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Robot Aids in Kidney Transplant

Jerry Samford was a 20-year-old William & Mary student when one of his kidneys began to fail due to a restricted artery. Most people with only one kidney lead a normal life but Samford was one of the unlucky few. His other kidney was failing more than 30 years later for unrelated reasons. He was referred to Dr. Domenic Sica, a kidney specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center for treatment and eventually to the VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center to prepare for a kidney transplant.

Educators Learn New Way to Teach Coding at Scratch Ed RVA

Teachers, come on down to Sesame Street! Join Science Matters at 23 Sesame Street for our first Scratch ED RVA Meetup on October 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Scratch Ed Meetups are for Teachers who want to explore computational creativity in all its forms. Teachers will get to IMAGINE, PROGRAM and SHARE using the innovative and free, web-based Scratch tool.

NOVA’s Live Coverage of Cassini’s Death Dive to Saturn

Almost everything we know today about the beautiful giant ringed planet comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home miraculous images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons—including some that could harbor life.

High-Tech vs. Low-Tech Equipment in Vietnam

When Richmond native Bill Harrison was issued a new flight suit in Vietnam he didn't realize that the fire-retardant fiber in the clothing was made by the company that would become his future employer. “It felt strange, not like the nylon that other flight suits were made of,” said the tall, lanky sergeant who served in the central highlands of Vietnam near the Cambodian and Laotian borders. “I saw a label in it that said Nomex, but I didn’t know what that was.”

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