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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: Can We Replace our Noses?

The human nose does some pretty amazing things. It can play vital roles in how we communicate with facial expressions; it hangs out with groovy mustaches, and of course helps us detect smells. So what happens when something goes wrong with it? Can we replace our noses? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Gravity - Heavy Stuff - and the Science Behind the Movie

Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has been smashing box office records and people have been getting so excited about reading all the inaccuracies in this movie. However, this is a very welcome surprise for the science community because they’re pumped it’s part of the national discourse for once! Check out the video below that explores the science behind the movie.

Question Your World: What Does Water on Mars Mean for the Future?

After years of looking at extremely distant landscapes via photos and taking many guesses as to why Mars has the landscape it does, we finally have a little bit of the answer. Turns out that the Curiosity rover has scooped up some soil and identified water! So, what does water on Mars mean for the future? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: Did an Island Just Pop-up Out of Nowhere?

Sometimes the Earth needs to readjust itself. When this happens we experience some pretty massive geological activity. Recently a large quake happened and changed a part of the Pakistan coastline. So, can an earthquake really just cause an island to pop up out of nowhere? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: Could Humans Use Photosynthesis?

The race for the most efficient way to power our planet is happening right now. There are many options ranging from wind to nuclear to hydro power. Sometimes science has to turn to nature for inspiration, after all trees have been using solar energy to survive for millions upon millions of years. Could humans use photosynthesis to power our lives? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: Can We Print Organs?

Consider the history of printing. From very early fragile letters to recent developments in modern printing, this technological journey is pretty remarkable. Modern day printers are pushing the limits of both technology and biological research. So, can they print organs yet? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: What Exactly is the Hyperloop?

Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that transportation’s evolution continues on with the unveiling of the Hyperloop. So, what exactly is the Hyperloop? Find out in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

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