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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: How Far Are We From Creating Robots That Can Learn?

Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Who Is One of Virginia's Brain Experts?

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 changed the world through their research efforts exploring technology, nature, the vastness of the universe, and some have taken a closer look at the world within us.

Question Your World: Are Scientists Looking at New Ways to Treat Cancer?

Abnormal cellular growth has caused one of the largest medical issues to ever face humanity, cancer. Throughout recorded history there have been documented cases of this disease in literature, stories, paintings, and fossilized in bones. Hundreds of thousands of humanity have brought us to where we are today. Are scientists looking at new ways to treat cancer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What is the Solar Impulse 2 All About?

The global energy dialogue is a very important one. As the population grows at a faster and faster rate we rely more and more on the limited resources here on Earth. While many go on TV or online video-casts talking about the powers of green energy, others are taking the message to the streets, all over the world. The latest example of that is a potential world record breaker that will circumnavigate the globe to spread the word about renewable energy resources. So, what exactly is the Solar Impulse 2 all about?

Question Your World: Theory of General Relativity 100 Years Later

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s groundbreaking work on general relativity being published. In many aspects of the science industry ideas are expanded upon or proven incorrect over the years, but how’s general relativity doing a 100 years later? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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.

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