The science world occasionally gets rocked by a large breakthrough or discovery. Recently there’s been a lot of buzz about gravitational waves, so let’s catch that wave and chat about this epic discovery. Let’s dig into the big question: What are gravitational waves? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
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We’ve all been told that communication is the secret to a good relationship, right? That truth is not just for humans. Animals must maintain close relationships in order for the species to survive as well. While there are millions of species that we still need to learn more about we have become very good at at least getting to know other mammals. Dogs are some of our most well known mammalian friends, but what do we know about how they communicate?
Remember dial-up internet? Those soothing sounds of modems humming and buzzing into the night were many people’s first memories of internet access. A lot has changed since then and like any other technology it will continue to evolve. From slow dial up speeds to the current mobile access devices the internet speeds have been enhanced quite a bit in the past few decades, but can we pick up the pace even more? How can the internet be faster?
Snowstorms are pretty fun except for the occasional bouts of extreme cabin fever and dealing with the frozen roads the next morning. Scientists are working one a cure for at least one of those issues. Today’s big question is about post storm roadway safety. How could we be dealing with icy roads? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Roses are red, violets are blue, and flowers grown in space are worth thinking about too. The astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have sent down a photo of a blooming flower in space which prompts today’s big question, can we grow food in space? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.