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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: Can Stress Be Good for You?

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up it’s followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives. While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for. In that case, can stress be good for you? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Why Did Scientists Just Spend Four Months in Hawaii?

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year vacation is not always the reason for the trip. So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Make Soft Robots?

A long time ago the notion of a robot was usually surrounded by sheer fiction and fantasy, then slowly we started to see robots in their early bulky shapes, and after many decades of technological growth we currently have highly accurate and durable robots that are commonly used in a myriad of industries. So, what's the next generation of robots going to be like? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Invent Our Way Out of Any Problem?

From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems we have proven to be quite the inventive species. Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that always work? Can we invent our way out of any problem? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can We Have Good Coffee In Space?

Coffee is one of the most traded goods on this planet and regardless of location or language it continues to be a part of humanity's morning traditions. As we have explored various aspects of our natural world, coffee has followed us along. But what about space? Can we have good coffee in space? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can Other Animals Outdo Our Mental Abilities?

Ah yes, humanity. The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth. Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop into their full cerebral capabilities. Out of all those billions upon billions of organisms that have been here, we seem to be the only ones to develop the mental capabilities that allow for language, advanced technology, and attempt to quench the curiosity about the natural world both within and light years away. All thanks to our big brains, but can any other animals outdo our mental abilities?

Question Your World: Can We Have Internet Everywhere?

In the 1990's the computer market in America started to bloom. This was the era of dial up modems which connected machines to the internet via telephone cables. Soon after we started to see things go wireless and the internet became more accessible in various parts of the house or office building. Then we entered the world of mobile devices with internet access, now you can log on from the grocery store  or driving range. So, what's next? Can we have internet literally everywhere?

Question Your World: How Can We Bring Back Lost Memories?

Our memories are arguably the most important thing we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This had scientists asking an interesting question: How can we bring back lost memories? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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