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Top technology being used in parcel delivery today

Over the past few years, we have seen some dramatic changes in the technology being used in parcel delivery which has bettered the service available today.


Why we still fear working in the cloud

Whenever there is a ‘new’ technology there is a normal amount of concern that comes along with the territory.

Fifty Plus: High-tech appliances and Pavlov’s theory

It all started with the water bill. Our water bill is unusually high for the low occupancy of our old home.

Fifty Plus: Keeping up with technology

I haven’t had fake nails in seven years. It got annoying getting a fill every two weeks. A girl at work, Deidre, has the cutest very long gel nails.


Governor McAuliffe helps open Visa Cyber Fusion Center in Northern Virginia

Governor McAuliffe joined Visa officials to launch the new Visa Cyber Fusion Center last week in Ashburn.

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.


Technology helps farmers increase output, lower input costs

From big data to the agricultural drones that can gather that information, farmers are investing in technology to improve their operations.

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St. Anne’s-Belfield School to host January hackathon for regional teens

St. Anne’s-Belfield School announced today that it will host a hackathon for regional teens in January. SPARK will be a two day event taking place Jan. 30-31, and will be open to students aged 13 or older. Students must be engaged in middle or high school education to participate.

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Warner praises Senate passage of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, applauded Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which will strengthen cybersecurity efforts by encouraging private companies to voluntarily share information while ensuring individual privacy and civil liberties.

MACH37™ announces Fall 2015 class of cybersecurity startups

The MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator announced Monday that it has selected seven cybersecurity startups to participate in the Fall 2015 (F-15) three-month mentorship-driven startup program.

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CIT announces demo day for EMERGE wearable technology program

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week that this year’s EMERGE Accelerator program will culminate with a Demo Day in San Francisco on September 23rd.

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JMU to host cybersecurity boot camp for Virginia teachers

Twenty teachers from around Virginia will get hands-on instruction on cutting-edge cybersecurity education tools and methodsJuly 27-31 at James Madison University.


Governor McAuliffe launches statewide Virtual Datathon Challenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe has launched the 2015 Virtual Datathon Challenge, a competition that will bring together teams of innovators from across the Commonwealth to create new applications that improve government.

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CIT releases whitepaper for broadband expansion in Virginia

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) released today the whitepaper, “Improving Broadband Access and Utilization in Virginia: Recommendations for Locality-led Broadband Initiatives in Virginia.”


Governor McAuliffe announces submission period open for technology awards nominations

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe officially invite nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Technology Awards.

Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide enough electricity to help replace fossil fuels?

Physicists define kinetic energy as the energy of motion (as opposed to potential energy, which represents an object’s stored energy). While there is not much that is practical that we can do with potential energy, kinetic energy is another matter.

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Cybersecurity training attracts teachers from across the country to JMU

High school teachers from 15 states, including Virginia, will learn first-hand about cybersecurity technology and designing curricula to train their students about cybersecurity June 15-19 at James Madison University.

CIT and MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator hold demo day for cyber startups

At its fourth Demo Day on June 2, the Center for Innovative Technology and the MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator hosted over 120 investors to hear pitches from entrepreneurs of cybersecurity startups.

AT&T expands 4G network in Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta County

AT&T has activated a new 4G mobile Internet cell site in Waynesboro, at the intersection of I64 and Three Notched Mountain, that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G.


Governor McAuliffe announces new Virginia chief information officer

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Nelson Moe has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Virginia Tech bat research could make for better submarines, drones

The U.S. Navy has found that it pays to listen to Rolf Mueller carry on about his bat research. From unmanned aerial systems to undersea communications, practical applications flow from the team headed by Mueller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering.

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Virginia Tech scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork

Growing evidence suggests that agricultural practices, especially widespread antibiotic use, could be contributing to the increasing antibiotic resistance problem in humans.

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Albemarle County to host community meeting on broadband

Supervisors Jane Dittmar (Scottsville District) and Liz Palmer (Samuel Miller District) will be hosting a community meeting on broadband(high speed internet) in Albemarle County on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the media center at Monticello High School.


Governor McAuliffe directs Secure Commonwealth panel to study law enforcement technologies

Governor McAuliffe announced this week the creation of a special sub-panel of the Secure Commonwealth Panel that will focus on the use of emerging technologies by law enforcement agencies.

Virginia Tech researcher hopes to make access to cloud storage more efficient

With the advent of cloud computing, users worldwide are provided huge data storage that can be accessed and shared from anywhere using laptops, smart phones, tablets, and other devices.

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Del. Sam Rasoul applauds grant to create Gill Memorial Technology Accelerator

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) released the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement Monday morning that Roanoke is the recipient of a $600,000 grant from Industrial Revitalization Fund.

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Conference celebrates, promotes female success in computer fields

A career and college fair, workshops on various computer-related topics and keynote addresses by women who have had success in computer fields will all be part of the 2015 Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing at James Madison University.

Earth Talk: Blizzard of e-waste

With a record four million pre-orders for Apple’s best-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it’s more evident than ever that consumers want the latest in smartphone technology at their fingertips.

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Stop the Presses: Get off my damn lawn!

It used to be that people with similar interests had to try hard to find each other to be able to discuss their similar interests, learn from each other’s slightly different takes regarding those interests, and raise the collective IQ on whatever their interests may have been.


CIT releases broadband wwardee impact report

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its CIT Broadband service line released the second annual Broadband Investment Economic Impact Assessment.

$7 million grant helping improve access to specialty care through technology

A new UVA program aims to make available additional appointments with specialists for patients with more complex medical conditions through technology.


Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.

Come party at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 Churchville Avenue on Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 pm.

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Massanutten Resort adds new talent to management team

Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley, announced the hiring of three executives.

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Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $11.1 million contract to improve Rt. 29/Rt. 250 interchange in Charlottesville

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded an $11,121,077.60 contract to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, to construct improvements to the Route 29/Route 250 interchange.