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2010-02-24 10:29:14

In a paper appearing in the Feb 24 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Virginia Tech Engineering Science and Mechanics Professor Hassan Aref, and his colleague Johan Roenby at the Technical University of Denmark shed new light on the chaotic motion of a solid body moving through a fluid.

2010-02-21 10:42:29

Math-based computer models are a powerful tool for discovering the details of complex living systems. John Tyson, professor of biology at Virginia Tech, is creating such models to discover how cells process information and make decisions.

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2010-02-01 10:55:09

As researchers around the world hasten to employ nanotechnology to improve production methods for applications that range from manufacturing materials to creating new pharmaceutical drugs, a separate but equally compelling challenge exists.

2010-01-28 19:35:49

New advances for the detection of cancer led by Rafael V. Davalos of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science (SBES) are featured as the cover story in the January 19, 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, "Lab on a Chip," the premier journal for researchers in microfluidics.

2010-01-28 14:39:22

Novel research on improving the simulation performance of hardware models created in a language called SystemC, often used to shorten manufacturing design cycles to improve the time it takes to bring a product to the marketplace, has garnered a best paper award at the 15th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for a team led by Sandeep Shukla, Virginia Tech associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and three of his students.

2010-01-05 16:26:08

A team made up of mental health professionals, emergency response experts, and researchers from several universities, including Virginia Tech, has published the results of a study that shows serious emotional disturbances among children who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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2009-12-24 09:05:00

Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source – ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff.

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2009-12-21 07:44:09

An unusual bowstring truss iron bridge that carried traffic across Roaring Run in Bedford County, Va for almost 100 years is now a picturesque footbridge at the I-81 Ironto, Va rest stop.

2009-12-08 20:05:43

Any parent knows that sometimes maintaining your cool with misbehaving children is a challenge.

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2009-12-03 07:55:03

Although states are not required to report fetal deaths in accident data, between 300 and 1,000 unborn babies die in car accidents each year.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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