IT News @ Virginia Tech
- Sep 21, 2016 Virginia Cyber Range to enhance cybersecurity education across the commonwealth The initiative will provide advanced cybersecurity training exercises for high school and college students, positioning Virginia to become a leading source of critical cybersecurity expertise for the nation.
- Sep 13, 2016 Enhancing national security by making intelligence software smarter The Discovery Analytics Center and a Virginia-based defense company are working together on software that can predict and adapt to an intelligence analyst's needs.
- Sep 08, 2016 New lab to help establish databases to improve nuclear reactor safety, design The lab, to be built in Randolph Hall, will help nuclear engineers develop and test databases to enable engineers to design safer, more-efficient reactors.
- Sep 01, 2016 Virginia Tech reveals $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure More than 80 faculty members from multiple colleges and institutes are involved in the initiative, as the university ties new assets into existing programs and research facilities.
- Aug 18, 2016 Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data The easier data is to evaluate and reuse, the simpler it is for researchers to verify others’ results and understand what has already been tested in their fields. Open data repositories allow researchers to spend less time pursuing false leads and more time creating new knowledge.
- Aug 17, 2016 New academic offerings at Virginia Tech for the 2016-17 year The university has exciting new offerings for students in the 2016-17 academic year, including programs, curriculum revisions, resources, and spaces.
- Aug 16, 2016 New Virginia Tech building opens, providing students with state-of-the-art learning spaces The classrooms have features that include moveable furnishings, wall-mounted writing spaces, and multiple screens for projecting shared material and student work.
IT World News
- Oct 21, 2016 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
- Oct 21, 2016 Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics For the first time, an experiment has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, illuminating an unusual collective behavior in electrons and suggesting new ways of manipulating the charged particles.
- Oct 21, 2016 Measuring the forces of biology Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.
- Oct 21, 2016 Analytics developed to predict poll trends As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.
- Oct 21, 2016 New record for fusion: Giant leap in pursuit of clean energy Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma pressure is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT's new result achieves over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time.
- Oct 21, 2016 Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and commerce, applications range from food and fertilizer manufacture to crude oil cracking to utilization as an energy source in fuel cells. A challenge lies in splitting the strong H-H bond under mild conditions. Chemists have now developed a new catalyst for the activation of hydrogen by introducing boron atoms into a common organic molecule.
IT Events Calendar
- Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 24, 2016 - Newman Library Multipurpose Room Workshop - Data-intensive research workflows
- Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016 - RB14, Room 115 Major IT Service Issue Tabletop Exercise
- Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
- Oct 31, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016 - Graduate Life Center, Multipurpose Room DCSS Fall 2016 - Departmental Computing Support Symposiu,
- Nov 03, 2016 - Nov 03, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
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East coast cyberattack - Twitter, Spotify, and others affected http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUSKCN12L1ME …
On this day in 1979, VisiCalc, the first 'killer PC app' was officially released http://thisdayintechhistory.com/10/19/visicalc-officially-released/ … … via @TDTechHistory
Well-deserved honor! @VT_IT was honored to have part of #SeeMore on display at Supercomputing 2014 #SC14. http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/10/icat-seemoreaward.html … https://twitter.com/VTEngineering/status/788705024788561920 …
Prepping for the DCSS - @virginia_tech's biannual symposium for IT professionals. If you wanna know, plan to go! Oct 31, 8-noon at the GLC.