All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Virginia Tech’

Hokie Stone Helmets Receive a lot of Criticism

Boise State has their blue turf. Oregon is known for their unique, if sometimes wacky, uniforms. And now the Virginia Tech Hokies will be known for being the first college football team to sport stone helmets: Those helmets give new meaning to the phrase, “hit me like a tone of bricks,” (or stones in this case). Lest any moms out …

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This Robot Jellyfish Will One Day Patrol Our Oceans

Scientists have a fascination with taking animals, turning them into robots and making them far more terrifying. DARPA has been doing this for years, and Virginia Tech is joining the movement: Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing …

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Virginia Tech Gets A 3D Printer Vending Machine

Futurists often depict a world where anything and everything can be immediately obtained from easy to use machines. It’s as simple as a machine beaming in particles and rearranging them into a physical object that one can interact with. It may not be the same thing, but Virginia Tech has a new machine that’s awfully close. It’s called the Dream …

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Robotic Jellyfish Swims With ‘Smart Material’ Bell

A robotic jellyfish dubbed “Robojelly” was created by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech. The robot runs on hydrogen, and so might theoretically run forever in an underwater environment. The study, which was published in journal Smart Materials and Structures, details how such a device could be “ideal” for underwater research, as …

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Virginia Tech Verdict Gives Peace To Families Of Slain

A verdict reached by a jury yesterday in a wrongful death case against Virginia Tech has awarded two victims’ families four million dollars each, but the money is not what matters, say the parents. Jurors sided with the Peterson and Pryde families, whose daughters Julia and Erin were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history when student gunman …

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