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Prabir Mehta

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Question Your World: Who's Virginia's Shark Expert?

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum. During this period, world renowned men and women have improved our quality of life through their research efforts in biology, engineering, physics, chemistry and even sharks. That’s right, sharks. So, who’s Virginia’s shark expert?

Question Your World: What is a Hedonometer?

There are many tools used to measure many different types of data sets. Thermometers give us various temperatures, odometers measure distance, and so on. Every now and then a new tool has to be created to gauge a new set of data. That is exactly what has just recently happened. So, what is a hedonometer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can Science Predict Longevity?

Humanity has used science to answer a lot of questions about the future. First we figured out the lunar cycles and predicted tides. Soon after we were predicting seasons and growth rates of crops. Then we looked out into the cosmos and learned how to predict the motions of celestial objects near and far. We even have figured out predictions of population growth, technological progress, and beyond. How about something more personal though? Can science predict your longevity? Do you want to know how long you will live?

Question Your World: Who Invented the 1st Electric Car Battery?

Sometimes great ideas are born before they world is ready for them. The story of the electric car battery would be a great example of that exact occurrence. Currently we live in a world that is about to usher in many more electric cars in the very near future. So, what was the first electric car battery? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Make A Positive Impact On Endangered Species?

There are many animals on this planet that are shrinking in population size. These animals are placed on the endangered animals list. A lot of times once the animal is put on that list they continue to dwindle in size until they are eventually extinct. However, that does not have to be the case all the time. How can we make a positive impact on endangered species? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Predict How People Act?

As a species our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We plan for things in our calendars, book vacations based on the temperature, use certain ingredients to enhance foods, and so on.

Question Your World: Who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists?

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries. From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific breakthroughs that took place here at home. So, who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which Trees Improve Our Atmosphere the Most?

Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet. For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, home to many of our meals, and even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which trees absorb the most carbon dioxide? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What Happens When We Kiss?

There’s that indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time. This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has even been built into various traditions. In this act of romance people exchange comfort and intimacy, but that’s not all that’s exchanged when we kiss. So, what happens when we kiss? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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