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.
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 may one day be as ...
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 ...
Scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth
A Virginia Tech researcher has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on their genome sequence and in doing so created a universal language that scientists can use to communicate with unprecedented specificity ...
Researcher is developing online tools to help users adopt better privacy practices
Research shows a growing concern for online privacy, but Internet users give up personal information every day in exchange for the convenience and functionality of a variety of online services.
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 develop GenoSIGHT software for 'smart' microscopes
Synthetic biologists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute are at Virginia Tech pioneering new ways to overcome old problems in imaging cells.
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, and built ...
Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
Circumstances are right for weed invasion to escalate, researchers say
Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers that includes one plant scientist from Virginia ...