Since the Wright brothers’ historic takeoff from Kitty Hawk in 1903, many of us have grown up with dreams of working in aviation. The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
Curiosity, determination, humanity, humility and passion. These are all words that describe the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, Engineering for Rising STARS) Semifinalists.
Here’s a great activity to do at home and sneak in some cool science. You can build a 2- wheel balloon car and use your breath to power it!
What motivates people to donate their bodies, and how has medical voluntarism changed over the last century? Susan Lederer, Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics shared her scholarship on this fascinating topic in her talk “The Philanthropy of The Body.”
If you’ve ever watched television, you’ve probably wondered about the origins of the picture you were watching. Well, that television signal travelled a long way from the camera that recorded your favorite TV program to your television set.
Teachers are implementing more coding in the classroom to prepare their students for the future. Recently, the Virginia Department of Education approved computer science to be a part of Virginia SOL content.
In just a few short years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, sometimes called drones) has risen dramatically. You may know someone who flies one as a hobby, and you’ve certainly seen the breathtaking bird’s-eye footage they can produce for movies and television.
Many city dwellers take nutrition matters into their own hands through Urban gardening. But is urban air good for our garden veggies?
For those trying to maintain a nice yard, you know pests can totally be an issue, right? Well the same thing applies for big scale projects, like grassland restoration. For example, planting seeds to revive a region’s flora is significantly more difficult if local critters are eating up the seeds before they have a chance to grow. Non-toxic approaches are obviously not ideal, so looking for a natural alternative led scientists to a hot new idea, using peppers!