There are a lot of concerns over technology overtaking human jobs, but in many cases it’s actually helping humans be better at their jobs. One quick example is drone technology as used for disaster and emergency rescues. This technology has already been used to help find earthquake and hurricane survivors that are trapped or isolated in places that we can’t easily see, but now drones are also being used to save lives at the beach!
In the event you have not stepped outside in the last few weeks, let me tell you, it's been cold! Recently we experienced a 2-week severe cold snap that began during the last week of December and lasted through the first week of January. Real cold stuff, folks - like hitting 20 degrees below normal (that is, usual) winter temperatures in some VA cities! Many places even saw a record cold start to the new year.
Science can land humans on the moon, help us better understand long term climate trends, shed light on how to fight diseases, and it can even answer age old questions like…who’s smarter, dogs or cats? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Join us at the Community Idea Stations Friday, February 9, 2018 for an evening of film which explores endangered species and the photographers, filmmakers and researchers working to save them.
They are the most enigmatic, mysterious, and exotic objects in the universe: black holes. They’re also the most powerful; their gravity is so strong it can actually capture light.
Happy new year science fans! The science industry has a lot of great things in the works year-round. While we may take a moment to celebrate a new start and a new year, many teams of researchers and scientists are still continuing on the work they began long before the champagne toasts around midnight for New Year’s Eve. With that said, let’s ponder on a few things that scientists are excited to check out in the coming year.