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.
Researchers develop energy-dense sugar battery
A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.
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 phytosaurs and rauisuchids ...
New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect (w/ video)
Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic – water repelling – characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive in muddy swamps, repelling dirt and producing ...
In new discovery, paleontologist names a carnivorous reptile that preceded dinosaurs
Finding a new species of dinosaur is pretty rare. Getting a hand in the discovery and naming of one – that's rarer still.
Energy-efficient rental housing can save residents more than $600 per year, study says
Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study that demonstrates the impacts of energy efficient construction requirements ...
Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others
An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.
Video: Earthquake research in Chile could shake up the field of seismology
Galo Valdebenito, a professor of seismic and structural dynamics and associate dean of engineering at Austral University, is developing tools so urban planners can better assess earthquake risks.
Researchers to begin work with news organizations in an effort to advance aerial journalism
Leaders with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech have outlined a research plan to study how reporters could use unmanned aircraft to gather news.
Successful natural resource management built on trust
Trust is an important driver of collaboration, conflict resolution, and enhanced group performance in the business world as well as in the management of natural resources.
Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes 2.5 billion years ago
A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient ...