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.
One hundred years ago influenza spread across the world and killed 20 to 40 million people. The disease killed more in one year than bubonic plague did in four years during the 14th century.
John Davis is pleased as he inspects one of his hives for signs of a parasite that can wreak havoc on honeybees. “I can’t find a single mite today to save my neck, and that’s a good thing,” said the retired paper-manufacturing supervisor. He started beekeeping at age 15 when his biology teacher, who was a beekeeper, talked about bee research. Davis and his wife live in Powhatan County, where he has 40 hives.
Have you ever thought about what makes certain people special as a gamer? Is their mind super sharp - is that what helps them ace certain types of games? Now, think about which skills computers perform better than humans, and vice versa. What happens when you combine the two to solve problems? University of Virginia grad, Janet Rafner has found her place studying these questions at the Denmark-based research group, ScienceAtHome.