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2011-06-03 08:30:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children in the mountain village of Ti Peligre, Haiti, needed safe passage across a treacherous river to reach school.

2011-04-22 10:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper invoices from phone companies account for the loss of millions of trees each year.

2011-03-21 16:45:52

A software package designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology for the nation's defense and security is now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community in an open-source format.

2011-03-02 07:55:00

By examining historical data, statisticians in the College of Science at Virginia Tech have quantified biases that play a role in granting Division I at-large basketball teams inclusion in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

2011-02-15 08:00:00

Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette to Discuss Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing During Luncheon Keynote HERNDON, Va., Feb.

2011-02-15 08:00:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday morning, February 26, State Farm will provide Virginia Tech fans with an opportunity to raise money for Virginia Tech's Athletics Department during the on-site telecast of ESPN's College GameDay (10 a.m.

2011-01-20 16:25:41

It’s easy for American society to label young killers as simply crazy.

2011-01-07 10:41:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas M.

2010-12-06 23:07:01

A well-known paper-based medical chart used by pediatric emergency personnel across America is undergoing a 21st century boost in an collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, and the physician who created the original method some 25 years ago.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.