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History and Preservation of Mid-Lothian Mines

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:45pm -- WCVE

The remarkable remains of the beginnings of “America’s Industrial Might” still stand tall, deep in the woods in Chesterfield County. Chesterfield County was the coal capitol of the country, shipping coal all over the colonies from mine shafts sometimes 700 feet deep like this one - the Mid-Lothian Mine. One of the first major industrial sites in the United States became a 44-acre preserve when Mid-Lothian Mines Park opened in 2004.

Question Your World: Which New Material Was Just Invented?

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changed the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past there is no doubt that a new material will eventually replace an existing one. So, which new material was just invented? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

U.VA Physicists Participate in International Experiment to Study Origins of the Universe

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 8:56pm -- WCVE

Researchers at the University of Virginia are participating in a massive, international experiment, to study the origins of the universe. Neutrinos, subatomic remnants of the early universe, are high-energy particles that pass at nearly the speed of light through everything- our planet and our bodies. These ghostly particles are of intense interest to physicists because they may be a key player in how the universe came to be.

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