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The ABCs of Winemaking

Winemaking requires a delicate balance of agriculture, biology and chemistry. Physics and engineering also have roles in producing good bottles of wine.

Wine is the fermented juice of grapes or other fruits. Grapes contain two types of sugar, glucose and fructose, and other chemicals like tartaric acid, malic acid and amino acids. This gives grapes the right balance of chemicals to help preserve the wine and make it taste good.

Question Your World: How Does Traffic Impact Your Brain?

We’ve all heard about clogged highways, cases of road rage, and large amounts of CO2 emissions, but scientists just did a study on yet another aspect of traffic. It turns out that the environmental and psychological stresses are not the only effects that cars are having on us. Recently scientists asked the big question, how does traffic impact your brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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