Electronics are a way of life for most people. Some remember gathering around a crackling radio filled with vacuum tubes or squinting at a black-and-white television set. Today, electronics bring us computers, video games, smart phones and high- definition TV. A new field called spintronics has emerged from the laboratory.
Election debates, the olympics, lunar landings, and many other historic cultural events have been shared around the world thanks to live broadcasts. Broadcast technology has developed quite a bit in the last three decades and now includes live streams happening all the time from all around the world. Well, some scientists have recently started another live broadcast and this one is totally mind blowing.
Our technological world keeps growing at an exponential rate thus digital security becomes a huge issue. Identity theft is one of the biggest concerns to high security locations. However new ideas are being used all the time to ensure advances in keeping secured places safe. Move over fingerprints, it's time to move the security industry ahead, literally a head, by using our skulls!
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.