Science & Technology

Birthplace of Robert E. Lee
10:05 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Ancient Whale Skull Found in Virginia

Stratford Hall's Jon Bachman walks the cliffs near the dig.

The recent discovery of a prehistoric whale skeleton along the shore of the Potomac River may help scientists understand life and climate change millions of years ago during the Miocene Epoch. The dig lies 150 feet below ancient cliffs at Virginia's Stratford Hall, the birthplace of General Robert E. Lee.

Wading along this pristine shoreline, over fallen trees and under ancient cliffs Jon Bachman, who works at Stratford Hall was with a group of scientists in June when he found the 15 million-year-old whale skull.

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Science & Technology
4:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Bugbook Historical Computer Museum

One of Apple's first computers became the highest priced item ever sold in a Christie's online-only auction this month.  The Apple “I” from the batch made in Steve Jobs’ famous garage, went for nearly $400,000.

Dave Larsen has an 800 foot  storefront in downtown Floyd where he displays only a tiny fraction of his collection of historic computers.  He says it’s one particular period that captivates most collectors; 1971 to 1981 when the first personal computers were being developed. 

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Science & Technology
1:54 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Smarter Phones Get Smarter

Cell phones seem to be everywhere, but they’re not always easy for everyone to use. An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb… and everyone else.  

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Science & Technology
4:49 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

The Spectrum Challenge

Wireless@VT Spectrum Challenge Team
Credit Virginia Tech

Just like a roadway where development has been on the rise, the airwaves too, are getting congested. 

More and more people using wireless devices, is tying up traffic on what’s known as the radio spectrum.

Two teams at Virginia Tech are finalists in a competition to solve this new problem of not enough space ‘out there.’ 

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Drink Up: There's an App for That
2:38 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

A Guy Walks into a Bar

As the name implies, the students at Virginia Tech are pretty ‘tech savvy.’ And that means more and more of them are eager to create their own start-up companies.

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