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2014-07-08 14:45:18

Virginia Tech Virginia Tech researchers discover which genetic changes pass the test of extremely different ecologies Scientists have long puzzled over the genetic differences between fruit flies that live hardly a puddle jump apart in a natural environment known as "Evolution Canyon" in Mount Carmel, Israel. Now, an international team of researchers led by scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has peered into the DNA of these closely related flies...

2014-06-30 08:29:21

Patented Additive Manufacturing Process Embeds Quantum Dots for Uncopyable Identification SAN MARCOS, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) announces securing 3D printing and additive manufacturing anti-counterfeiting quantum dot detection technology developed at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) Laboratory at Virginia Tech....

2014-06-25 11:16:32

Virginia Tech Research review shows incentives slow rain forest encroachment The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. "The challenge now is to build...

2014-06-24 11:02:30

Virginia Tech Exploiting individual genomes for personalized medicine may be more complicated than medical scientists have suspected, researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have discovered. In a paper published in June in the journal Aging, scientists from the institute's Medical Informatics and Systems Division found that spontaneous mutations occur in our bodies constantly, but the rate of change differed dramatically among various people. The study has implications for...

Social Networks Of Endangered Indiana Bat Tapped Into To Aid In Habitat Management
2014-06-18 03:00:40

Lynn Davis, Virginia Tech Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University. Alexander Silvis of Lynchburg, Ohio, and Andrew Kniowski of Boones Mill, Virginia, both doctoral students in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, made findings from Ohio State field studies highly...

2014-05-27 20:21:27

Protecting Against Injury Does Not Start or End With Helmet Purchase OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) applauds and encourages the growing research in the area of concussion protection for athletes, including the work released this month by Virginia Tech. Coaches, consumers and parents should be aware that while the STAR rating system suggests the purchase of specific football helmets,...

2014-05-19 12:29:04

It joins the NRG Quantum Plus(TM) as one of the "Best Available" football helmets in the market; All Rawlings adult-size helmets receive at least 4-Star score in Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings(TM) ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rawlings NRG Tachyon(TM) football helmet, the newest adult-size football helmet from Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), was rated as 5 Stars, the "Best Available" rating in the 2014 Virginia Tech...

2014-05-15 08:28:26

LOWELL, Mass., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenith, LLC ("Xenith"), based in Lowell, Massachusetts, announced that "the Xenith X2E and EPIC Varsity football helmets earned 5-STARS (the highest possible), from the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings(TM)." Chuck Huggins, Xenith's President, commented: "We are pleased that Xenith's entire 2014 varsity helmet line achieved the 5-STAR Virginia Tech Rating. Xenith consistently strives to offer players better fit, comfort and protection. The...

Stink Bugs Beware! Homemade Stink Bug Traps Squash Store-bought Models
2014-05-08 03:32:16

Amy Loeffler, Virginia Tech Traps are inexpensive, effective, and pesticide-free A Virginia Tech team of researchers has proven that homemade, inexpensive stink bug traps crafted from simple household items outshine pricier models designed to kill the invasive, annoying bugs. This discovery comes just as warm weather is coaxing the critters out of crevices of homes they were hiding in during the cold winter and homeowners will be looking for a way to get rid of the pest....

2014-05-02 23:01:50

Dr. Kristofer D. Kusano, Research Associate at Virginia Tech, has been honored with SAE International’s Russell S. Springer Award. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Dr. Kristofer D. Kusano, Research Associate at Virginia Tech, has been honored with SAE International’s Russell S. Springer Award. Dr. Kusano is a research associate working in the Center for Injury Biomechanics at Virginia Tech. His research interests include studying driver behavior to design better crash avoidance...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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