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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.


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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.


Virginia Tech engineers discover the precise, yet messy secrets of dog lapping

Stories about lap dogs are everywhere, but researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering can tell the story of dog lapping.


A bacterium’s tricky behavior has a Virginia Tech researcher hot on its trail

Forget the latest James Bond movie — those looking for a good spy story should look no further than the laboratory of Virginia Tech researcher Clay Caswell.


Virginia Tech researchers discover fossil samples of ancient, microscopic worms

A team of Virginia Tech researchers have discovered fossils of kinorhynch worms – commonly known as mud dragons – dating back more than 530 million years.


Virginia Tech students say bon appétit to invasive species

Rose Peterson of Norfolk, Virginia, was recently whipping up some pesto, which is generally made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.


Virginia Tech researchers mine online consumer reviews to identify unsafe toys

With toy shopping season in full swing, families are seeking toys that are not only fun but safe for children to play with.


Virginia Tech researchers answer long-standing question about lupus

For years, biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in lupus patients, but until now they haven’t known for sure one way or the other.


Governor’s bond package includes VT livestock, poultry research facilities

Virginia’s agriculture community had reason for a pre-holiday celebration when Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a $2.43 billion bond package on Dec. 9.


Virginia Tech researchers will examine the linkages between humans and freshwater quality

Understanding human interactions with the natural environment can enhance the protection of surface water quality in lakes and streams.


Virginia Tech researcher studying how school security measures affect students

The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech has named Anthony Peguero, a professor of sociology, as its spring 2016 senior fellow.


New biology course transforms Virginia Tech students into young scientists, research contributors

Virginia Tech faculty members in the department of biological sciences have created a course that provides scientific research opportunities for undergrads.


Virginia Tech veterinary college teams up with Saint Francis Service Dogs for new puppy raiser program

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is partnering with a Roanoke-based nonprofit to raise three puppies for future service dog training.


Scientists find a parasite may alter signaling in the brain

Most people who carry the Toxoplasma gondii parasite don’t develop the symptoms of the disease it can cause.


Virginia Tech Dining Services treats students with a gingerbread house replica of Burruss Hall

West End Market is decked out in holiday style with a gingerbread house replica of Burruss Hall.


Lynn Nystrom, director of news and external relations for Virginia Tech College of Engineering, dies at 63

Lynn A. Nystrom, longtime director of news and external relations for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, died Dec. 3 after a battle with cancer.


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Virginia Tech Police investigation leads to arrest in counterfeit football tickets case

The Virginia Tech Police Department confirms the arrest of a suspect accused of selling counterfeit tickets outside Lane Stadium at the Sept. 7, 2015, football game against Ohio State.


First-of-their-kind dopamine measurements in the human brain reveal new insights into how we learn

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.


Computational thinking will help students become better scientists

A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech faculty member has received $1.25 million from the National Science Foundation to introduce computational approaches to help students learn chemistry in an environment that encourages scientific discussion.


Bud Foster stays on at Virginia Tech: Is that what’s best for business?

Bud Foster wanted the head job at Virginia Tech. He made that clear to athletics director Whit Babcock, who made something else just as clear to Foster: thanks, but no thanks.


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It’s official: Virginia Tech names Justin Fuente head football coach

Virginia Tech made it official Sunday, announcing Justin Fuente as its new head football coach. Fuente, 26-23 in four seasons at Memphis, will replace the legendary Frank Beamer, who announced his intention to retire earlier this month.


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Babcock block: Virginia Tech AD upstages Frank Beamer press conference to address Fuente rumors

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock, not wanting to make the postgame following the Hokies’ 23-20 win at Virginia all about him, of course made the presser all about Whit Babcock.


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Reports: Justin Fuente to be named new football coach at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech will name Memphis coach Justin Fuente as the successor to the legendary Frank Beamer, according to multiple published reports on Saturday.


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Live Coverage: Virginia faces Virginia Tech in Commonwealth Clash

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and UVA beat writer Scott German lead our live coverage of Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash between Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) and Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC).


Benefits for veterans at Virginia Tech begin at application for admission

Veterans interested in attending Virginia Tech can apply for free – one of the many resources available to prospective students as well as current students and employees who are veterans.


‘Hoos, Hokies: State Police advise planning to drive to save lives on Clash weekend

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Virginia coach Mike London put their rivalries aside in order to team up with the Virginia State Police for a traffic safety public service announcement.


Virginia Tech study on New River trotlines reveals changing traditions in fishing

While the popularity of fishing for smallmouth bass is on the rise in Virginia’s New River, the decades-old practice of fishing for catfish using trotlines is fading.


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Game Preview: Virginia squares off with Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash

For the third time in four years, Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) goes into its season-ending Commonwealth Clash battle with in-state rival Virginia needing a win to become bowl-eligible and extend the program’s streak of winning seasons.


Virginia Tech scientists take step in understanding cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease.


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists unexpectedly find ALS affects sensory neurons involved in movement

The same nerves that keep a person from crushing a flower or dropping a water glass are teaching scientists something new about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Coaches Teleconference on Tuesday.


Coca-Cola Foundation will support first generation college students at Virginia Tech

A $100,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation will provide six scholarships to first-year students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Saturday.


Virginia Tech team wins grant to integrate substance-misuse treatment into curriculums

A Virginia Tech team led by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at the Center for Gerontology, has been awarded a $945,000 grant to provide substance-misuse treatment training to students in undergraduate and graduate health professions in Southwest Virginia.


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Virginia Tech engineers to study wireless networks in dense venues such as arenas, theaters

Two Virginia Tech electrical and computer engineering faculty members are the lead investigators on a $1.37 million, international research project that may lead to higher performance for wireless networks in densely populated venues including arenas, theaters, and transportation hubs.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Football Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday.


Virginia Tech scientists find way to to make resistant brain cancer cells sensitive to treatment

Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and clinicians from Carilion Clinic have discovered how to sensitize drug-resistant human glioblastoma cells to chemotherapy.