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Researchers From Music and Engineering Team Up to Turn Big Data Into Sound


A unique collaboration between a music professor and an engineering professor at Virginia Tech will result in the creation of a new platform for data analysis that will make it possible to understand the significance of data by turning it into sound.
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Leave a Buffer for Your Bumper: Study Contradicts Practice of Traffic Light Tailgating


Traditional thinking says the closer a car is to a traffic light and the car in front of it, the more likely that car will be to pass through the intersection before the light turns red again. Thanks to new research by Virginia Tech, drivers now...
28-Nov-2017 4:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Toys That Look Identical Aren’t Identically Safe, Biomechanics Experts Say


The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye...
16-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

White Roofing Isn’t Always Green, Virginia Tech Study Confirms


A study out of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ Center for High Performance Environments presents a new scientific challenge to widely held industry assumptions that white roofing is the best option for commercial...
6-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Even Small Amounts of Oil Made Birds Near Deepwater Horizon Sick, Virginia Tech Researchers Say


Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia—a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Change Center Researchers to Forecast Water Quality with NSF Support

Public utility managers will be able to predict drinking water quality more accurately thanks to a team of scientists with the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech.
12-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Decision to Rescind Waters of the United States Rule Based on Flawed Analysis, Virginia Tech Economist Finds


New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration’s proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.
5-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Healthy Bacteria in Yogurt May Reduce Lupus Symptoms in Mice


Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus.
2-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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