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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...

2014-04-21 12:25:09

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today announced its collaboration with Virginia Tech to help launch the Pamplin College Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a "We are very excited to be collaborating with Deloitte to help bring Virginia Tech to the forefront of the field of business intelligence and analytics," said Patrick Fan, director of the center and accounting and information systems professor. "An...

2014-03-31 16:21:59

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The Georgia Tech team presented their technology to a panel of expert judges from the clean energy community at the ACC Clean...

2014-03-19 23:29:39

Learn how to use GenoCAD, a Computer-Assited Design application for synthetic biology, Thursday, March 27th, at 18:00 p.m. UTC/2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Peccoud Lab, based at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, is sponsoring a free webinar on GenoCAD, presented by OpenHelix on Thursday, March 27th, at 18:00 p.m. UTC/2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. GenoCAD is a Computer-Assisted Design application for synthetic biology projects, which was developed...

Taxonomy Boris Vinatzer
2014-02-24 04:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new naming system proposed by one Virginia Tech scientist proposes moving beyond the current biological naming system and supplementing it with a new classification method based on an organism’s genome sequence. The new method was developed by Boris Vinatzer, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, and he believes that it will create a...

2014-02-19 12:22:17

Small Flying Vehicles, Complete with Flapping Wings, may Emerge from Study of Fruit Bats WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130627/DC39790LOGO) More than 1,000 species of bats have hand membrane wings,...

2014-02-07 13:15:15

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research opens new scientific areas in the fields of evolutionary biology and microbiology. The work also has broad societal implications as it allows scientists to better understand the production...

Differences In Concussion Risk Between Football Helmets
2014-01-31 08:34:19

Virginia Tech Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study analyzed head impact data compiled from eight collegiate football teams that included Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Dartmouth College, Brown University, University of Minnesota, Indiana University, and University of Illinois. Six...

Researchers Develop Energy-dense Sugar Battery
2014-01-21 09:27:06

Virginia Tech 'Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature,' Y.H. Percival Zhang said. 'So it's only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a battery.' A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable. The findings from Y.H. Percival Zhang, an...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.