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 20, 2016 New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. In a new article, researchers describe using tin and other abundant elements to create novel forms of perovskite -- a photovoltaic crystalline material that's thinner, more flexible and easier to manufacture than silicon crystals.
- Oct 20, 2016 Liquid-repellant tape adheres to any surface A superomniphobic tape has been created that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. Superomniphobic surfaces are extremely repellent to all liquids, made possible by an air cushion that lies between a liquid and a solid surface.
- Oct 20, 2016 Needle-sized imaging probe improves image quality, surgical outcome To provide a better view of difficult to see tissue, researchers have miniaturized an imaging probe to fit inside a needle that can be inserted into the eye during eye surgery. The probe was used without complications in three human patients, as described in a new article.
- Oct 20, 2016 ExoMars lander descent data: Decoding underway Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.
- Oct 19, 2016 ExoMars orbiter reaches Mars orbit while lander situation under assessment The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA's ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission's test lander from the surface.
- Oct 20, 2016 Designing the future internet This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. New research is at the forefront of efforts to redesign the internet to handle the enormous increase in traffic.
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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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.
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