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Start-up in Charlottesville Creates Product to Tackle Worldwide Water Contamination

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 8:24pm -- WCVE

A small, start-up company in Charlottesville is set to tackle the problem of contaminated water worldwide, with a small, silver-infused ceramic pill--the MadiDrop. This new University of Virginia-inspired public benefit company with a global health mission has opened administrative offices and a small production facility in Charlottesville.

History and Preservation of Mid-Lothian Mines

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:45pm -- WCVE

The remarkable remains of the beginnings of “America’s Industrial Might” still stand tall, deep in the woods in Chesterfield County. Chesterfield County was the coal capitol of the country, shipping coal all over the colonies from mine shafts sometimes 700 feet deep like this one - the Mid-Lothian Mine. One of the first major industrial sites in the United States became a 44-acre preserve when Mid-Lothian Mines Park opened in 2004.

Kern & Hammerstein’s “Show Boat” in Concert with the New York Philharmonic

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:32am -- WCVE

This groundbreaking musical redefined entertainment and changed the face of American theater. Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on Broadway. The musical’s impact remains unparalleled, addressing racial prejudice, and introduced a bi-racial cast to Broadway at its premiere while also pointing the way toward a new synthesis between music and spectacle.

U.VA Physicists Participate in International Experiment to Study Origins of the Universe

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 8:56pm -- WCVE

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.

UVA Spacecraft Design Team to Launch Payload Aboard NASA Scientific Balloon

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:47pm -- WCVE

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.  

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