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UVA Researchers Finding Ways to Make Football Safer

Researchers at UVA say some football collisions are like a car crash. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.

Richard Kent, a Biomechanical Engineer at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues are experts in protecting the body. Their lab is examining everything in football protective gear, head to toe. Better helmets have reduced concussions 35% in two years, but Kent says that is not enough.

Question Your World: Can We Be Allergic to Wi-Fi Signals?

As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented some people started to notice they don’t do well with those chemicals interacting with their skin. Currently, most of our advancement is in the digital and technical world. One of the biggest breakthroughs in recent times is the advent of Wi-Fi technology. Can we be allergic to Wi-Fi signals?

Question Your World: How Eco-Friendly Can Cars Get?

Humanity can’t seem to sit still. From our earliest days in Africa to now we have always been on the move. In modern times there is no greater symbol for our mobility than the car. However, with the growing population and energy needs, how eco-friendly can cars get? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.


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