A new study from Virginia Tech shows football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions.
Between 2005 and 2010, more than 18 hundred football players from Virginia Tech and six other colleges and universities around the country wore helmets equipped with sensors to measure the biomechanics of head impacts. The players either wore a Riddell VSR4 or Riddell Revolution helmet and the sensors recorded over one million hits. Tech researcher Steve Rowson says the Revolution helmet’s padding was 40 percent thicker than the other helmet.
Anna Bryant is a Charlottesville-based artist who creates contemporary still life paintings. Her current series “Across the Table” brings her alla prima technique to everyday scenes of food, light and life—as it unfolds over a shared meal.
Virginia is moving closer to implementing changes to its mental health system under legislation that has advanced in the General Assembly.
The state Senate approved two bills to help clarify how long a person can be held for treatment under a temporary detention order … and to prevent someone who’s thought to be a danger to himself or others from possessing a gun.
Critics of current law argue that it doesn’t authorize enough time to diagnose and begin treating temporarily detained patients in crisis.
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.
The vision President Obama laid out in his state of the union address this week is being met with suspicion by Virginia Republicans.
But Democrats in the Commonwealth say his agenda would spur job creation.
The president has a lot of allies in the Democratic controlled Senate. But Republicans control the U-S House. That means they hold the gavels and control the agenda in the lower chamber. So many in the G-O-P were offended to hear the president say he's planning to bypass House Republicans and use executive orders whenever possible to get his agenda through.