Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University. For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.
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Which recent market place sensation has harnessed a groundbreaking scientific technology, has surpassed the sale of a half a billion dollars, is flying off the shelves everywhere, and uses some of the most fundamental laws of physics? No, it's not the new Tesla. It's the Fidget Spinner! Which brings us to our obvious big question for today, what’s the deal with Fidget Spinners? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
We are in the business of asking big questions. Is there any other life in the universe? Certainly a huge question, but totally worth digging into! What constitutes life could range from simple molecular organisms to highly evolved civilizations with advanced technology. Luckily, astronomers are looking for everything in that range and even have a few places to look.Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.