Science & Technology

Privacy Protection Legislation
1:32 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Information from License Plate Scanners

There was a time when a license plate simply identified a car, its owner and, in many cases, if it was on the road legally. But now, with advancing technology, it's much more—and a lot of people don't like it.  

Recent published reports indicate that police departments are using license plate scanners without the public’s knowledge—and even when people haven't committed an infraction. 

Lawmakers are trying to decide exactly what police departments and other agencies can do with that information.

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Preserving Privacy On Your Cellphone
5:30 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Privacy Paradox

When the topic of online privacy comes up, some people say, “get over it’ it’s a thing of the past.  Others say, not so fast; there are ways to protect what privacy you have left on line. 

Take the latest iPhone coming out with all its new features.  New operating systems mean new privacy settings to be selected, some easily do-able and others harder to find or figure out.

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Virginia Tech
4:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Adam Gopnik Speaks on Science & the Humanities

Adam Gopnik

It’s no secret that being a Tech ‘nerd’ is the hot thing now.  Schools like Virginia Tech have been at that for a long time.  But Tech has long been working to connect the study of science with the humanities and break down the barriers between the two disciplines.

The ensemble called “Junk DNA,” is made up of a couple of arts professors with a technical side and a sense of humor. They know how to take two seemingly disparate things and blend them together to make something interesting.

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Environment
8:27 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Nelson County Residents Receive Update on Pipeline Proposal

Residents in Nelson County have been pressing Dominion Resources for information about a potential natural-gas pipeline slated to run through the county – and The Daily Progress reports that a Dominion spokesperson did provide some answers in a public meeting yesterday. 

  

 

 

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Government & Politics
7:01 am
Mon August 11, 2014

State Lawmakers Torn Over Sonar Testing for Oil off of VA Coast

Courtesy of Virginia Prosperity Project
Credit http://www.virginiap2.com/blog/energy-virginia-among-top-3-states-to-benefit-from-offshore-gas-and-oil-drilling

The Obama Administration recently announced it's going to allow sonar testing off Virginia's coast to see how much oil and gas is out there. Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo has the story on how Virginia lawmakers are divided over a change they sense coming to the moratorium on drilling off the commonwealth's coast... 

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