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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...

2013-03-27 12:32:44

Virginia Tech researcher say climate driving diarrheal disease In a National Science Foundation funded study, Kathleen Alexander, an associate professor of wildlife at Virginia Tech, found that climate drives a large part of diarrheal disease and increases the threat of climate change for vulnerable communities. The only study of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa is based on three decades of historical data and has important implications for arid countries around the world struggling with...

2013-01-29 12:48:32

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is expanding its ground-breaking research of testing football helmets to reduce the number of concussions to now include hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. The five-year plan will see the Virginia Tech research center, headed by Stefan Duma, rate helmets worn by hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse athletes in their ability to lessen the likelihood of a concussion resulting from a...

Biological Structures Imaged In Their Natural Habitats
2012-12-20 15:47:07

Virginia Tech In situ molecular microscopy provides a gateway to imaging dynamic systems in structural biology If the key to winning battles is knowing both your enemy and yourself, then scientists are now well on their way toward becoming the Sun Tzus of medicine by taking a giant step toward a priceless advantage — the ability to see the soldiers in action on the battlefield. Investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have invented a way to directly image...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin