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Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


McAuliffe announces $28 million for new voting machines across Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he is including $28 million in his budget to provide new voting machines to precincts across Virginia.


Saving our soils and climate with biochar

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.


Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


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UVA students who designed shield for Orion spacecraft attend liftoff

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.


Governor McAuliffe announces the Commonwealth’s first Business Plan Competition

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host a world class business plan competition during the spring and summer of 2015.


Virginia Tech researcher developing online tools to help users adopt better privacy practices

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.


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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform


Thanksgiving driving fatalities experience record decline in Virginia

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.


Ken Plum: Rocket science

Even the professionals have their problems with rocket launches with about one of ten not being successful.


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VCU Brandcenter presents TECH+Toys

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.


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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

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.


Virginia Tech student researcher studies the core of cider production

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?


Sold-out TEDxVirginiaTech to take over Moss Arts Center with inspiring speakers, technology expo

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.


State first responders eyeing uses of unmanned aircraft in emergencies

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.


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AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage in Waynesboro

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.


$5 million gift to fuel Virginia Tech entrepreneurship and innovation initiative

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.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


CIT announces FY2015 solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Request for Proposals for FY2015.


Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

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.


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Young agriculture professionals needed to fill bounty of jobs

There is an abundance of job opportunities in the food and agriculture fields and a national shortage of young professionals to fill them.


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Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

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.


Assessing the risks of genetically engineered crops

Earth Talk examines the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply.


CIT invests in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc.

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.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

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.


VDOT advertising for construction bids on Route 29 improvement project

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.


Six-state healthcare system to deploy technology, services to reduce hospital readmissions

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.


CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


Professor, student, inspired at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

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.


Parenting Now symposium features author Marietta McCarty

Author and philosopher Marietta McCarty joins Carrie Contey PhD in the Parenting Now symposium series.


McKesson Medical-Surgical to invest more than $10 million in Henrico County operation

McKesson Medical-Surgical, Inc., a leading healthcare services and information technology company, will invest more than $10 million in Henrico County, creating 225 new jobs.


CIT announces release of broadband adoption guide

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.


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Jeff Tyson steps down as EMU women’s volleyball coach

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.


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Study: Rear view cameras save lives

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.


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announces new vice president, COO

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.


A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,


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VCU School of Engineering to host hackathon

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.


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American National University Harrisonburg campus to hold Career Fair, Medical Open House

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.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

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).


Bitcoin: The next unwinnable war?

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.


UVA hires first chief medical information officer

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 Augusta County milk plant opens its doors

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.


CIT releases annual report on research commercialization in Virginia

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.


UVA neurosurgeon leads partnership for safer high-tech surgery

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.


Study: Are hands-free systems in cars a distraction?

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


Gov. McAuliffe and Steve Forbes host celebration of release of Virginia section in 2014 Forbes 400

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.


Nighttime lane closures begin next week on Route 29 north of Charlottesville

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.


Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

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.


Girls in Science spend a night at the Science Museum of Virginia

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.


Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

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.


Hearing Healthcare of Virginia Lunch and Learn in Harrisonburg

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?


Governor McAuliffe declares October as TechTober

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.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

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.


Mars One co-founder to speak at Bridgewater College

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.


Shenandoah Valley Tech Council announces Tech on the Wharf in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council announces its first “Tech on the Wharf” in Staunton, Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5-7pm.