Virginia Tech, (VT) was established as a land grant university in 1872, located in Blackburn, Virginia. VT offers 80 bachelor degree programs, 140 master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs in eight colleges. The student body is over 30,700 students. Notable departments include, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The School of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering are rated highly by ranking panels. VT is in the process of opening graduate degree programs in the Middle East and Africa. Currently, VT operates in the Dominican Republic and Switzerland.
Little fish makes a big splash in genomic studies; discovery may help manage an invasive species
(Phys.org) —A little fish may once again be making a big splash, if Pawel Michalak, a researcher at Virginia Tech's Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has anything to say about it.
DNA of 'Evolution Canyon' fruit flies reveals drivers of evolutionary change
Scientists have long puzzled over the genetic differences between fruit flies that live hardly a puddle jump apart in a natural environment known as "Evolution Canyon" in Mount Carmel, Israel.
Chemist builds device to measure chemical warfare agent effects on surfaces
(Phys.org) —For the last five years, the research group in the laboratory of John Morris, professor of analytical chemistry, has been doing something no group has done before – they have engineered, designed, ...
Forecasting future may one day become as practical as predicting weather, thanks to Big Data advances
(Phys.org) —It was standing room only in a crowd of computer engineers, artificial intelligence experts, philosophers, and virtual reality gurus—all gathered around to hear how forecasting the future ...
Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help
The incarceration rate has nearly quadrupled since the U.S. declared a war on drugs, researchers say. Along with that, racial disparities abound. Incarceration rates for black Americans are more than six times higher than ...
Incentives as effective as penalties for slowing Amazon deforestation
The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and ...
Scientists seek to develop new imaging capabilities to view a human virus in action
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists Deborah Kelly and Sarah McDonald are ambitious and determined, and it's paying off.
Astronomers pierce galactic clouds to shine light on black hole development
An international team of scientists including a Virginia Tech physicist have discovered that winds blowing from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy work to obscure observations and x-rays.
Wildlife scientists map fishing resources to assist land managers, anglers
Anglers in North Carolina and Virginia who are looking for privacy at good fishing spots should head for the mountains, according to a Virginia Tech study of the capacity, quality, and demand of freshwater ...
Researchers map gene differences in yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes, to help prevent disease
(Phys.org) —Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever.
Researchers tap into social networks of endangered Indiana bat to aid in habitat management
(Phys.org) —Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists ...
Scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus
Much to the chagrin of gardeners, hikers, and virtually anyone enjoying the outdoors, one of the hazards of summer is picking up an itchy poison ivy rash.
Architect reveals 'green roofs' need not go to great depths to work
Hot town, summer in the city—it's nothing new, but ways to handle the heat, humidity, and stormwater haven't changed much since the invention of the sewer system.
Scientists propose tactics for ethical use of Twitter data in research studies
Twitter has emerged as one of the most popular social networks in the world. Billions of tweets present an unfiltered view of public opinions and experiences. Researchers can deduce a lot from those 140 characters—from ...
New proactive approach unveiled to malware in networked computers and data
Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer ...