Research http://wvtf.org en Studying the Teen Brain http://wvtf.org/post/studying-teen-brain <p>Even though every adult today was once a teenager, the teen brain remains a mystery to almost everyone.&nbsp; Especially when it comes to risk taking.&nbsp;&nbsp; What makes some teens daredevils and others, not-so-much?</p><p>That’s what psychologists at The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will be looking into in a new study that will last three years.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:13:41 +0000 Robbie Harris 24481 at http://wvtf.org Studying the Teen Brain Boosting Biotech http://wvtf.org/post/boosting-biotech <p></p><p>Virginia, no longer ranked as the best state to do business, still has a strong economic footing, especially in Northern Virginia. But because the state is so heavily reliant on defense contracts which have recently been on the federal chopping block, Governor McAuliffe is looking to strengthen the state's economy through other avenues.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:46:45 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24097 at http://wvtf.org Boosting Biotech Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought http://wvtf.org/post/nicotine-not-safe-once-thought <p>The recent trend toward e-cigarettes as a way to avoid the dangers of smoking may not be as safe as previously thought.&nbsp; Scientists at Virginia Tech now say nicotine; even in non-smoke-able forms can,&nbsp; cause cancer.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 22832 at http://wvtf.org Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought Looking for Extractable Rare Earths in Virginia http://wvtf.org/post/looking-extractable-rare-earths-virginia <p></p><p>The elements known as ‘rare earths,’ are a relatively new addition to the periodic table. And they have changed the world, ushering in the new age of technology because of their unique properties. They allow us to make smaller and more efficient devices; everything from smart phones to wind turbines.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 22593 at http://wvtf.org Looking for Extractable Rare Earths in Virginia Searching for Rare Earth Minerals http://wvtf.org/post/searching-rare-earth-minerals <p></p><p>Metals known as ‘rare earth elements” are in growing demand worldwide.&nbsp; They’re vital for many of the high tech devices we all use.&nbsp; China has been the major source for rare earth minerals, but recently cut its exports. This has geologists in the U.S. searching for domestic deposits.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:44:09 +0000 Robbie Harris 22503 at http://wvtf.org Searching for Rare Earth Minerals