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.
Neuroscientist investigates how our social lives affect our brains
Want a healthy brain? Get a little help from your friends.
Drug discovery researchers identify, refine compound to combat malaria parasite
Two Virginia Tech researchers found that when it comes to fighting malaria, teamwork pays off.
Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes
A long-held assumption about the Earth is discussed in today's edition of Science, as Don L. Anderson, an emeritus professor with the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, and Scott King, a professor ...
New technology provides superior ability to rapidly detect volatile organic compounds
Over the past several decades, the progress in micro fabrication technology has revolutionized the world in such fields as computing, signal processing, and automotive manufacturing.
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 million years ago ...
Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced
Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes ...
Re-creating a tornado in 3-D provides a more effective way to study storms
When The Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore stepped into an EF-5 tornado re-created in 3-D in a four-story immersive installation at Virginia Tech, his perspective was that of someone 7,000 feet tall. Beneath him was ...
Scientists study rare 'Pinocchio Lizard' in effort to save it
For more than 50 years, scientists thought that the horned anole lizard—sometimes called the "Pinocchio Lizard" for its long, protruding nose—was extinct. But it turns out this is a tall tale.
Researchers call for changes in 50 year-old drinking water standards
Changes in drinking water quality in the 21st Century are coming from a myriad of circumstances, and not all are for the best. Top contenders for why water-drinking quality might become suspect to the average consumer include ...
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.