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.
Articles by Prabir Mehta
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?
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?
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.
Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories. Smells, scents, tastes, touch, and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer? Can our senses impact how long we live? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Despite huge Hollywood movies, last minute political shifts, or surprising athletic accomplishments, nothing can come close to bizarre and fascinating like nature. After thousands of years of exploring the most common and remote places we’re still continuing to find truly remarkable aspects of our natural world. Animals, atmospheric change, marine patterns, and many other natural aspects have shocked the senses and rattled the imagination, but sometimes very ordinary things pack quite the shocking punch, especially in plants. So, what’s the latest cool plant discovery?
Wether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so, can we alter our own DNA? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes, and constant changes how do we manage to focus on anything? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
As we understand more about health and nutrition the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible. This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising, and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but is there such a thing as good fat? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
This is a tale of two fats. It's about the best of fat and it's about the worst of fat.
Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live. So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one, after all, we happen to live on one. Are there any other places that are similar? Can we live on another planet? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.