Study reveals predation-evolution link

The fossil record seems to indicate that the diversity of marine creatures increased and decreased over hundreds of millions of years in step with predator-prey encounters, Virginia Tech geoscientists report in the Proceedings ...

HARDY rice: less water, more food

An international team of scientists has produced a new type of rice that grows better and uses water more efficiently than other rice crops. Professor Andy Pereira at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) has been working ...

Sugar identified as key to malaria parasite invasion

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) have identified a sugar in mosquitoes that allows the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to attach itself to the mosquito’s gut. Invasion ...

Supercomputer reservation system created

U.S. scientists have created a "reservation" program for supercomputers that can speed up the slow process of obtaining computing time.

High-tech power plant construction begins

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the start of construction of what will be among the world's cleanest, most efficient coal-fueled power plants.

SanDisk Announces New Sansa View Video MP3 Player

SanDisk Corporation, the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, today announced the new Sansa View – a video MP3 player with a vast array of features and generous capacity, at an unbeatable price.

STS-120 to Deliver Harmony Node to ISS

A series of recent shuttle missions have added to the International Space Station's exterior with new elements for its main truss. Now, Discovery will take into orbit a connecting module that will increase the orbiting laboratory's ...

Researchers investigate tracking, sensors to assist Air Force

Two Louisiana Tech faculty members, Dr. Sumeet Dua, an assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Rastko Selmic, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, are using their skills and technical knowledge to help ...

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