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.
Study on jellyfish energy consumption will improve bio-inspired robotic designs for Navy
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal. The findings will be used as researchers continue to design ...
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.
Long-forgotten seawall protected New Jersey homes from Hurricane Sandy's powerful storm surges
Picture two residential beach communities on the New Jersey shore: Bay Head and Mantoloking, which sit side-by-side in Ocean County on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay.
Cylindrical cell structure parts may aid in targeting diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
(Phys.org) -- Researchers are studying how components of cell structure function in order to determine viable ways to use them for fighting such ailments as cancer, Huntingtons, Alzheimers, and Parkinsons ...
New mobile app uses augmented reality to enhance learning experiences at historic sites
Virginia Tech researchers are testing a new mobile software app that will allow school children visiting historic sites to learn in new, interactive ways via augmented reality.
Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in waters around the world.
Researchers use computer model to probe mysteries of human immune system
A new computational model developed by a team of Virginia Tech researchers and published in PLoS Computational Biology provides a framework to better understand responses of macrophage cells of the human immune system.
Enzyme characterization brings biochemists closer to mosquito drug targets
(Phys.org) -- Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University of Wisconsin Madison have identified key structural components of an enzyme that plays many roles in insects, including ...
Making information hard to read can have benefits
(Phys.org) —Making consumers exert more effort to buy something—through midnight releases, for example, or long waits outside the store—has been a successful marketing strategy for companies seeking to fuel consumer ...
The paradox of gift giving: More not better, says new study
Holiday shoppers, take note. Marketing and psychology researchers have found that in gift giving, bundling together an expensive "big" gift and a smaller "stocking stuffer" reduces the perceived value of the overall package ...