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Question Your World: What Causes Kids to Become Near Sighted?

Vision is a pretty important aspect of life for many creatures on Earth. For thousands of years we have been trying to better understand our own visions. Scientists are now looking into what causes some of us to develop our near sighted vision. Technology plays a big role in our life, but some of this technology is causing some big changes in our eyes, especially for our children’s developing eyes.

Question Your World: Can We Create A New Way To Help Power Our World?

The global energy dialogue is easily one of the most important conversations happening right now. Our planet is home to over seven billion people and shows no signs of slowing down. How will we provide power to all of these people without jeopardizing our environmental and economic landscapes? Can we create a new way to help power our world?  Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Formed Underground or in a Lab: Diamonds Still Sparkle

Thinking about a diamond for your valentine? How about one made by scientists? 

General Electric announced in 1955 that its scientists had created a diamond. Although man-made, the synthetic diamond was pure carbon, just like a natural diamond. The company didn't enter the jewelry business but “used the stones to make tools for cutting and polishing metals, glass and even teeth,” according to GE Reports, a company newsletter.

Question Your World: How Will We Get Medical Updates In The Near Future?

A long time ago, we humans used to look up to the cosmos to get predictions on health and wellness. Comets, eclipses, and other celestial ongoings were thought to signify times of great health or plague and famine. As we progressed in our understanding of the world we start to rely more on doctors and less on what was happening in the sky. So, where are we now? We have a myriad of amazing technological assistance available to us virtually anywhere on Earth right now.

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