Science & Technology

It’s been more than a century since horseless carriages started revolutionizing transportation across America. Now driverless cars are about to reshape the American landscape, and a new report from George Mason University says Virginia is poised to become a leader in the industry.  

Fully Sustainable Classroom Launches in Floyd County

Jun 9, 2016

A 99-year-old, 40-foot green boxcar at Apple Ridge Farm summer camp in Floyd County has been repurposed into a completely sustainable, off-the-grid classroom called EBase USA.

Governor Receives BioTech Award, Here's Why

Jun 7, 2016
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Virginia’s Governor is in California this week, where he’ll be receiving the ‘Governor of the Year’ award from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Time For a New Battery; Safer and Longer Lasting

Mar 31, 2016

When the first modern battery was invented in 1800, it paved the way for portable electric power.  But for today’s modern technology, conventional batteries are something of a roadblock.  From electric cars, to solar panels, to high-tech toys that catch fire, scientists are working to make safer, lighter and longer lasting batteries. Soon new kind of battery being developed at Virginia Tech might be the answer to these problems.

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What if high-schoolers in Virginia could take a computer programming class instead of French or Spanish? Lawmakers in Richmond are considering allowing that swap, as one way to get more kids into computer science.

With talk of gigahertz and infinite loops, Intro to Computer Programming at Henrico County’s Deep Run High School, certainly sounds like a foreign language class. And if some Virginia lawmakers get their way, it could also count as a foreign language.

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