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Question Your World: Why Is Microsleep So Scary?

It’s almost Halloween again, a great opportunity to get into some scary things in the science world! While ghouls and goblins don't scare most of us, there are some very frightening things that science has been trying to tackle for sometime now. Some of them have to do with dangers that lurk billions of miles away while others deal with the scary stuff that happens within our bodies, like microsleep.

Question Your World: Where Are All the Futuristic Cars?

Marty McFly time traveled from 1989 to October 21, 2015 in the movie Back To The Future 2. There are tons of new pieces of technology that were put on display, but the most noticeable one is flying cars. Since it’s 2015, it's now fair game to ask the question - Where are all the futuristic cars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which New Material Was Just Invented?

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changed the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past there is no doubt that a new material will eventually replace an existing one. So, which new material was just invented? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Who's Doing Something about Renewable Energy?

There are about four people born every single second. As our growing population's energy needs grows, the more we will need clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to power our future. So, who’s doing something about renewable energy? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Is There Water On Mars?

On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We’ve yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is water on Mars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can Life Exist on Moons?

In the vastness of space there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as important research destinations. Perhaps that will change when we start asking questions like can life exist on moons? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can We Be Allergic to Wi-Fi Signals?

As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented some people started to notice they don’t do well with those chemicals interacting with their skin. Currently, most of our advancement is in the digital and technical world. One of the biggest breakthroughs in recent times is the advent of Wi-Fi technology. Can we be allergic to Wi-Fi signals?

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.

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