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Rising Stars! Young Scientists and Innovators in Central Virginia

We have a lot to be proud of here in Virginia. And we are very proud of our Rising Stars! Virginia students who are  working hard to improve our nation's standing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each year, thousands of students in Virginia conduct scientific research, develop innovative solutions to world problems, and compete in statewide and national STEM competitions.

Question Your World: Could Humans Use Photosynthesis?

The race for the most efficient way to power our planet is happening right now. There are many options ranging from wind to nuclear to hydro power. Sometimes science has to turn to nature for inspiration, after all trees have been using solar energy to survive for millions upon millions of years. Could humans use photosynthesis to power our lives? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: Can We Print Organs?

Consider the history of printing. From very early fragile letters to recent developments in modern printing, this technological journey is pretty remarkable. Modern day printers are pushing the limits of both technology and biological research. So, can they print organs yet? Learn more in this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

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.

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.

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