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The Great Math Mystery

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:51am -- WCVE

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.

Question Your World: How Big Is The Newest Wind Turbine Design?

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.

Question Your World: What Could Cars of the Future Look Like?

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?

Question Your World: What Do We Really Know About The Dino-killer?

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.

Richmond Ambulance Authority Wins Award for Use of Solar Panels

Dan Fellows, fleet manager of the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA), has won the national EMS10 Award for his innovative approach to using solar energy to supplement the electrical needs of ambulances. This award, presented at the 2016 EMS Today Conference by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), recognizes 10 individuals who have contributed to EMS in an exceptional and innovative way.

Question Your World: What Will Driverless Cars Do to Cities?

When thinking about cities of the future we get images of tall skyscrapers, flying vehicles, and robots everywhere. Right? Some of us do at least. Though that may come true one day, urban planners and technologists are looking at a much closer future. They’re looking at driverless cars as a big game changer in how cities work. What will driverless cars do to cities? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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