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What Makes The New Virginia Facebook Data Center So Cool?

In a cool turn of events, Facebook “liked” us! The social media giant Facebook has just announced that it will be building its newest state-of-the-art data center right here in Virginia! Data centers require a lot of energy, but Facebook has some pretty cutting edge plans for their new data center. What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

How is Google Helping Puerto Rico's Communication Needs?

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico decimated in Sept of 2017. While recovery efforts are underway the island still faces many challenges to truly getting things up and running. Emergency organizations, governments, and private businesses are all pitching in to get the island's recovery efforts moving forward. Google has offered to help bring the hurricane battered island some help in their communication infrastructure using a pretty awesome approach.

Question Your World: Why Have Recent Hurricanes Been So Strong?

This year’s hurricane season has been quite intense to say the least! Hurricane season is not even over and we've some big storms that have broken records, one after the other. Why have these recent hurricanes been so strong? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What did Cassini do for Science?

On Friday, September 15th, NASA scientists celebrated a huge milestone in space exploration and also took some time to mourn the loss of an old friend, the Cassini spacecraft. This was one of the most talked about events on the internet that day, but why? What did Cassini do for science? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: When Does the Ragweed Pollen Count Peak?

Collecting data on big problems helps us approach some big decisions, but the seemingly small stuff is important too. This time of year a lot of people experience great discomfort from seasonal allergies. Having a way to know when allergy seasons peak could help many people prepare for pending sniffles and runny noses. When does the ragweed pollen count peak? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which American Has Been in Space the Longest?

There are many important names in the world of space exploration. Aldrin, Armstrong, and Gagarin are pillars in that world, but new achievements are being reached all the time. Now more than ever, women are getting a chance to break these records and doing some pretty remarkable things for space exploration. Which American has been in space the longest? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginiato find out.

Question Your World: Why are Scientists Digging Up Old Ice?

Scientists can study the Earth’s current ongoings by observing how things are going right now. However, to study the past requires different approaches. Similar to tree rings or sediment layers, ice holds a lot of interesting information. Climate scientists that are attempting to better understand Earth’s climate history often find themselves looking for clues buried deep down. Why are scientists digging up old ice? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Why Was Monday's Eclipse So Important?

On Monday (8/21) a large portion of the nation got to experience a total solar eclipse! While all those people with eclipse glasses were looking up at the sun, scientists were studying some pretty awesome things too! Why was Monday's eclipse so important? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Many Races Of People Are There?

From space the view of the Earth is simply mesmerizing. As beautiful as our blue marble is the history of events on Earth are not always so. Humanity has often struggled to understand itself and thus clashes have erupted over cultural differences, struggles of resources and varying ideologies. Here in the United States of America one of our biggest issues has been regarding our views on race.

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