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NWS Blacksburg

In the 24/7 news cycle, social media plays an important role. Now, the National Weather Service is attempting to bring that same mentality to its weather alerts and forecasts.

One Man's Efforts to Track Fake News on Social Media

Mar 31, 2017
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

The issue of fake news was one that was brought up many times during last year’s presidential election. Now, a student at the University of William & Mary is looking into how fake news makes its way through social media websites.

The Ongoing Effort to Better Relay Weather Hazards

Mar 24, 2017
National Weather Service Blacksburg

Meteorologists are always trying out new and better strategies to get information to the public. And now the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is testing a new tool that could do just that. 

National Weather Service Blacksburg

Have you ever been curious about the cleanup efforts that go on after a severe weather event, like a tornado? Nick Gilmore recently got a look behind the scenes of the surveying process that the National Weather Service goes through following a storm and filed this report.

Olli Henze / Flickr

The World Wide Web is 25 years old, but it’s about to have a growth spurt. Technology companies are coming up with more and more things that need to be connected to the Internet. And experts are trying to stay ahead of the curve to keep all those devices, and the people who use them, safe and secure.

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