Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of agriculture nationwide, and one that is projected to grow due to market demand for healthy, locally produced foods. It now accounts for 50% of the world’s food fish, and becomes more important every day, especially where there is hunger. Learn more about Virginia State University’s Aquaculture Field Day that took place on October 22 in this special report by 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne.
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Visit extreme locales — from the highest mountain to the greatest canyon — and learn how these places test their inhabitants to the limit. On Mount Everest, a Sherpa has to rope a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for the hundreds of foreign mountaineers who will arrive for climbing season. In the Grand Canyon, conservationists desperately try to ensure the survival of one of America’s few surviving condor chicks. And, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, farmers fight pitched battles with elephants in the dead of night.
A small, start-up company in Charlottesville is set to tackle the problem of contaminated water worldwide, with a small, silver-infused ceramic pill--the MadiDrop. This new University of Virginia-inspired public benefit company with a global health mission has opened administrative offices and a small production facility in Charlottesville.
It’s almost Halloween again, a great opportunity to get into some scary things in the science world! While ghouls and goblins don't scare most of us, there are some very frightening things that science has been trying to tackle for sometime now. Some of them have to do with dangers that lurk billions of miles away while others deal with the scary stuff that happens within our bodies, like microsleep.