Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years.
UVA students Danny McNamara and Sajan Sheth were at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to observe this week’s launch of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.
Research shows a growing concern for online privacy, but Internet users give up personal information every day in exchange for the convenience and functionality of a variety of online services.
Despite the challenging weather at the start of the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia, preliminary numbers indicate a record decline in traffic fatalities over the holiday statistical counting period.
Even the professionals have their problems with rocket launches with about one of ten not being successful.
The VCU Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.
My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.
It’s been said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But one Virginia Tech student researcher is interested in a different phenomenon: how many apples fall from the tree, and how does this affect cider quality?
The third annual TEDxVirginiaTech kicks off tomorrow evening at the Moss Arts Center with Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni giving the talk of a lifetime.
First responders will learn more about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, at a meeting at Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
AT&T* has upgraded an additional mobile Internet cell site in Waynesboro to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage near the intersection of I-64 & Rosser Avenue.
Virginia Tech recently renamed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Pamplin College of Business in recognition of a joint commitment of $5 million by four university alumni.
Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.
The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Request for Proposals for FY2015.
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.
There is an abundance of job opportunities in the food and agriculture fields and a national shortage of young professionals to fill them.
My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.
The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc., a Richmond-based company.
The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.
The first project in the Route 29 Solutions package advanced toward construction Monday. VDOT advertised for construction bids to improve the Route 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville.
Bon Secours Health System has selected a combination of health management, patient engagement and care management technologies and services to help solve one of healthcare’s most pressing problems.
The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.
If EMU student Jennifer Fawley had any doubts about joining that minority, a recent weekend at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing dispelled them.
Author and philosopher Marietta McCarty joins Carrie Contey PhD in the Parenting Now symposium series.
The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week the release of broadband awareness and adoption resources filled with strategies to assist local and regional governments.
EMU has announced the resignation of women’s volleyball coach Jeff Tyson. He has accepted a position as the Fitness and Aquatics Operations Manager at The Centre in Adrian, Mich.
Rear-view camera systems improved rear visibility an average of 46 percent in AAA’s tests. These systems are intended to improve driver awareness of the area immediately behind the vehicle in order to reduce the instance of back-over fatalities.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced today that Robin von Seldeneck will be assuming more of the management responsibilities at the Presidential Library with the title of vice president and chief operating officer.
VCU is hosting its first hackathon, in which 200 students from VCU and a number of other schools will spend 24 hours developing software and hardware applications.
The Harrisonburg campus of American National University (www.an.edu; 540-432-0943), located at 1515 Country Club Road, will hold career fair and medical open house events on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).
We need to elect people that understand and will protect the flourishing Bitcoin market and keep it out of the reach of the Federal government’s omnipotent tentacles and omniscient bureaucrats.
To help University of Virginia Health System care providers take full advantage of technology to enhance patient care, UVA has named its first chief medical information officer (CMIO).
Shamrock Farms announced on Friday the grand opening of its Augusta County milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual report for FY2014, showing growth in new patents, products and innovative companies.
In an initiative coordinated by UVA neurological surgeon Jason Sheehan, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are developing a first-of-its-kind patient registry in order to establish national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week the release of a Virginia advertising section that appears in the 2014 Forbes 400 magazine issue. The Governor and Mr. Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, hosted an event in New York City to celebrate the advertising section.
Improvements to the traffic signal system along Route 29 north of Charlottesville will require nighttime lane closures beginning next week. The work, which will be done at seven intersections between Hydraulic Road and Rio Road, will begin Monday, Oct. 6 and is anticipated to continue for several months.
Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host theGirls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.
Are you looking for answers to your questions on hearing loss? Want to know more about the effects of hearing loss on both the mind and body?
In an effort to highlight Virginia’s technological innovation and raise awareness about high performing industries, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared October to be TechTober, a statewide celebration of Virginia’s high-tech sector.
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.
Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp has made multiple breakthroughs in the field of science in technology. As co-founder and CEO of Mars One, his goal is to put humans on the planet Mars by 2025.
The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council announces its first “Tech on the Wharf” in Staunton, Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5-7pm.