Researchers at the University of Virginia are participating in a massive, international experiment, to study the origins of the universe. Neutrinos, subatomic remnants of the early universe, are high-energy particles that pass at nearly the speed of light through everything- our planet and our bodies. These ghostly particles are of intense interest to physicists because they may be a key player in how the universe came to be.
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Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about velvet ants, their defensive strategies, and a recent study detailing their mimicry complexes in North America.
We have a desire to go into space to find out what’s on other worlds and to learn more about dangers such as Cosmic radiation. Nine University of Virginia students have teamed up with NASA to send a cosmic ray experiment 23 miles into space on a giant high-altitude balloon to determine how much radiation is too much. The students have been working on the project for 2 years and the NASA balloon with payload will launch any day now.
Host Amy Williams travels to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to talk with Peggy Cornett about late-blooming annuals. John Wise from Reynolds Community College presents the Plant of the Month: Cryptomeria japonica. Co-host Peggy Singlemann visits a private butterfly garden and nursery cultivated by Master Naturalist Linda McBride.
Researchers at UVA say some football collisions are like a car crash. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
Richard Kent, a Biomechanical Engineer at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues are experts in protecting the body. Their lab is examining everything in football protective gear, head to toe. Better helmets have reduced concussions 35% in two years, but Kent says that is not enough.
Jay Burnham and Wes McElroy discuss Squirrels players contributing at the Major League level. SquirrelsVice President & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell visits the FSI studio field.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note a recent survey in the United Kingdom that documents the public’s general unfamiliarity with the local bee fauna.
FSI is on location at The Diamond. Jay Burnham and Sam Hyman discuss the recent Squirrels road trip. Wes McElroy visits with The James Limousine Player of the Week, Second Baseman Austin Slater.
Host Amy Williams visits with Susan Viemeister at a private garden in Nelson County to learn how design decisions affect garden maintenance. Co-host Peggy Singlemann talks about protecting watersheds with Ann Jurczyk from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Fluvanna County Extension Agent John Thompson presents Joe-pye Weed, Eutrochium, as the Plant of the Month.