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Recent history has not been kind to Haiti. In many ways the country is still reeling from the 2010 earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, and access to nutritious food and basic health care remain elusive for many of the country’s residents. But Junior Beauvais, 26, is trying to change that — one small seed at a time.
Some 1200 scientists, engineers and students from around the world converged on Richmond this week for a conference on nuclear particle accelerators, the 2015 International Particle Accelerator Conference, hosted by Virginia’s Jefferson Lab.
An Instructor of Marketing at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business says his students seem more reluctant to speak up in class and actually seem “scared” to talk. Bill Bergman, who is also President and CEO of the Bergman Group, a Richmond marketing firm, says they tell him it is because they fear it would be broadcast across social media.
88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
A solar installation at Randolph-Macon College is testing a solution by becoming the state’s first fully integrated solar and battery storage site of its kind, which will help provide a steady delivery of electricity even when the sun is not shining.
The Kitchen of the Future, designed at Virginia Tech, had its debut in Las Vegas recently. Charles Fishburne, 88.9 WCVE correspondent tells us in this Science Matters report, that it could be a blueprint for entire houses, smart houses, built in high tech factories for a new generation of homeowners.
Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute has recently become the first in Central Virginia to perform surgery to repair a leaking heart valve with a simple clip. 88.8 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
Arun Subramanian, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University has just been awarded a half-a-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, to build a better battery to help your smart phone work better and even power your car.