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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host Women in Transportation Seminar

The inaugural Women in Transportation Seminar is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

The trial and error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out and pandemic

Viruses evolve quickly. A small tweak to the genetic makeup of a mostly mild strain of influenza can give rise to the next pandemic.


Bullpen fuels VMI win over Virginia Tech, 5-3

Six VMI relievers combined for 5 2/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts, helping the Keydets down Virginia Tech, 5-3, Tuesday.

Virginia Tech hires Kenny Brooks as new women’s basketball coach

Virginia Tech announced Monday that it has hired Waynesboro High School alum Kenny Brooks as the head coach of its women’s basketball program.

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors sets 2016-17 tuition and fees

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year. The board approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees.

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Virginia Tech renames baseball stadium in recognition of Union Bank & Trust commitment

Virginia Tech has renamed its baseball stadium in recognition of a generous commitment of support to athletics from Union Bank & Trust.


Liberty blasts Virginia Tech, 22-7

The Liberty Flames scored a season-high 22 runs and had a season-high 24 hits in a 22-7 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies, Tuesday evening at English Field.

Virginia Tech researchers call for public water quality reports to directly address water safety

Is your water safe to drink? A Virginia Tech research team suggests that annual water quality reports should more directly answer this question.

Virginia Tech researchers determine driver risks using large-scale, crash-only naturalistic database

Drivers increase their crash risk nearly tenfold when they get behind the wheel while observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated.

Virginia Tech researchers awarded Microsoft grant to pioneer mixed reality research

A Microsoft research grant will allow researchers from Virginia Tech to explore the potential uses of its HoloLens devices for advancing research in the area of mixed reality.

Virginia Tech scientists discover way to track, stop human, agricultural viruses

A Virginia Tech scientist has found a way to not only track viral hijackers, but also potentially stop them from replicating.

Royal flush: Virginia Tech researchers discover way to power fuel cells with wastewate

Virginia Tech researchers have stolen the spotlight from the sun by discovering a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from wastewater.

Virginia Tech researchers reveal maternal, paternal conflicts on a genetic level

Researchers within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech have demonstrated that eggs actively silence hundreds of paternal genes that encode ribosomal RNA.

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Virginia Tech hops into the farm-to-glass craft beer movement with new brewhouse

Virginia Tech is helping the commonwealth’s beer industry, which has a more than $8 billion annual economic impact and contributes $2.9 billion in annual total tax contributions.

Virginia Tech scientist to develop new vaccine against virus responsible for millions of pig deaths

In 2013, a sample from a pig in Indiana tested positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, the first discovery of the virus in North America.

Virginia Tech researchers find compacted urban soils can be rebuilt to help urban trees thrive

Virginia Tech researchers have developed a soil rehabilitation method that can help fix the compacted, rock-hard soils left behind after land development.

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Squid-inspired energy converter turns ocean’s power into electricity

Engineers at Virginia Tech recently tested a wave energy converter inspired by the way squid propel themselves through water.

Virginia Tech researchers turn attention to emerging threat of Zika virus

With many different species of mosquitoes in the United States, Zika virus is only the latest of emerging threats, according to a Virginia Tech vector-borne disease researcher.

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Live Coverage: #7 Virginia hosts Virginia Tech in ACC basketball

Join AFP editor Chris Graham for live coverage as #7 Virginia (19-4, 8-3 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (13-11, 5-6 ACC) Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Virginia Tech receives record-breaking number of undergrad applications

Virginia Tech received a record number of undergraduate applications for admission to the Class of 2020.

Genomic info may help researchers fathom bedbug insect resistance

The genetic makeup of bedbug skin plays a significant role in the pest’s ability to resist insecticides, according to Virginia Tech researcher Zach Adelman.

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New public art installation will transform the walls of the Moss Arts Center Grand Lobby

A new public art installation commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech will traverse the Moss Arts Center Grand Lobby walls.

Bedbugs have developed resistance to widely used chemical treatments, rendering them ineffective

Some of the most widely used commercial chemicals to kill bedbugs are not effective because the pesky insects have built up a tolerance to them.

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Wrestling: #10 Virginia Tech dominates #18 Virginia

Eighteenth-ranked Virginia (5-4) fell to No. 10 Virginia Tech (10-2) by a score of 31-7 on Sunday (Jan. 31) in the Commonwealth Clash.

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Virginia Tech freshman charged with murder: Body of missing Blacksburg girl found

At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police located the remains of Nicole Madison Lovell on Route 89 just inside in Surry County, N.C.

Virginia Tech statement on ongoing investigation of missing Blacksburg resident

Blacksburg Police have announced the arrest of a Virginia Tech student in connection to the case of missing Blacksburg resident Nicole Madison Lovell.

