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    Exploring the potential of robotics with VT CRO , video

    The Competitive Robotics Organization at VT is a student-run club made up of multiple engineering and support teams. With help from their main sponsor, Boeing, VT CRO allows students to design and build robots using emerging technology.

    Date: Feb 22, 2024
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    AI and the spread of fake news sites: Experts explain how to counteract them , article

    With national elections looming in the United States, concerns about misinformation are sharper than ever, and advances in artificial intelligence have made distinguishing genuine news sites from fake ones even more challenging. Virginia Tech experts explore three different facets of the AI-fueled spread of fake news sites and the efforts to combat them.

    Date: Feb 22, 2024
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    Researching the genes that affect cell development , video

    Dr. Fernando Biase and his student are conducting CRISPR-cas gene editing research in cattle embryos to better understand factors that affect development. Students in his lab gain hand-on research experience.

    Date: Feb 20, 2024
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    YouTuber behind Berm Peak visits the Helmet Lab , video

    Seth Alvo, a content creator, entrepreneur, and cycling advocate with two of the largest and most popular mountain bike YouTube channels in the world, Berm Peak and Berm Peak Express, stopped by the Helmet Lab to learn what goes into evaluating the safety of bicycle helmets.

    Date: Feb 19, 2024
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    Passion for wildlife conservation involves undergraduate research , video

    Truman Collins is a transfer student in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. His interest in the margay, a small feline species in Belize, lead him to pursue undergraduate research. With the help of an undergraduate research fellowship, Collins can help conserve habitat for these cryptic cats.

    Date: Feb 16, 2024
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    Architecture students collaborate with Appalachian communities through new program , article

    Many architecture students spend a semester studying design and gaining real-world experience. A new program is offering a cost-efficient experiential learning option without going far from Blacksburg. The Appalachian Futures Lab will expand student learning and leave a lasting impact on the communities where they serve.

    Date: Feb 15, 2024
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    Innovation Campus launches drone soccer program , video

    As part of its K-12 Initiative, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is launching the US Drone Soccer Program for Alexandria City Public Schools. Middle school students, with the help from K-8 educators, will build, program, and fly drones in drone soccer competitions. The program is sponsored by Boeing, who along with the Innovation Campus, will host a regional qualifying tournament on March 16th. They will also host the U.S. Drone Soccer National Championship the last weekend in April.

    Date: Feb 14, 2024
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    'Curious Conversations' podcast: Rose Wesche talks about feelings, casual relationships , article

    Wesche joined the podcast to chat about the science behind the warm, fuzzy feelings that often accompany a new romance as well as the transition from infatuation to attachment and how to maintain intimacy and passion in relationships. She also shared her research that explores the emotional outcomes of casual sexual relationships and offered advice for those in relationships.

    Date: Feb 12, 2024
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    Chocolate and candy: The hidden Valentine's Day dangers to your pet's health , article

    As Valentine's Day approaches, you may be planning to enjoy some chocolates and candies. While these sweet treats delight us, they can pose significant risks to our pets. Understanding what's enjoyable for us but might be harmful for our furry friends is important during this sweet holiday.

    Date: Feb 12, 2024
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    Aerial Circus offers unique workout option for participants , video

    The free workshop was held in The Cube at Moss Arts Center, and was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

    Date: Feb 09, 2024
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    Music artist No-No Boy discusses the creative process with CID students , video

    Partnering with the Creativity and Innovation District (CID), the Moss Arts Center presented No-No Boy to connect with students in the living, learning communities. Singer, songwriter Julian Saporiti was joined by his wife and collaborator Emilia Saporiti. As part of their visit, they'll serve as Creativity and Innovation District Fellows, which means living at the CID and doing a lot of work with students.

    Date: Feb 07, 2024
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    Architecture students focus on impact-oriented designs for "Appalachian Futures Lab" , video

    Throughout the semester, students will visit the town of Pocahontas, Virginia. The goal is to interact with community groups, document all aspects of structures around the town with photos and drawings, conduct research, and create designs for the community to use for grant proposals.

    Date: Feb 05, 2024
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    Super Bowl experts: The big game, Taylor Swift's impact, a new era of ads, healthy eats, and more , article

    For most people, the Super Bowl isn’t just about the game. For many, the food and entertainment take center stage. Ahead of the big game, Virginia Tech experts can speak on a variety of topics, including Taylor Swift's impact on the NFL and gender bias, a new era of marketing, gambling, healthy snacks, and more.

    Date: Feb 05, 2024
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    Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the air , video

    University Distinguished Professor Linsey Marr is leading a project to develop a sensor for SARS-CoV-2 detection. The project aims to identify the airborne virus in a room within fifteen minutes.

    Date: Feb 02, 2024
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    'Curious Conversations' podcast: Ashley Dayer talks about the positive impact of feeding birds , article

    Dayer joined the podcast to chat about her work at the intersection of birds and humans, including a new project that explores the positive impact bird feeding has on human well-being and general tips for the hobby.

    Date: Jan 29, 2024
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    North America bird populations are declining; expert explains why , article

    According to recent data, bird populations in North America have declined by approximately 2.9 billion birds, a loss of more than one in four birds since 1970. Experts say this bird loss will continue to grow unless changes are made in our daily lives.

    Date: Jan 29, 2024
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    CNRE undergrad research takes student from campus to the coast , video

    Desraeli McBride is an undergraduate research fellowship recipient in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. McBride's research work focuses on American Oystercatcher chick habitat within barrier islands along the east coast.

    Date: Jan 22, 2024
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    'Curious Conversations' podcast: Samantha Harden and the science behind sticking to healthy changes , article

    Harden joined the podcast to chat about the science behind developing and keeping healthy habits. Harden is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech and director of the Physical Activity Research and Community Implementation Laboratory as well as an exercise specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    Date: Jan 22, 2024
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    Experts recommend focusing on digital privacy and wellness in 2024 , article

    As 2024 gets underway, many people are focused on new year’s resolutions – eat healthier, quit smoking, catch up with family. But what about your online privacy and safety? Virginia Tech information privacy and cybersecurity experts and co-founders of Voices of Privacy, France Bélanger and Donna Wertalik say now is also a good time to make resolutions about protecting your and your loved ones’ information in the digital world.

    Date: Jan 22, 2024
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    Winter spikes of the flu, COVID-19, and RSV; expert offers tips and advice for staying healthy , article

    Federal officials are describing a ‘tripledemic’ of respiratory infections on the rise. Flu, COVID-19, and RSV are spiking, as expected, as we are in the mid-winter months. Lisa M. Lee, a professor of public health at Virginia Tech, answered questions about factors for concern and the importance of vaccination. Lee is an epidemiologist and bioethicist who has worked in public health and ethics for 25 years, including 14 years with CDC.

    Date: Jan 10, 2024

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