While our global population continues to grow, the science community is constantly looking for new ways to meet the energy needs of our booming species. Electric cars, solar plants, nuclear, coal, biomass, and various other options are all important aspects of energy dialogue happening across the globe. We’ve used the sun, the wind, and fossil fuels, but how about the ocean?
Wearable technology is quite the hot topic for us these days. Basically everything we wear is considered a piece of technology and is prone to upgrades as science and innovation move ahead. This includes everything from shoes to contact lenses. Let’s look at some interesting upgrades in the world of wearable technology by asking today’s question, how are contact lenses changing? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. The disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide, and it is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join investigators as they gather clues and attempt to reconstruct the molecular chain of events that ultimately leads to dementia, and follow key researchers in the field who have helped to develop the leading theories of the disease.
Math and science work together on some powerful applications like sending spacecraft to distant planets or tweaking our GPS systems. Sometimes they also simply help us answer really trippy questions like does more data make your smartphone heavier? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The University of Richmond has just installed some of the world’s most advanced solar panels. They are just three weeks off the assembly line and are the first installation in the Commonwealth, under a new PPA pilot program approved by the 2013 General Assembly.