2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s groundbreaking work on general relativity being published. In many aspects of the science industry ideas are expanded upon or proven incorrect over the years, but how’s general relativity doing a 100 years later? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute has recently become the first in Central Virginia to perform surgery to repair a leaking heart valve with a simple clip. 88.8 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
A pair of high-intensity robotics tournaments are heating up the winter landscape in Richmond, as top scholastic teams from across Virginia and beyond are drawn to the contests.
Long and lush eyelashes have been associated with great beauty since before the time of Cleopatra. Recently some researchers looked at the science behind eyelashes and came to an eye opening conclusion! So, why do we have eyelashes? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Arun Subramanian, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University has just been awarded a half-a-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, to build a better battery to help your smart phone work better and even power your car.
Today, we’re traveling to the mid to late-nineteenth century to meet Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. He pioneered several firsts in his field: opening the first hospital with an interracial staff in 1891 and performing the first successful open heart surgery in 1893.
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 improved our quality of life through their research efforts in biology, engineering, physics, chemistry and even sharks. That’s right, sharks. So, who’s Virginia’s shark expert?
There are many tools used to measure many different types of data sets. Thermometers give us various temperatures, odometers measure distance, and so on. Every now and then a new tool has to be created to gauge a new set of data. That is exactly what has just recently happened. So, what is a hedonometer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.