Many early human civilizations grew up along rivers for their access to water, food, irrigation, transportation, and so on. In modern times however we’ve sadly turned some rivers into trash cans. What’s a new way to clean up rivers? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Filmed at New York’s The Town Hall theater and hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, TED Talks: Science and Wonder features talks delivered before a live audience. Each talk examines the riddles of the universe that keep leading scientists awake at night, taking viewers on a mind-blowing journey examining the relationship between science and art, a look deep inside the human body, disappearing landscapes, and the world of Pixar animation as speakers look at the future of nanotechnology, the science of light, and the rise of genetic manipulation.
NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour — a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower.
Watch NOVA: The Great Math Mystery March 30 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
As the global population gets bigger and bigger, so will the need for clean energy solutions. Some scientists are working on bigger energy breakthroughs, literally. How big is the newest wind turbine design? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
From the Model T to the Prius, cars have gone through some pretty remarkable changes and new ideas are still being presented all the time! Think about the many changes that have happened in the function, style, availability, and beyond. These changes will continue to happen as our needs change and the technology industry is going to be right there to keep up with the trends. So, what could cars of the future look like?
In science, two topics remain the most popular and fascinating things, space and dinosaurs. It's a good thing this piece is about both! The asteroid impact blamed for the great dino extinction is about to get studied in detail for the first time ever. This prompts today's big question. What do we really know about the Dino-killer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.