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2013-08-19 10:38:07

Research calling for the use of a wearable computing system installed in a helmet to protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious lethal threat in this industry, has garnered the Virginia Tech investigators a Best Paper Award from a prestigious scientific and engineering community. This award will be presented at the August 17-21, 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Carbon monoxide...

Physics Lesson: Try Clapping Your Wet Hands
2013-08-15 12:30:20

Virginia Tech Sunny Jung continues to redefine the views on the laws of physics, and in doing so, impacts the research on topics as varied as drug delivery methods to fuel efficiency. In a paper appearing this month in Physical Review E, Young and five colleagues reported on the dynamics of squeezing fluids using a simple experiment of clapping with wet hands. As an engineer, Jung described "this outburst of fluid motion" as the unusual physical phenomena. Earlier in his career,...

Unwanted Particles In Water And Food Identified With New Microfluidic Chip
2013-06-20 09:05:53

Virginia Tech A new process for making a three-dimensional microstructure that can be used in the analysis of cells could prove useful in counterterrorism measures and in water and food safety concerns. The research, conducted by members of Virginia Tech's Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory (MEMS) Laboratory in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the focus of a recent article in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' Journal of...

2013-05-22 23:22:29

Game Tickets and Private Luxury Suites are currently available for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic between defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide and Virginia Tech on 8/31. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Ultimate Sports Adventures, a leading provider of high-end ticket packages to major sporting events, has limited availability of private luxury suites / skyboxes for the August 31 Alabama vs Virginia Tech game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA Suites come in two sizes in the...

2013-05-08 17:12:26

Virginia Tech scientists bring clarity to how most Alzheimer's drugs sharpen brain performance Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered how the predominant class of Alzheimer's pharmaceuticals might sharpen the brain's performance. One factor even more important than the size of a television screen is the quality of the signal it displays. Having a life-sized projection of Harry Potter dodging a Bludger in a Quidditch match is of little use if the...

Potential Food Source Created From Non-food Plants By Virginia Tech Research Team
2013-04-16 10:10:34

Virginia Tech This new development opens the door to the potential that food could be created from any plant, reducing the need for crops to be grown on valuable land that requires fertilizers, pesticides, and large amounts of water A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditionally thought of as food crops. Y.H. Percival Zhang, an...

Hydrogen Fuel Production Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market
2013-04-04 13:31:07

Virginia Tech New method is environmentally friendly and inexpensive A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world. "Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels," said Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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