Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Why is mathematics so astonishingly successful at describing the universe we live in? Is it because, as Galileo famously stated, that the universe is a grand book written in the language of mathematics, or is it just a strange coincidence that our attempts to describe the world mathematically have succeeded time and time again?
2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum. During this period, world renowned men and women have changed the world through their research efforts exploring technology, nature, the vastness of the universe, and some have taken a closer look at the world within us.
Are you a high school junior or senior? Planning on a career in tech? In need of a summer opportunity to jazz up your skill set? The Virginia Technology Internship Program (VTIP) is the answer! Apply by April 3rd to be considered for this top-notch internship matching program. VTIP will connect the best and brightest high school interns with local technology leaders for a minimum of 8 weeks for 20 hours per week at $10/hr. Sweet deal, right?
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has awarded nine partnership grants totaling more than $1.6 million to increase the content knowledge and sharpen the classroom skills of 649 teachers in science and mathematics.
Do you love the James? The environment? Are you a high school student looking for a top-notch skill-building opportunity this summer? Look no further!
Abnormal cellular growth has caused one of the largest medical issues to ever face humanity, cancer. Throughout recorded history there have been documented cases of this disease in literature, stories, paintings, and fossilized in bones. Hundreds of thousands of humanity have brought us to where we are today. Are scientists looking at new ways to treat cancer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The global energy dialogue is a very important one. As the population grows at a faster and faster rate we rely more and more on the limited resources here on Earth. While many go on TV or online video-casts talking about the powers of green energy, others are taking the message to the streets, all over the world. The latest example of that is a potential world record breaker that will circumnavigate the globe to spread the word about renewable energy resources. So, what exactly is the Solar Impulse 2 all about?