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Virginia Tech, Naval Academy going nuclear

Virginia Tech’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab and the U.S. Naval Academy’s nuclear engineering program have joined in a research and educational partnership.

Virginia Tech engineers devise way to make frost-free zones on surfaces

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation.

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Virginia Tech Flint Water Study Research Team to present on water crisis

The Flint Water Study Team will review efforts to confirm the high lead levels in Flint’s water.

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Virginia Tech professor explores history and complexity of African-American funeral home business in the South

Beverly Bunch-Lyons vividly recalls her grandmother’s funeral in Raleigh, North Carolina. At age five, it was her first experience with death.

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Virginia Tech unveils the future of bathroom design in Las Vegas

The third phase of Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS, a just-completed bathroom, was showcased this week in Las Vegas at North America’s premier industry event.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find new evidence of immune system plasticity

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system.

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Weather forces early tip for North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Due to continued weather conditions, the North Carolina at Virginia Tech game, originally scheduled for 6:30 pm on Sunday, January 24, will now tip at 3:00 pm.

Virginia Tech leads team to integrate sensors into car tires

Because the tires on your car are its point of contact with the road, they can provide useful safety information like how fast you’re driving and whether the road is slippery.

Virginia Tech’s Save Our Towns program profiles Saltville’s prized paleontological finds

The latest episode of Virginia Tech’s Save Our Towns program profiles Saltville’s prized paleontological finds.

Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech offers tips for preparing for the El Niño winter

Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech has a number of tips to help people prepare for the winter and keep their families, property, and animals safe.

Adding value pays off for Virginia cattle producers through collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension

With more than 1.4 million head of cattle across the commonwealth, Virginia’s beef cattle industry is big business.

Fish species, rural livelihoods threatened by new dams on world’s largest rivers

Advocates of hydroelectric dams on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate effects on biodiversity.

Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment

Instead of disposing of your cut Christmas tree, why not recycle it into garden materials or wildlife habitat?

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Virginia Tech increases football coach salaries

Virginia Tech will pay new coach Justin Fuente and his staff $6.715 million in 2016, an increase of $427,125 over what outgoing coach Frank Beamer’s staff was paid.

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Future science products for Landsat satellite to be discussed at Virginia Tech meeting

Virginia Tech faculty members and graduate students will get to present their remote sensing research to scientists from across the world.

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Shane Beamer added to Georgia football staff

New Georgia football coach Kirby Smart announced the addition of former Virginia Tech associate head coach Shane Beamer to his staff on Tuesday.

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Fuente adds former Memphis defensive coordinator to Virginia Tech staff

New Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente has added his former Memphis defensive coordinator to his staff in Blacksburg.

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Game Preview: #5 Virginia will not overlook Virginia Tech

Last January, Virginia had to rally from 10 points down in the final 10 minutes to beat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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Virginia Tech adds Brad Cornelsen as offensive coordinator

Brad Cornelsen will be joining the staff of Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech as offensive coordinator, Fuente announced on Thursday.

Virginia Tech students and faculty demonstrate the robotic future of making things

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research demonstrated the future of making things at this year’s international Autodesk University in Las Vegas.

Virginia Tech holds on, defeats Tulsa, 55-52, in Frank Beamer finale

Virginia Tech led by 24 midway through the second quarter, but the Hokies had to fight off a late Tulsa rally to clinch a 55-52 win in the Independence Bowl on Saturday.

Virginia Tech team advancing use of amateur radio in emergency communications

The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology is preparing to send an amateur radio transponder into a geosynchronous orbit in 2017.

Virginia Tech researcher explores methods used for detecting environmental pollutants

While there are many existing techniques for detecting contamination, they generally require highly specific instruments for each contaminant.

Game Preview: Does Virginia Tech send Frank Beamer out a winner?

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer returns to the scene of the crime, in a manner of speaking, Saturday at the Independence Bowl.

Glass robotics lab pioneers new 3-D printing process, announces expansion at Virginia Tech

Artists, designers, architects, and industry members are exploring concepts in glass design through the nation’s first Collaborative Glass Robotics Laboratory.

Berlin Airlift veterans to be honored at Independence Bowl

Five Berlin Airlift veterans will be honored at halftime at the Camping World Independence Bowl held in Shreveport, La., on Saturday.

New livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech included in governor’s bond proposa

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced plans to include funding for new and renovated livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech student designs award-winning system to clean up wastewater

A team at Virginia Tech has devised a system to recover ammonia from wastewater using a natural electrochemical engine: bacteria.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute wins $2.5 million contract for trucker safety study

Virginia Tech won a $2.5 million contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision.