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2011-08-29 07:00:00

Graduate and undergraduate students from across North America competed for top honors in the first WeedOlympics sponsored by the Northeastern, North Central, Southern and Western Weed Science

2011-08-24 21:29:55

Unfortunately, more than two million miles of the nation's infrastructure of water and wastewater pipelines are underground and nearing the end of their useful life.

2011-08-11 21:29:23

When a research team asked cocaine addicts to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of greater value later, "preference was almost exclusively for the money now," said Warren K., Bickel, professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech.

2011-08-10 20:51:08

People lose the ability to detect the taste of iron in drinking water with advancing age, raising concern that older people may be at risk for an unhealthy over-exposure to iron, Virginia Tech engineers are reporting in results they term "unique."

2011-07-25 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tech recently was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate vehicle engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors (GM).

2011-07-06 00:15:29

Using ovarian surface epithelial cells from mice, researchers from Virginia Tech have released findings from a study that they believe will help in cancer risk assessment, cancer diagnosis and treatment efficiency.

2011-06-22 13:27:44

Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. recently found a way to improve electricity generating fuel cells, potentially making them more efficient, powerful and less expensive.

2011-06-20 13:09:41

Designing new materials depends upon understanding the properties of today's materials.

2011-06-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Virginia Tech University learned last night that their teamwork, perseverance and hard work have led to top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.