Scientists studying climate change have focused on greenhouse gases – how we can produce less or maybe remove some of what’s already in the atmosphere, but a team at the University of Virginia will take a different approach.
Eleven people from eight different fields – including business, law, anthropology and engineering – will look at how we use land as part of a massive mapping and modeling project for planet Earth. Deborah Lawrence is professor of environmental sciences at UVA.
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. 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. It’s the culmination of an ongoing research relationship with the British company, which has its North American headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Rolls Royce has dozens of research centers like this around the world but just one in the U.S.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, scientists at Virginia Tech have new evidence that one particular ingredient in chocolate could give some people more reason to love it.
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. Sounds sweet, right? Actually, it’s just the opposite says Andrew Neilson, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology
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.
Josh Hardy's school principal describes how their community rallied to support the family and convince a pharmaceutical company to answer that call.