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Primary Results
6:22 am
Wed June 12, 2013

VA Primary Election Results

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Less than three percent of registered voters cast ballots, but Virginia Democrats selected two state lawmakers as their nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general in yesterday’s primary election. 

Most of the Republican and Democratic incumbents running in 11 House of Delegates districts won their parties’ nominations, although there were two surprising upsets.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan has more details.

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Science & Technology
2:26 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Internet at Lightning Speed in Blacksburg

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.

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The Lying Game
7:43 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Deception Detection is Professor's Mission

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On average, people lie several times a day. Some of those lies are big ones but most are lies or deceptions we’ve come to live with if not accept or anticipate. A professor at Longwood University says deception is rampant in our culture and he’s looking for a way to help employers weed out dishonest applicants. 

Randy Boyle is an expert on cyber security and deception detection.  After 9/11 he got a government grant to help the feds find liars online, and Boyle returned with some tips on how to tell when a person is lying in an e-mail.

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Government & Politics
5:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Primary Day in Virginia

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Tuesday is primary election day, with two statewide offices and also 18 House of Delegates and local races on the ballot.  The statewide election is a high-stakes one, where voters will choose the Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general.  But if history is any indicator, the candidates can expect a low voter turnout.

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Health & Medicine
1:58 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Sharpening the Brain's Performance

Dr. Rosalyn Moran
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A study by researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute could one day result in doctors prescribing drugs for Alzheimer’s patients to be taken while they’re performing a specific activity, rather than, say,  just sitting in front of a television set.  The scientists discovered how certain drugs sharpen the brain’s performance.

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