Browsing: Virginia Tech

The Navy Times staff has been busy scoping out the latest technology at the Office of Naval Research Science and Technology Partnership Conference this week in D.C. You can see some of our top picks in next week’s issue, but for now, here are videos of some adorable little tykes at the conference who won over the hearts of everyone in the newsroom. Seriously, can you even look at these things without going  “Awwww?” The DARwIn-OP bots, created by the Robotics and Mechanics Laboratory at Virginia Tech, showed off their skills at the conference, kicking around balls while everyone who…

A welcome compromise was reached Monday in federal court in Roanoke, Va., when prosecutors agreed that a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War who called a suicide hotline last year and threatened to kill himself with a homemade gun would not be prosecuted if he completes mandatory counseling. The Washington Post story points out three elements of the case that have angered many, particularly veterans’ groups. First, what was the government doing prosecuting a veteran, Sean Duvall, who was reaching out for help — especially at a time when the government is at the same time urging combat veterans…

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