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2013-01-14 23:00:34

Wake Forest Innovations has partnered with Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical methodology resources, in developing educational materials for veterinary, medical and biomedical personnel and their institutions. Winston Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 Wake Forest Innovations has partnered with Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical methodology resources,...

2012-09-20 23:03:25

BE opens office in Blacksburg, VA to focus on cyber security projects and mobile application development. Blacksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Blacksburg, Virginia. This office will be primarily dedicated to software development and will serve as an opportunity for BE to collaborate with the technical excellence of Virginia Tech´s faculty and students. The BE Blacksburg Software Development Office...

2012-06-10 23:01:04

Three students of Liberty University´s Department of Biology and Chemistry earned first-place awards at the Virginia Academy of Science annual meeting at Norfolk State University May 23-25. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2012 Three students of Liberty University´s Department of Biology and Chemistry earned first-place awards at the Virginia Academy of Science annual meeting at Norfolk State University May 23-25. Liberty´s participants, all undergraduates, beat out other...

2012-05-18 02:14:41

The baseline level of distrust is distinct and separable from our inborn lie detector Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my parahippocampal gyrus. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that suspicion resides in two distinct regions of the brain: the amygdala, which plays a central role in processing fear and emotional memories, and the parahippocampal gyrus, which is associated with declarative memory and the recognition of scenes....

2012-02-22 12:41:01

Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) announces the first ever publication with data on head impacts from youth football players. The paper is published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and is available online for free download. The manuscript includes the details of over 700 head impacts measured on 7 and 8 year old youth football players. Based on the importance of this initial publication, the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is...

HokieSpeed Is A New Powerful Supercomputer For The Masses
2011-12-22 05:15:09

Virginia Tech crashed the supercomputing arena in 2003 with System X, a machine that placed the university among the world's top computational research facilities. Now comes HokieSpeed, a new supercomputer that is up to 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, boasting a single-precision peak of 455 teraflops, or 455 trillion operations per second, and a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops, or 240 trillion operations per second. That's enough computational capability to place...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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