Once you’ve bought everything you ever wanted from IKEA and watched everything on Netflix, what else is there possibly left to do? Well, you could go to space. NASA just put out a call for astronauts and were blown away by the results. Let’s tackle this news story with today’s big question: Who wants to go to space? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But Robots – machines with human-like capabilities – have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now.
Watch NOVA: Rise of the Robots February 24 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.
Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster relief situations. Follow the robots – and the engineers that program them – as they strive to make their way out of the lab and into the real world.
Welcome to week three of our ongoing series showcasing black scientists and inventors. This week we will be highlighting Emmett Chappelle who worked with NASA to develop the first breathing apparatuses for space and a method to detect life on Mars. Chappelle has been honored as one of the 100 most distinguished African American scientists of the 20th Century.
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.
The gathering and analyzing of massive amounts of data allow us to address some major challenges, but the accessibility of so much data comes at a steep price. This film captures the promise and peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.
Watch The Human Face of Big Data February 24 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.