Virginia’s NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton has just concluded a year that included a key role in the Curiosity Mars Rover Landing and advanced research into the next generation of space vehicles.
Virginia is at the forefront of the design and testing of what could be the next generation of electricity from small, modular nuclear reactors. Charles Fishburne has more in this WCVE Public Radio Science Matters report.
With the upcoming holidays, many of us might wish for that "magic pill" to curb the effects of overeating. As Charles Fishburne tells us in this Science Matters report, Andrew Larner and an international team of scientists havesuccessfully reversed the obesity in mice by manipulating the production of an enzyme known as Tyk2.
A Maggie Walker Governor's School senior will be back in class this morning (December 5). Until yesterday, he was in Washington taking part in the National Finals of the Siemens Competition, where he won a $30,000 scholarship.
Scientists at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Forestry have just released a web-based mapping service that allows localities and individuals to look at the tree canopy over their neighborhoods to see how it might be improved.
There are more than a million skin cancer cases diagnosed each in year in this country. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have made progress in the treatment of melanoma, one of the most deadly skin cancers.