In a cool turn of events, Facebook “liked” us! The social media giant Facebook has just announced that it will be building its newest state-of-the-art data center right here in Virginia! Data centers require a lot of energy, but Facebook has some pretty cutting edge plans for their new data center. What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Jerry Samford was a 20-year-old William & Mary student when one of his kidneys began to fail due to a restricted artery. Most people with only one kidney lead a normal life but Samford was one of the unlucky few. His other kidney was failing more than 30 years later for unrelated reasons. He was referred to Dr. Domenic Sica, a kidney specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center for treatment and eventually to the VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center to prepare for a kidney transplant.
Teachers, come on down to Sesame Street! Join Science Matters at 23 Sesame Street for our first Scratch ED RVA Meetup on October 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Scratch Ed Meetups are for Teachers who want to explore computational creativity in all its forms. Teachers will get to IMAGINE, PROGRAM and SHARE using the innovative and free, web-based Scratch tool.
Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico decimated in Sept of 2017. While recovery efforts are underway the island still faces many challenges to truly getting things up and running. Emergency organizations, governments, and private businesses are all pitching in to get the island's recovery efforts moving forward. Google has offered to help bring the hurricane battered island some help in their communication infrastructure using a pretty awesome approach.