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The solar energy industry is getting better and better at producing power at lower cost than ever before but storing that energy for a rainy day remains a major roadblock. Batteries have their limitations, but scientists at Virginia Tech are taking a cue from how nature’s plants store energy.    

At the beginning of World War Two, the Army began an unusual project. It surveyed its soldiers for their comments and ideas. Participation was voluntary and anonymity was promised. For nearly 80 years, those comments sat in drawers at the National Archive. Now, a nationwide effort to digitize them, and make them available to the public, is being led by Virginia Tech.  

Kurt Holtz

The small town of Newport, Virginia is bracing itself for what's about to happen there; the recently approved, Mountain Valley Pipeline will cross through the heart of the village, carrying natural gas from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania through Virginia.

White Rose Foundation, Munich, Germany

The young students who formed the anti-Nazi movement called ‘The White Rose’ were, at first, like many other young people of their day-- energetic and enthusiastic in an era when a new kind of leadership had just taken hold it their country.

You know that expression, “When you see something, SAY something?” Well it’s not always about something negative.  A Floyd resident saw something good and wanted to say something about it.  

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