A power-supply (front) on a chip prototype developed at Virginia Tech is 10 times smaller than today's commercial technology. The smaller size and improved efficiency of wide bandgap devices promises significant energy savings.
Virginia Tech is one of seven partners selected for a nationwide push to create manufacturing hubs, which President Barak Obama mentioned in his state of the Union Address this week.
Tech just found out it was selected for the government/ private sector partnership for the President’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered at North Carolina State University.
You’ve probably heard that the nation trains too few scientists, mathematicians, engineers or computer techs to compete with China or India. Our schools are buzzing about that, and government is pouring money into teacher training, but experts are beginning to question the claim and to worry about a surplus.
2013 was a good year for Time-Warner Cable. Third quarter profits exceeded estimates and revenue from high-speed Internet customers was up 14%, but company executives claim they’re worried about the future.
Parents and grandparents may anguish over the amount of time kids spend playing video games or watching videos on YouTube, but a University of Virginia student offers reassurance.
21-year-old Patrick Carney decided to take some time off from college to focus on YouTube. It’s not the kind of news that would thrill many parents, but Carney had a plan. He launched one of the fastest growing YouTube channels, devoted to a popular video game called Clash of Clans.
Virginia Tech is one of six sites that will test drones as part of push to integrate them into the nation’s airspace in the next few years.
The Federal Aviation Administration selected 6 public entities to test unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones. Virginia Tech will look at safety, from technical risks, to other potential failures in the remotely piloted planes.