Blacksburg aims to become one of the few places in the country with lightening fast Internet and Wi-Fi for businesses and local residents.
It’s considered the next level of Internet technology, up to a gigabit of capacity to send information from a computer via a high speed fiber connection. What does a gigabit of capacity mean? Bob Summers, founder of Techpad, a shared workspace in downtown Blacksburg, explains.
A University of Virginia professor has won the Asian equivalent to the Nobel Prize for his research on energy, magnetism and black holes. The news came by e-mail, and John Hawley is still buzzing.
“I grew up in the Gemini and Apollo era, and that was very exciting. I had a cardboard box spaceship like many of my generation, and I was also inspired by reading the science essays that were written by Isaac Asimov," he said.
Recently President Barack Obama announced a decade-long, $100-million project to map the human brain.
At Washington & Lee University, Professor Tyler Lorig, chair of the Neuroscience program, offered mixed reactions.
Lorig says while he welcomes the attention to the new announcement—he knows the money won’t go nearly as far as the public might expect. He's also concerned about misconceptions which stem from the language describing the project as “mapping”.