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Question Your World: How Eco-Friendly Can Cars Get?

Humanity can’t seem to sit still. From our earliest days in Africa to now we have always been on the move. In modern times there is no greater symbol for our mobility than the car. However, with the growing population and energy needs, how eco-friendly can cars get? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Many Photos Have Ever Been Taken?

Birthday parties, graduations, engagements, and most other milestones in our life get captured by photograph. The camera has revolutionized how we as a species document things, ranging from scientific purpose to simple a selfie with a friend at lunch. These days most people have access to a camera and the amount of photos we take is getting larger daily. So, how many photos have ever been taken? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Fast Can Cities Grow?

One of the defining traits of humanity is our social nature. Living and working together has been a large factor in our survival. For thousands of years we’ve been living together in cities. As technology increases so does the size and scope of our cities. How fast can cities grow? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Why Do Scientists Study History?

In an ever changing world of newer and newer technology, the past sometimes seems very irrelevant. However, sometimes things that took place in the past serve as an amazing resource to help tackle tomorrow’s concerns. Why do scientists study history? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Can We Cure Cataracts?

Our eyes are our mind’s window to the world. Over time the body will naturally change the way our eyes function and sometimes genetics will do the same as well. Among the various conditions that involve the eye, cataracts is one that has received a lot of attention over the years. How can we cure cataracts? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can We Control Other People’s Brains?

Magic show hypnotists and neurologists have at least one thing in common. Both spend a lot of time trying to learn more about how to control the brain. For hypnotists, this difficult task involves medallions and soft spoken commands, but neurologists require some pretty mind blowing technology. A recent study demonstrated how cutting edge technology has been used to begin to answer that age old question; can we control other people’s brains?

Question Your World: What is the Oldest Living Thing on Land?

Humans live to be about 80 years old. In that time we develop, change, and interact with the world around us. Similarly all living things do their own version of that process. For some species that all takes place in a short lifespan, while others take an enormous amount of time. A remarkable species in California puts longevity into great perspective. What is the oldest living thing on land? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: When Will We Know More About Pluto?

In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell observatory. Since then it has been many things to many people, but for the first time ever it’s about to be subject of an up-close study by the New Horizons team. What will we learn from Pluto? When will we know more about Pluto? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Can We Truly Approach Climate Change?

Every year scientists discover newer and newer things about our Earth. There are constantly new stories on discovering unknown creatures, plant life, meteorological happenings, and beyond. While we’re learning new things about our home we are also keeping an eye on things we’ve known of for a while, like the global change in climate.

Question Your World: Why Did We Add An Extra Second This Year?

College students, high level business execs, parents, and just about anyone that does anything are always wishing they had more time. Lucky for us, our wishes have been granted in 2015. This year will officially be one second longer. Why did we add an extra second this year? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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