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Question Your World: What Exactly is the Hyperloop?

Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that transportation’s evolution continues on with the unveiling of the Hyperloop. So, what exactly is the Hyperloop? Find out in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Students Explore Charlottesville’s Local Food Hub in Film

Renaissance School student Nicholas Keen can tell you everything you need to know about the Local Food Hub, and he can do it using film thanks to a local non-profit. Light House Studio of Charlottesville, Virginia offers students a chance to learn all about cinematography through hands-on programs and workshops led by talented mentors. The studio supplies the equipment and students supply the imagination.

Science Wednesday: Cleaner and Smarter on “Making Stuff”

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:39am -- WCVE

Can innovations in materials science help clean up our world? In Making Stuff: Cleaner, David Pogue explores the rapidly developing science and business of clean energy and examines alternative ways to generate it, store it, and distribute it. Is hydrogen the way to go? What about lithium batteries? Does this solve an energy problem or create a new dependency?

Question Your World: Could the Moon Impact Our Sleep?

Without the moon life on Earth would be vastly different. This celestial neighbor has a significant impact on the tides on our planet, which in turn are linked together with a ton of various functions here. Humans are 75% water, so could the moon have an impact on our lives? Check out the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Science Wednesdays: Birds of the Gods

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:22am -- WCVE

Living in the depths of the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the 16th century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them birds of paradise.

The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher.

National Conference Includes Trip to MathScience Innovation Center

The MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) recently welcomed forty Challenger Learning Center Directors from across the United States and Canada. These Directors, who are responsible for the operation of their own Challenger Learning Centers, spent the day at MSiC exploring a new learning simulation platform.

Question Your World: Can We Plant Fake Memories?

What happened to you yesterday? What did you learn? Our lives are built moment by moment and our memory is what allows us to understand the past and continue to operate in the present. So, what happens if your oldest memories get totally replaced? What if we can plant fake memories? Find out what this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia has to say about it.

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