Research en Jet Engines of the Future <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jet engine company, Rolls Royce, is making good on its promise to open two, new, state of the art, aerodynamics research centers at Universities in the commonwealth. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia will be home to the new research and development facilities designing the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls Royce. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:12:28 +0000 Robbie Harris 19657 at Jet Engines of the Future Cocoa Power <p></p><p>Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, scientists at Virginia Tech have new evidence that <em>one particular ingredient </em>in chocolate could give some people more reason to love it.</p><p>Ironic as this sounds at first, scientists at Virginia Tech say compounds in one of the ingredients in chocolate appears to help prevent diabetes and promote weight loss.&nbsp; Sounds sweet, right?&nbsp; Actually, it’s just the opposite says Andrew Neilson, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:59:02 +0000 Robbie Harris 19389 at Cocoa Power Pulse of the Amazon <p>NASA has asked Scientists to look at how record flooding AND droughts in the last decade are affecting the Amazon River.</p><p>They’ll be studying the affects of climate change on the vast river might mean for rivers in the U.S. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Despite the devastation of the Amazon rainforest, the&nbsp; River itself, remains relatively pristine when it comes to it’s hydrology, the water’s natural flow</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:44:03 +0000 Robbie Harris 18466 at Pulse of the Amazon Drug Company Will Provide Experimental Medication <p>It's not often that the public hears of a positive outcome from a mass social media movement, but a Fredericksburg boy battling cancer has been given a second chance after his community issued a call for help.&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Hardy's school principal describes how their community rallied to support the family and convince a pharmaceutical company to answer that call.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:24:52 +0000 Tommie McNeil 18392 at Drug Company Will Provide Experimental Medication Drones & Jobs <p>There’s been a lot of attention on Drones recently.&nbsp; But alongside concerns about privacy and military applications, is potential job creation in Virginia as a new industry rises.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Virginia is one of seven sites selected for Drone testing research projects.&nbsp; That got Virginia Tech’s office of economic development thinking about what that might mean for the state if this new industry takes off.&nbsp; Estimates are as many as 100,000 jobs could be created, nationwide over the next ten years.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:23 +0000 Robbie Harris 18046 at Drones & Jobs