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Virginia Tech has developed a university-wide effort to further the importance of quickly diagnosing, treating and curing cancer, known as oncology. The effort, announced October 16, aims to push the university’s research opportunities at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech…

In front of a residential house in Christiansburg, a 10-pound drone hovers above a crowd to deliver one of the first commercial drone deliveries. On Friday, Oct. 18, Wing Aviation drone delivery service held its grand opening in Christiansburg.

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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will team up with Spin, a dockless mobility system, to bring electric scooters on campus for a pilot study on naturalistic scooter-riding starting Sept. 1.

It is that time of the year again. We abandon our hobbies from the summer, accept the lack of tan we were able to obtain over the break and prepare ourselves for the overwhelming amount of mental stimulation that is to come. Some of the student population finds the challenge of college enjoy…

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After a competition in July 2018, Hyperloop at Virginia Tech, an interdiscipline design team composed of students, has made it to the last stage of the competition at SpaceX, which will take place in the summer of 2019. Space X is a private space transportation company that was started by El…

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This past summer a paleontological team led by Virginia Tech professors Sterling Nesbitt and Michelle Stocker discovered an extremely rare frog fossil in the Chinle formation near Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The fossil is from the hipbone of an ancient amphibian in the total g…

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the Virginia Tech Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) and the Power and Energy Center (PEC) $1.8 million to come up with a new system of power distribution that adjusts for the changes in power supply from renewable energy resources.

Two Virginia Tech researchers recently examined the nature of online discussions in a new study about conspiracy theories in online communities. The goal of the study is to help create strategies for countering conspiracy theories, especially in the wake of traumatic events.

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Science Olympiad at Virginia Tech hosted its second Science Olympiad Tournament, with over 200 high school students competing from counties across Virginia, as well as a school in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Georgia Hodes, assistant professor in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech, has been conducting research that could potentially alter how depression is discussed and treated. Her research focuses on the presence of pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines which are produced by i…

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Erica Feuerbacher, assistant professor of companion animal welfare at Virginia Tech, has received a $1.7 million grant from Maddie’s Fund to continue her research on shelter dogs for the next three-and-a-half years. Feuerbacher, along with Lisa Gunter, a Maddie’s research fellow at Arizona S…

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Virginia Tech scientist Tim Long and University of Virginia oncologist Tim Showalter have teamed up to find a solution to alleviate stress and discomfort for women during cancer treatment. Professor Long, a faculty member of Virginia Tech’s College of Science and Showalter, radiation oncolog…

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Virginia Tech researchers are collaborating on a research project that focuses on growing stronger and sweeter edamame in the U.S. to boost edamame production and satisfy the growing number of edamame consumers.

With the exponential growth of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft over the past few years, child passenger safety has become a growing concern. As these services have been continuing to grow in popularity, families have run into issues when it comes to safely utilizing these more popular…

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Seven Virginia Tech students along with two faculty members have taken on The Rwanda Project to create a sustainable solution for the lack of a waste infrastructure in Rilima, Rwanda. Sydney Buck, a sophomore pursuing construction engineering and management, is one of the seven students curr…