While the inconvenience of scraping or defrosting car windows may define cold mornings for many drivers, the toll frost takes on the larger economy is more than just a nuisance. From delayed flights to power outages, ice buildup can cost consumers and companies billions of dollars every year in lost efficiency and mechanical breakdown.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially can lead to new insight into medical problems, such as heart arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.
A biomedical design organization started by Virginia Tech students developed a device to help first responders lift heavy patients — potentially saving emergency medical service workers from career-ending injuries.
New research from a collaborative team of neuroscientists and engineers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia is shedding light on the underlying mechanisms of brain aging, along with associated neurological diseases.
The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab has released its first set of ratings for bicycle helmets, representing more than two years of dedicated research by the group that has helped drive innovation in the sports equipment industry with evidence-based, consumer-oriented safety testing.
Steve Poelzing, associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Soufian AlMahameed, who was the director of the Carilion Clinic's Center for Atrial Fibrillation, led the research team that first identified the perinexus in the human heart.