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Question Your World: What Will Driverless Cars Do to Cities?

When thinking about cities of the future we get images of tall skyscrapers, flying vehicles, and robots everywhere. Right? Some of us do at least. Though that may come true one day, urban planners and technologists are looking at a much closer future. They’re looking at driverless cars as a big game changer in how cities work. What will driverless cars do to cities? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What are Gravitational Waves?

The science world occasionally gets rocked by a large breakthrough or discovery. Recently there’s been a lot of buzz about gravitational waves, so let’s catch that wave and chat about this epic discovery. Let’s dig into the big question: What are gravitational waves? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can Dogs Talk To Each Other?

We’ve all been told that communication is the secret to a good relationship, right? That truth is not just for humans. Animals must maintain close relationships in order for the species to survive as well. While there are millions of species that we still need to learn more about we have become very good at at least getting to know other mammals. Dogs are some of our most well known mammalian friends, but what do we know about how they communicate?

Question Your World: How Can the Internet Be Faster?

Remember dial-up internet? Those soothing sounds of modems humming and buzzing into the night were many people’s first memories of internet access. A lot has changed since then and like any other technology it will continue to evolve. From slow dial up speeds to the current mobile access devices the internet speeds have been enhanced quite a bit in the past few decades, but can we pick up the pace even more? How can the internet be faster?

Question Your World: How Could We Be Dealing With Icy Roads?

Snowstorms are pretty fun except for the occasional bouts of extreme cabin fever and dealing with the frozen roads the next morning. Scientists are working one a cure for at least one of those issues. Today’s big question is about post storm roadway safety. How could we be dealing with icy roads? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Old is Our Solar System?

To better understand our origins we send robots to study parts of the solar system, but occasionally parts of the solar system come to us. Recently a meteorite was discovered that pre-dates the Earth itself! How old is our solar system? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: What Did the Ancient Egyptians Really Worship?

Happy New Year! As the world enters a new year many people are looking at new calendars. Some scientists have recently been looking at a very old calendar and have arrived at a pretty amazing discovery. History and science come together to answer today’s big question, what did the ancient Egyptians really worship? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What Happened In Science This Year?

Aside from light sabers, controversial striped dresses, and Miss Universe mishaps there were lots of big science related headlines this year as well. 2015 was a really busy year for the science community and we could not close out the year without sharing some of our favorite science moments. Let’s look at what happened in science this year!

Question Your World: How Can We Visit other Planets?

There are a lot of challenges in going to other planets. One of the biggest issues is how to get people back from other places to Earth. A new rocket test by SpaceX just became a huge game changer in that conversation by helping answer today's question, how can we visit other planets? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What is a Smart Band-Aid?

As our technological progress moves ahead we see more and more "smart" devices. Phones, cars, and tables have all been made more high tech in the past few years. The same has happened for the medical field, ranging from big complex processes to daily house hold items, like band aids. What is a smart band-aid? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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