Posts Tagged Virginia Tech
Excited fans gear up for Hokies’ Final Four game
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 30, 2023
Virginia Tech’s women’s basketball team will play Friday in the national semifinals. This is the first time the team has made it to the final four, and fans are gearing up ahead of the game, as Roxy Todd reports.
New study finds that many helmets for kayakers lack protections against brain injuries
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 21, 2022
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who go whitewater rafting or kayaking— you may want to check your helmet.
Researchers at Virginia Tech just released their findings after testing thousands of whitewater helmets. And, as Roxy Todd reports, they found only a handful offer enough protection against brain injury.
Ever wanted to have the grip of an octopus? Researchers at Virginia Tech create an ‘octo-glove’
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 20, 2022
Ever wanted to have the grip of an octopus?
A team of researchers at Virginia Tech has developed an underwater glove designed to do just that. Roxy Todd has more.
The secret to predicting COVID trends? Look at human behavior, study says
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 14, 2022
A new study could make predicting future pandemics more accurate – by combining math with research on human behavior. Roxy Todd has more.
Brent Pry ready to go as Virginia Tech’s new head football coach
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 3, 2021
There’s a new man in charge of the Virginia Tech football team. Brent Pry was introduced at a press conference Thursday. Nick Gilmore has details.
Justin Fuente is out as Virginia Tech football coach
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 17, 2021
Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech have parted ways. Nick Gilmore has more about the football coach’s tenure in Blacksburg and what’s next for the program.
Update: Pets and COVID-19
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 9, 2020
There’s new evidence that cats can become infected with Coronavirus, but preliminary studies show they do not get sick with the disease, nor are they likely pass it on to people. Robbie Harris reports.
National Park Service Needs You; Help I.D. Invasive Animal Species
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 12, 2019
National Parks in this country are losing native species at an alarming rate and the National Park Service is asking for help to combat the growing problem. Robbie Harris reports.
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Virginia Tech Selects a Different Site for Its NOVA Innovation Campus
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 10, 2019
Virginia Tech is going back to the drawing board with a new graduate school campus in Northern Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
New T-Rex Relative Discovered Thanks to Virginia Tech Researcher
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 6, 2019
The dinosaur world is getting a new addition thanks to a Virginia Tech paleontologist. Michael Pope reports.
Analysts Say Used Clothing Can Still Make a Difference
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 28, 2018
That old sweater you’re no longer wearing just might make the world a better place. Michael Pope has the story.
Charles Steger Remembered As Visionary Leader At Virginia Tech
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 7, 2018
Former Virginia Tech President Charles Steger died Sunday night, according to a statement from the university. Robbie Harris reports.
American Chestnut Trees Grew Taller in People’s Memories
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 12, 2018
The American Chestnut tree has mythic stature in tree lore. Today the old giants of people’s memories are long gone from the landscape, wiped out by an Asian blight a hundred years ago. And even though they still loom large in the history and culture of Appalachia, new research suggests, their mythic proportions are likely, just that. Robbie Harris reports.
Canine Brain Cancer Treatment May Help Humans
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 8, 2017
A treatment being tested for brain cancer in dogs may one day help humans with the same disease. Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are showing promising results and a new round of trials is set to start early next year. Robbie Harris reports.
Traffic Light Dilemma: How Close Should You Get to the Car in Front of You?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 30, 2017
Right now, you might be sitting at a stop light, inching forward to make it through the intersection on the next green signal. Researchers at Virginia Tech recently did some work that might get you through faster. Nick Gilmore has details.
Useful Drones? Unpiloted Vehicles’ Safety being Measured
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 24, 2017
Drones are taking off as the ‘go-to’ option for, well, just about everything. Right now, FAA rules prohibit unpiloted aircraft from flying over people, but that’s changing. Robbie Harris has more.
Key Ingredient In Craft Beer Boom Finally Taking Off In Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 16, 2017
Virginia’s beer industry is booming. Some brewers wonder, though, if the state is doing enough to nurture homegrown brewers and the local farmers who want to supply them the grain. Jessie Knadler reports.
Blacksburg Vigil for Charlottesville
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 15, 2017
Across Virginia, people gathered to remember those killed and injured in Saturday’s violence. In Blacksburg, the Coalition for Justice held a vigil against hate in solidarity with counter protesters in Charlottesville. Robbie Harris was there.
Blacksburg Based Company Completes Road Trip with Self Driving Car
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 26, 2017
More than ten years ago, a small team of students and engineers from Virginia Tech won big at a national contest for software that allowed a car to drive all on its own.
That technology has since grown into a successful Blacksburg-based company that’s on the cutting edge of self-driving technology.
The company just completed its first cross-country road trip, and Mallory Noe-Payne was there as they pulled into their final stop.
Group Meeting at Virginia Tech Aims to Grow Engineering Degrees
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 9, 2017
Top leaders of the National Society of Black Engineers are meeting this week at Virginia Tech to discuss how to drastically increase the number of black engineering degrees. Nick Gilmore stopped by and filed this report.
CubeFest to Crank the Sound Way Beyond ’11’
Posted by Payton Knobeloch in Virginia's News on August 4, 2016
“Spatial Music” is an immersive roomful of sound that is so new it can be heard in only a few places on the planet. One of them is Blacksburg, Virginia, where you’ll find a venue called “The Cube” at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. This week, a three-day “spatial music festival” will explore the new medium with a concert series and workshops. Robbie Harris has more on what this new venue, and its 2 tons of audio equipment, can do.