Our eyes are our mind’s window to the world. Over time the body will naturally change the way our eyes function and sometimes genetics will do the same as well. Among the various conditions that involve the eye, cataracts is one that has received a lot of attention over the years. How can we cure cataracts? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The Science Museum of Virginia puts “Science Within Reach” for underserved youth across the Commonwealth. As part of their outreach program and mission to “Inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science,” the Museum hosts week-long summer camps for youth in the Richmond area.
Magic show hypnotists and neurologists have at least one thing in common. Both spend a lot of time trying to learn more about how to control the brain. For hypnotists, this difficult task involves medallions and soft spoken commands, but neurologists require some pretty mind blowing technology. A recent study demonstrated how cutting edge technology has been used to begin to answer that age old question; can we control other people’s brains?
Humans live to be about 80 years old. In that time we develop, change, and interact with the world around us. Similarly all living things do their own version of that process. For some species that all takes place in a short lifespan, while others take an enormous amount of time. A remarkable species in California puts longevity into great perspective. What is the oldest living thing on land? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
A STEM Camp in Goochland County attracted a lot of students recently who wanted to learn about chocolate. 88.9 WCVE’s John Ogle has more on the thermodynamic reactions in chocolate and the polymorphism of cocoa butter crystals in this Science Matters report.
After Pluto, NASA’s next major project is putting people on Mars. The first people on Mars will owe a debt to an elite group of researchers at Langley’s Think Tank full of dreamers called the Systems Analysis Concept Directorate (SACD).
A Virginia Commonwealth University student’s fundraising campaign to begin production of her all-natural insect repellent for horses has exceeded its $15,000 goal.
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this two-hour special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.
In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell observatory. Since then it has been many things to many people, but for the first time ever it’s about to be subject of an up-close study by the New Horizons team. What will we learn from Pluto? When will we know more about Pluto? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.