create the Virginia Heritage Project, a database of African-American history and culture in the commonwealth. (2000-05-15)

New winter hulless barley has high protein
The Virginia Tech Small Grains Breeding Program is developing both traditional soft red winter wheat cultivars and new cultivars with unique and high-value end-use characteristics such as higher protein content, quality, and white seed color. (2005-03-15)

Civil War offers insignts into medical practices
From traumatic injuries and widespread infection to epidemics and hygiene, the American Civil War was the spawning ground for a number of modern medical practices. On March 22-24, physicians will gather in Roanoke, Va., to examine the influence of the mid-1800s conflict on their profession. The doctors will be participating in the Second Civil War Medical Symposium, organized by Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. (2002-03-08)

Real-time observation of polymer processes allows enhancement of carbon fiber production
In order to determine a material's durability, it has to be destroyed and analyzed to learn how it had formed. Now researchers can use in-situ infrared spectroscopy to observe -- in real time -- how various ratios of component materials (co-monomers) react to form polymers that are later converted to carbon fibers. (2001-08-30)

GM awards Virginia Tech Transportation Institute $4.8 million research, product testing agreement
General Motors Corporation has awarded the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute a long-term research and product testing agreement, with a total that could reach $4.8 million, to examine various aspects of driver-vehicle interfaces for both collision warning and telematics systems. (2001-06-12)

Embedded Systems Design Group hosts colloquium
Embedded computers are used in growing numbers of applications, from cars and traffic lights, to climate control systems and household appliances. Some experts estimate that each individual in a developed nation may unknowingly use more than 100 embedded computers daily. Virginia Tech researchers have formed a group to coordinate research and scheduled a colloquium with leaders in the field. (2003-10-22)

The Role Of Music In Human Development Examined
Music in Human Adaptation, an international conference exploring the role of music in human development and function, will be held Nov. 15-17 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. (1997-10-31)

International forestry symposium presents statistics, IT tools
Virginia Tech and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations will present a (2002-08-27)

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast
Virginia Tech's starting running back Cedric Humes was able to play against Boston College despite a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers. (2005-10-31)

Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing
A team of Virginia Tech chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer. (2019-07-25)

Ending domestic violence across the life span: Finding resiliencies in self and community
Families, and communities can identify and successfully use personal resiliencies and resources to prevent domestic violence. The Oct. 4 conference looks at interdisciplinary approaches that link current research to community efforts and demonstrate ways in which university and community collaboration can bloom into mutually beneficial relationships and empowerment. (2002-08-23)

Light-activated therapy targets DNA components
Chemists and biologists at Virginia Tech continuing to design light-activated molecular systems to attack cancer cells have introduced a DNA targeting component. (2007-03-27)

Virginia Tech experts available to speak on the possible discovery of Asian Soybean Rust spores
Virginia Tech scientists say that there has been a change in the status of the fungus causing Asian Soybean Rust but that the new information is still too preliminary for any action on the part of the Commonwealth's soybean producers. The presence of spores does not mean the infection is present. It means that the scouting for the disease will be intensified. (2005-08-22)

Soy-based product explored as nontoxic substitute for important but toxic reactive compound
Isocyanates are important to many products we take for granted -- from paint to spandex running shorts. But the high reactivity for which the chemical group is valued also makes this compound toxic when breathed. A Virginia Tech graduate student has created macromolecules with comparable reactivity using soy-based chemistry. (2007-03-27)

Virginia Tech offers one-stop engineering research showcase
The Northern Virginia Engineering Showcase will provide a review of a broad cross-section of advanced technology and basic science research at Virginia Tech, including biomedical engineering, materials, human factors engineering, cluster computers (as were used to build the world's third fastest supercomputer), power electronics, wireless communications, and transportation. Disney's VP for technology is the keynote speaker. (2004-02-13)

Scientists create organic photovoltaic devices to convert light into electricity
Virginia Tech researchers from physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering are working with a local company to create thin films that convert light into electricity. (2000-08-23)

'Reassessing the virtual university' focus of international conference
Learning 2000: Reassessing the Virtual University, a Virginia Tech conference to be held at Hotel Roanoke Sept. 28-Oct. 1, features presenters from around the world. (2000-09-13)

Virginia Tech announces its rebuilt System X achieves 12.25 teraflops
After achieving international honors and accolades for building System X, the fastest supercomputer at any academic institution in the world (November, 2003 TOP500 List), Virginia Tech announces that its rebuilt System X is now operating at 12.25 teraflops. (2004-10-26)

Higher molecular weight polymer synthesized; means stronger materials
A Virginia Tech graduate student is synthesizing polymers at higher molecular weights than previously seen -- opening the door for stronger elastomer materials, such as are used in tires. (2002-04-07)

Safer Wireless Antennas Receive Patent
Antennas for hand-held radios and cellular phones can be safer and perform better, Virginia Tech electrical engineer Warren Stutzman has demonstrated. Stutzman has received a patent (July 30, 1996 #5,541,609) for a high-performance, low radiation-hazardantenna for hand-held devices operating at 1900 megahertz (MHz) and above. These frequencies are now being pioneered to provide more communications to supplement the crowded cellular telephone bands that operate at 800 MHz. (1996-09-23)

Researchers use water instead of solvent to produce a new acrylic
Virginia Tech researchers have synthesized a novel acrylic blend using water instead of organic solvents. (2000-08-22)

Virginia Tech Students Receive $250,000 Fuel Cell From DOE For The 1998-99 Futurecar Challenge
As participants in the 1998-99 FutureCar Challenge, Virginia Tech engineering students will receive a hydrogen-powered fuel cell worth $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a new Chevrolet Lumina from General Motors. (1997-12-03)

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