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Question Your World: Can We Give Sight to the Blind?

Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Overtime the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we are still trying to figure out many ways to fix damaged vision. Recently scientists worked on an old question, can we give sight to the blind?

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.

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