Science & Technology

By now, everyone knows about the phenomenon of fake news.  But it’s not only news that’s faked online.  Researchers have been tracking the underground world of spammers and scammers for years and coming up with strategies to identify it.  But as Robbie Harris reports, it’s not clear when or if they’ll ever be able to stop it.  

VCU School of Engineering

 

A professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering in Richmond has partnered with the Gates Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative in research that is drastically lowering the cost of HIV drugs. But as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, his research could help bring down the cost of all drugs. 

 

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Just the words milk and cookies conjure up delicious childhood memories, but if you’re old enough to remember when milk was delivered directly to your door you may have noticed that the milk you drink today doesn’t taste as good as it used to. Scientists at Virginia Tech have found out why.

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Virginia has lost thousands of manufacturing jobs over the last 30 years, as globalization led companies to places where labor and resources were cheaper.  Senator Mark Warner sees a chance for the Commonwealth to make a comeback in a hot new industry - drones.

U.S. Navy

NASA Wallops is competing with two other sites in Florida to become the East Coast home base for a naval drone surveillance program that would require 400 new personnel. As part of the process the Navy is asking for public comment on its draft assessment of potential effects the facility might have on the environment. 

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