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.
Popular wilderness area requires intensive management to remain natural
Some 250,000 annual visitors to Minnesota's Boundary Waters have a significant impact on the campsites along the area's 1,000 lakes in America's most visited wilderness area.
Undergraduate studies how rhododendrons invade and conquer by disturbing nitrogen cycle
How important is the soil beneath our feet to what grows above it?
Eastern hemlocks that have survived insect infestation have a story to tell
Will the eastern hemlock—a tree that has been around for 10,000 years, often lives 300 years, and can live as long as 800 years—be wiped out by an invasive cousin of the aphid known as the hemlock woolly ...
Researcher uses high-performance computing to design new materials
Shengfeng Cheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech, is seeing the unseen.
Tooth buried in bone shows two prehistoric predators tangled across land, sea boundaries
(Phys.org) —About 210 million years ago when the supercontinent of Pangea was starting to break up and dog-sized dinosaurs were hiding from nearly everything, entirely different kinds of reptiles called ...
Can cartoons be used to teach machines to understand the visual world?
An enormous gap exists between human abilities and machine performance when it comes to understanding the visual world from images and videos. Humans are still way out in front.
New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years
(Phys.org) —A Virginia Tech geobiologist with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found evidence in the fossil record that complex multicellularity appeared in living things about 600 ...
Engineers study bats to improve aviation travel
Air travelers today often experience delays as a result of numerous airplanes parked on the ground and in the air at any given moment.
So... do you know what is in your water?
Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as ...
Land managers to gain tools to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions
(Phys.org) —Trees take in and store a lot of carbon dioxide, or CO2, a greenhouse gas. Being able to measure forestry and agricultural intake and emissions of CO2 is critical to developing a strategy for ...
Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia
(Phys.org) —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: ...
The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind
During the past few years, Virginia Tech's Wu Feng has built upon a National Science Foundation (NSF) / Microsoft grant from the "Computing in the Cloud" program, and synergistically complemented it with ...
Video: Researchers instruct scientists in giant role tiny fungi play
Trichoderma, a fungus, helps humans in many ways, including giving denim that stone-washed look. Scientists have found it is also especially good at eating "bad" fungi.
Forestry geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands
Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils ...
Plants may use newly discovered language to communicate
A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.