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Jun 03, 2016 07:18 PM

CRCF FY2015 Awardee, Dr. Bandyopadhyay develops 'straintronic spin neuron' that may greatly improve neural computing

FY2015 awardee, Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, and his team at VCU have developed a new type of artificial neuron called a "straintronic spin neuron" that could serve as the basic unit of artificial neural networks, modeled after human brains that have the ability to compute, learn, and adapt. The new artificial neuron is potentially more energy efficient, more robust against thermal degradation, and fires at a faster rate

Jun 02, 2016 12:52 PM

CIT Announces that CIT GAP Funds Company WireTough Gets National Engineers’ (ASME) Approval for New Renewable Energy Storage Technology

CIT announced today that its CIT GAP Funds portfolio company, WireTough Cylinders LLC, a leading U.S. and worldwide manufacturer of patented wire-wrapped pressure vessels located in Bristol, Va., received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U3 approval to produce low-cost storage tanks rated for maximum pressures up to 15,000 psi, a major boost for renewable energy production in Virginia and beyond.

May 24, 2016 05:39 PM

Governor McAuliffe Announces Crowdsourcing Initiative to Map Broadband Access in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities.

May 10, 2016 02:54 PM

CRCF Awardee - Dr. John Swaddle's TEDxTalk: A Noise Annoys. Perhaps Enough to Save Lives.

CRCF Awardee - Dr. John Swaddle, Professor of Biology at the College of William & Mary, recently gave a TEDx Talk regarding his CRCF-funded technology to displace nuisance birds from airfields, reducing air strike risks, agricultural losses, and repair and clean-up costs associated with problematic birds:​

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