During this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is re-doubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. 88.9 WCVE Charles Fishburne has this report.
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Special Science Matters report from 88.9 WCVE correspondent, Charles Fishburne – Virginia has one of the nation’s 12 proton therapy centers for radiation treatment of tumors. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is a 225 million dollar facility, built of 85 million pounds of concrete and 430 tons of steel.
From the 88.9 WCVE Newsroom–The Science Museum of Virginia upgrades The Dome. John Ogle has our report.
John Ogle: If you haven’t seen a show at the Science Museum of Virginia’s Dome Theater lately... be prepared to awestruck all over again.
Dr. Art Evans, our favorite entomologist who teams up with 88.9 WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark for “What’s Bugging You?” has written a landmark new book for beginning beetle enthusiasts and serious natural historians.
From With Good Reason - What if you could change not just how much you know, but your actual intelligence? Psychologist Oliver Hill (Virginia State University) believes that special cognitive training can rewire the way brains work and help kids succeed in math and science. And: Stereotypes affect the way others see us and the way we see ourselves.
The European Space Agency is set to develop a new, Earth-observing satellite that will map and monitor global forests. University of Virginia's Hank Shugart, a professor of environmental science, has been a key player in convincing the Agency to fund and develop the $525 million satellite and will be testing instruments in the forests of Gabon, West Africa.