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The Facebook fiasco is calling attention to an application known as 'machine learning.' That's where computer systems benefit from their experience, and automatically 'improve' their performance going forward. Could the same  be in store for the tech industry? 

The American Chestnut tree has mythic stature in tree lore. Today the old giants of people's memories are long gone from the landscape, wiped out by an Asian blight a hundred years ago. And even though they still loom large in the history and culture of Appalachia, new research suggests, their mythic proportions are likely, just that.   

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It's been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Many remember him as a proponent of peace, but Wornie Reed, a King, race and social policy expert at Virginia Tech, says history has “whitewashed” the civil rights leader.

Thomas Murray

It wasn't all that long ago that bicycles and horses ruled the road.  But the advent of cars displaced them with the warning, 'ride at your own risk', or stay off the roads together. 

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A Virginia Tech alum has given the University one of its largest gifts ever.  It is aimed at preparing students for the 21st century workplace.