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Question Your World: Can We Really Use the Force?

We’re all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the force. Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things with our minds? Can we really use the Force? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Could Climate Change Impact the Medical Field

We’ve been seeing reports on climate change and the impact it’ll have on our world’s cities, oceans, and weather patterns. But will these changes ever impact us and our health? How could climate change impact the medical field? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is Venom Beneficial to our Health?

Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to some unexpected discoveries. Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places. With that said, can venom be helpful for our health? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

It’s Time to ‘Tech it Easy:’ Visiting Innovator Discussion at Steward School

Did you know that only 11% of children ages 2-5 can tie their own shoes, but 22% can use a smart phone app? And that by age 2, more than 90% of American children have an online history? Did you know that 40% of iPhone users would give up their toothbrush for a week before giving up their phone?

Question Your World: How Can We Make Batteries Better?

Remote controllers, cars, laptops, and smoke detectors are just some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Does Curiosity Change the Brain?

Humanity’s ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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