Virginia Tech’s Chiller Plant Phase II saves millions in energy costs as construction completes | VTx

While the finished product is mostly unseen, it certainly is felt by most of the university community. The Chiller Plant Phase II has improved air conditioning systems for many buildings on campus. The chilled water network provides cold water to air handling units in buildings across campus to provide air conditioning. After passing through these air handling units, the now warmer water is recycled back across campus and to the chiller plants for re-cooling and recirculation again back to the buildings. As part of the project, buildings originally constructed with…

NOAA invests $5.9M in small businesses to advance innovative technologies

The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded approximately $5.9 million in Phase II SBIR grants to 12 small businesses. This seed funding will support research and development of innovative technologies in the NOAA mission space. The winning proposals represent projects across multiple research topic areas, which include Blue Economy, ‘Omics, Artificial Intelligence, Uncrewed Systems, and Citizen Science & STEM Education. The NOAA Phase II competition is open to small businesses that completed a Phase I project funded by the NOAA SBIR Program. Phase II is an opportunity for…

Walmart acquires omnichannel tech specialist Volt Systems

Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Walmart said it is acquiring Volt Systems, a software company focused on vendor management and product tracking. With the acquisition, Walmart will take on Volt System’s talent, technology and customer agreements, the retailer said in a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Walmart said that the deal “affirms Walmart’s continued investment in technology and innovation that enables us to better anticipate customer demand.” Dive Insight: Over several…

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Sarepta licenses next-gen AAV tech from Broad Institute in deal covering five indications — including Duchenne – Endpoints News

Sarep­ta’s re­search agree­ment with the Broad In­sti­tute is tak­ing the next step Mon­day. The biotech will li­cense a new group of ade­no-as­so­ci­at­ed virus­es from the in­sti­tute for an undis­closed up­front pay­ment and mile­stone promis­es, the pair an­nounced Mon­day morn­ing. Un­der the agree­ment, Sarep­ta will have the rights to five neu­ro­mus­cu­lar and car­diac in­di­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Duchenne mus­cu­lar dy­s­tro­phy, where it’s al­ready well-versed. Ac­cord­ing to Sarep­ta, the deal cov­ers the MyoAAV pro­gram that aims to de­liv­er more ef­fi­cient gene ther­a­pies us­ing mod­i­fied cap­sids. End­points News has al­so reached out to the Broad…

Jidu’s autonomous tech will be a generation ahead of Tesla

Robin Li, Baidu’s founder, chairman, and CEO, recently shared some bold predictions about the ROBO-01, a vehicle specifically designed to operate using autonomous driving technologies. The ROBO-01 will be produced by Jidu Auto, an intelligent electric vehicle company backed by Chinese internet giant Baidu and automaker Geely. During its inaugural partner conference in Shanghai today, Jidu Auto noted that it will work to deliver 800,000 robot cars a year by 2028. The company is running on a tight timeframe, with Jidu aiming to launch a limited version of its first…

Tencent Tech Spending Profile Report 2022 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Tencent: Tech Spending Profile” company profile has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. For the 12 months ended September 2021, capex and R&D spend totaled $4.8B and $7.5, respectively, or $12.3B in total. Tencent is China’s largest Internet company. It has built a huge network in China to support growth of its vast digital ecosystem of services, both those provided directly and by partners. As Tencent Cloud has grown in recent years, Tencent has ramped up its spending on both network infrastructure and R&D projects aimed at deploying new…

To the Virginia Tech community: Take these steps for a successful return for fall 2022 | VTx

Dear members of the Virginia Tech community, We’re looking forward to a vibrant fall semester. While the threat of COVID-19 has shifted, and we have developed coping mechanisms and personal knowledge to mitigate its effects, the disease still exists within our community. We want to share an update on how we are managing COVID-19 and what you can do to help all of us have an on-campus student experience and help protect our community at large. Like the flu and other common viruses and illnesses, COVID-19 is now one illness…

Maroon & Orange Memories gameday experiences unveiled for upcoming Virginia Tech Football season

There’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement in Lane Stadium during a Virginia Tech football game. The only thing that can make gameday more memorable is an enhanced experience available through Tech’s “Maroon & Orange Memories” program. Several once-in-a-lifetime experiences are on sale now for the Hokies’ upcoming season, including: Pregame tunnel walk-through On-field access during “Enter Sandman” Gift basket delivered to your seat by our Virginia Tech Spirit Squad Pregame sideline photo opportunity Private HokieBird meet-and-greet Cue the team to run…