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2012-09-20 23:03:25

BE opens office in Blacksburg, VA to focus on cyber security projects and mobile application development. Blacksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Blacksburg, Virginia. This office will be primarily dedicated to software development and will serve as an opportunity for BE to collaborate with the technical excellence of Virginia Tech´s faculty and students. The BE Blacksburg Software Development Office...

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2012-08-21 16:56:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because the generation of solar energy is reliant upon seasonal factors and available daylight, it is highly unresponsive to demand and market pressures. To solve this problem, two Virginia Tech electrical engineers have devised a way to economically store solar energy in the power grid that can be tapped into as needed, according to their award-winning paper presented at an international engineering conference. In the paper, Reza...

2012-08-16 10:23:35

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches Interactive Map Showing States Still Fail to Submit Millions of Mental Health Records to the National Do-Not-Sell Database - Even After Latest Series of Mass Shootings 48,000 Americans Will Be Murdered with Guns in the Next President's Term - If Washington Fails to Act - www.DemandAPlan.org NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-seven family members of victims and survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting today sent a letter to...

Can Biodiversity Be Saved By Nature Parks?
2012-08-07 16:10:47

The 14 years of wildlife studies in and around Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park by Sarah Karpanty, associate professor of wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, and her students are summarily part of a paper on biodiversity published July 25 by Nature's Advanced Online Publication and coming out soon in print. As human activities put increasing pressures on natural systems and wildlife to survive, 200 scientists around the world carved...

2012-07-19 07:38:24

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results will be published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. "While the immune effects of abscisic acid...

2012-06-04 10:21:48

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued the following statement after recent release of the 2012 Virginia Tech STAR ratings. "The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) advocates ongoing research on athletic safety in order to gain a deeper understanding of protecting athletes from concussions. However, NOCSAE does not recommend that parents and athletes form...

2012-05-02 06:21:36

Runner-Up Maryland Wins $15,000 in DOE Competition COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mesdi Systems Inc., a company founded by a team of six students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developing precision electrospray modules to accelerate and improve the production of lithium-ion battery components, won the first annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The UCF Mesdi...

2012-05-01 11:41:52

Virginia Tech released today the results of its 2012 rating for adult football helmets that is designed to assess a helmet's ability to reduce the risk of concussion. A total of three helmets achieved a "5 star" mark, which is the highest rating awarded by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. In addition to the Riddell Revolution Speed, which was the only helmet to receive 5 stars last year, the Rawlings Quantum Plus and Riddell 360 also earned 5 stars as the best available helmets. The...

2012-05-01 06:26:37

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Riddell, the official helmet of the National Football League®, has reported that two of its newest helmets received the highest possible, 5-STAR ranking in the latest Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings(TM), released today. The Riddell Revolution Speed, the only 5-STAR rated helmet in the 2011 study, was joined by the Riddell 360, reviewed for the first time this year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120104/CG29463LOGO-a)...

2012-05-01 06:26:20

ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Headlined by the highest-possible "Best Available" 5-Star rank for its new Rawlings NRG Quantum Plus football helmet, Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), received 4- and 5-Star ratings for all three of its adult-sized football helmets. These ratings were included in the latest Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings(TM) announced today by Dr. Stefan Duma, professor of biomedical engineering and head of the...