From ancient tribes beating on drums to Zayn Malik’s upcoming solo project, music has been a vital part of the human experience. The study of music usually refers to mastering composition or a specific instrument, but recently scientists have been studying the brain for a totally different reason. The question they’re asking is can music impact your brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Math is making major news lately! We have mathematicians-turned-artists, a mathematical exploration of the mysteries of the universe on TV and even a math festival to celebrate
Earth Day will take the River City by storm this April 18. Not one, but three festivals will celebrate and encourage our commitment to environmental stewardship with awesome activities, entertainment and educational opportunities. Sprawling across the city and even into the surrounding counties, you have more options than you can shake a kale smoothie at. Join Enrichmond, Style Weekly, or John Tyler Community College (or all three) for some of the best Earth Day fun to be had.
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.
Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Why is mathematics so astonishingly successful at describing the universe we live in? Is it because, as Galileo famously stated, that the universe is a grand book written in the language of mathematics, or is it just a strange coincidence that our attempts to describe the world mathematically have succeeded time and time again?