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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.  

PBS Series: The Brain With David Eagleman Begins October 14th

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:58pm -- WCVE

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic new PBS series beginning October 14th at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS. The six part series, The Brain with David Eagleman, tells the story of the inner workings of the brain and takes us on a visually spectacular journey into why we feel and think the things we do.

Indian Summers: New Masterpiece Series Begins Sunday

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:17am -- WCVE

Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the 9-part series explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and passion.

Watch Masterpiece: Indian Summers Part 1 September 27 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

America After Charleston

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 3:11pm -- WCVE

Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour co-anchor, moderates.

Watch America After Charleston September 21 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

UVA Researchers Finding Ways to Make Football Safer

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:52pm -- WCVE

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.

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