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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.

UVA Spacecraft Design Team to Launch Payload Aboard NASA Scientific Balloon

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:47pm -- WCVE

We have a desire to go into space to find out what’s on other worlds and to learn more about dangers such as Cosmic radiation. Nine University of Virginia students have teamed up with NASA to send a cosmic ray experiment 23 miles into space on a giant high-altitude balloon to determine how much radiation is too much. The students have been working on the project for 2 years and the NASA balloon with payload will launch any day now.  

BioTeach in Techtober 2015: Virginia Companies Engage Teachers in the Business of Bioscience

Science teachers from public and private schools and community colleges across the Commonwealth are invited to BioTeach 2015 on October 22nd. Teachers have the opportunity to join local life science companies to learn first-hand how businesses use science to improve human health and open career possibilities for students.

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