Matthew Moeller / Virginia Tech Transportation Institue

Virginia Tech’s “Smart Road” has been putting cars through their paces for almost 20 years. New additions to its test tracks unveiled in Blacksburg this week are paving the way for driverless cars to, one day, do the driving for us. 

"A Vampire Tale for Our Times" Opens in Blacksburg

Nov 3, 2017

A theater production with a biting social message opens November 7th in Blacksburg.  The dark comedy raises questions about what makes a civil society - and what does not.  

Montco Asks FERC to Reconsider Pipeline Approval

Nov 1, 2017

The Montgomery County Board of supervisors will ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

FERC granted that approval October 13th. 

The 300-mile pipeline, to be built by E-Q-T Partners, would carry natural gas through Virginia, mostly for export.

The 2018 national midterm elections are considered ‘the first contest of the Trump Era.’  But some say it really begins now with Virginia’s vote in a few weeks. Republicans have long controlled the House of Delegates.  But Democrats are hoping to ‘flip’ districts that went for Hilary Clinton in 2016. 

"Remember The Future;" A Dance About NASA at 100

Sep 28, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known as NASA, turned one-hundred this year.

As part of the centennial celebration, NASA's Langley Research Center commissioned a special work of art. It’s not a sculpture or painting. It’s a dance.