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What Can Nanotechnology Do For You?

Western Carolina University Professor Mary Anna LaFratta recently challenged her motion graphics students to create short animations about something so small you can’t see it – even with a conventional microscope. They needed to illustrate nanotechnology: science, engineering, and technology at the nanoscale—from one to one hundred nanometers. Nano means “billionth” and a nanometer is a billionth of a meter.

Question Your World: Can We Grow Food in Space?

Roses are red, violets are blue, and flowers grown in space are worth thinking about too. The astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have sent down a photo of a blooming flower in space which prompts today’s big question, can we grow food in space? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you.

Question Your World: How Old is Our Solar System?

To better understand our origins we send robots to study parts of the solar system, but occasionally parts of the solar system come to us. Recently a meteorite was discovered that pre-dates the Earth itself! How old is our solar system? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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