Plenty of people spend at least part of their time at college sleeping through class, but at Washington and Lee University, students have the chance to enroll in a course where they’ll learn why.
Assistant Professor Natalia Toporikova was invited to design an undergraduate course that would teach students the basics of science: how to interpret studies, how to develop a hypothesis and test it. What better way, she thought, than to study the subject of sleep? It was not her decision to schedule that class at 8 a.m.
Virginia Tech is one of six sites that will test drones as part of push to integrate them into the nation’s airspace in the next few years.
The Federal Aviation Administration selected 6 public entities to test unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones. Virginia Tech will look at safety, from technical risks, to other potential failures in the remotely piloted planes.
A new study from the University of Virginia suggests human beings are hard-wired for friendship – that our brains actually view friends and loved ones as part of ourselves.
You might remember UVA Professor Jim Coan from studies he’s done on hand-holding. He put women in an MRI scanner and threatened to administer a mild electric shock to their ankles – then watched what their brains did.