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. What can scientists learn from ancient history? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
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The global energy dialogue is very important. There are many variables that factor in to the future of how our planet can sustainably provide power to an ever growing population. Different environments will provide different opportunities for new ideas based on history, culture, and resources. Scientists in Indonesia have been looking at fuel alternatives including the use of tofu.
Did everyone have a good night's sleep? We all know that sleep is super important for basic physical and mental functions, but are humans getting enough sleep everywhere? Creating a survey that includes populations from all over the planet would be an enormous amount of work, but thanks to app technology the job has been made a little easier.
Election debates, the olympics, lunar landings, and many other historic cultural events have been shared around the world thanks to live broadcasts. Broadcast technology has developed quite a bit in the last three decades and now includes live streams happening all the time from all around the world. Well, some scientists have recently started another live broadcast and this one is totally mind blowing.
Our technological world keeps growing at an exponential rate thus digital security becomes a huge issue. Identity theft is one of the biggest concerns to high security locations. However new ideas are being used all the time to ensure advances in keeping secured places safe. Move over fingerprints, it's time to move the security industry ahead, literally a head, by using our skulls!
While our global population continues to grow, the science community is constantly looking for new ways to meet the energy needs of our booming species. Electric cars, solar plants, nuclear, coal, biomass, and various other options are all important aspects of energy dialogue happening across the globe. We’ve used the sun, the wind, and fossil fuels, but how about the ocean?
Wearable technology is quite the hot topic for us these days. Basically everything we wear is considered a piece of technology and is prone to upgrades as science and innovation move ahead. This includes everything from shoes to contact lenses. Let’s look at some interesting upgrades in the world of wearable technology by asking today’s question, how are contact lenses changing? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Math and science work together on some powerful applications like sending spacecraft to distant planets or tweaking our GPS systems. Sometimes they also simply help us answer really trippy questions like does more data make your smartphone heavier? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Many early human civilizations grew up along rivers for their access to water, food, irrigation, transportation, and so on. In modern times however we’ve sadly turned some rivers into trash cans. What’s a new way to clean up rivers? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
As the global population gets bigger and bigger, so will the need for clean energy solutions. Some scientists are working on bigger energy breakthroughs, literally. How big is the newest wind turbine design? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.