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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...

NASA Offers Site For Virginia Tech Drones
2014-01-03 15:50:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Friday that the selection of six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites could have an impact on its research at two of its facilities. The space agency said its Langley Research Center and Wallops Flight Facility could be working with Virginia Tech teams on the UAS research. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier this week that Virginia Tech is planning to conduct UAS failure mode testing and...

2013-11-13 23:33:42

Online tutorial suite includes self run, narrated tutorial, slides, slide handouts, and exercises. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 The Peccoud Lab, based at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has partnered with OpenHelixTM to provide a tutorial suite on advanced features of their GenoCAD application. GenoCAD is a Computer-Assisted Design application for synthetic biology projects, which was developed by the Peccoud Lab at Virginia Tech and supported by the...

Quicker Advancements In Medical Research From New Computing Model
2013-11-04 12:39:12

Virginia Tech With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a genome, like the human genome, has gone from costing $95,000,000 to a mere $5,700. So, now the research problem is no longer how to collect this information, but how to...

Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Virginia Tech Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream. Microbes in the tap water delivered by modern water systems in a developed country are also mostly harmless – with some notable exceptions. A team of Virginia Tech researchers is investigating the...

2013-10-10 23:27:56

Online tutorial suite includes narrated tutorial, PowerPoint slides, slide handouts, and exercises. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The Peccoud Lab, based at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has partnered with OpenHelixTM to provide a tutorial suite on their GenoCAD application. GenoCAD (http://www.genocad.org) is a Computer-Assisted Design application for synthetic biology projects, which was developed by the Peccoud Lab (http://www.peccoud.org) at Virginia Tech and...

2013-09-20 11:28:31

Special microscope used to reveal hidden aspects of plant anatomy Why don't trees "bleed" to death when they are injured? Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany, and the Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, have discovered how "check valves" in wood cells control sap flow and protect trees when they are injured. The study, featured on the cover of the September issue of the American Journal of Botany, used a special microscope to reveal...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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