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Question Your World: What is the Power Wall?

With an ever growing population, access to energy becomes a large factor in planning for the future. Many individuals and organizations have tried to bring alternative power methods to the table, but none have caught on just yet. A new option, the Power Wall, was recently introduced to the world and could very well be a game changer in the energy business. It's got a cool name, a slick design, and comes from a very reputable organization, but how does it work? What is the Power Wall?

BioTeach 2015: Virginia Companies Engage Teachers in the Business of Bioscience

On Thursday, May 21st, science teachers from public and private schools as well as community colleges across the Commonwealth will descend on local life science companies to learn first-hand how businesses use science to improve human health and open career possibilities for students.

National Contest for Middle School Science Lab Makeover is Now Open

Northrop Grumman Foundation is on a mission to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), so they are making five grants of up to $100,000 available to public middle schools for their very own fabulous school lab makeover. The Fab School Labs online contest is open to submissions now through June 12, 2015. You apply and get your community to vote for your project. Want a new Science Lab?

Question Your World: How Can We Clean Up Our Air?

We all know that polluting the environment has drastic impacts on everyone and every thing including human health. A lot of these changes cause damage that takes generations to address or understand. Our air is one of the most important features of our planet. The stuff that fills so much of our world can get polluted as well. How can we clean up the air to prevent any harm? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Are Millennial Students Afraid To Speak Up In Classroom?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:16pm -- WCVE

An Instructor of Marketing at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business says his students seem more reluctant to speak up in class and actually seem “scared” to talk. Bill Bergman, who is also President and CEO of the Bergman Group, a Richmond marketing firm, says they tell him it is because they fear it would be broadcast across social media.

88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.

Question Your World: What Were Dinosaurs Really Like?

Paleontology is a great gateway to science because it ties together so many disciplines. Medical, biological, geologic, physical, and atmospheric sciences are just a few of the means by which scientists put together the story of life here on Earth. Dinosaurs ruled this planet for hundreds of millions of years, but the gaps in our knowledge have to be filled by using science. This is how over time we’ve started to see a more clear picture of what dinosaurs were really like.

Dominion Virginia Power Installs State's First Fully Integrated Solar & Battery Storage System

A solar installation at Randolph-Macon College is testing a solution by becoming the state’s first fully integrated solar and battery storage site of its kind, which will help provide a steady delivery of electricity even when the sun is not shining.

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