Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009 — "NASCAR: The Science Behind the Speed" is the subject of a free public lecture, to be held May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Virginia's Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
May 08, 2009
May 7, 2009 — A new low-bandwidth, high-frame-rate videoconferencing technology that creates the appearance of three-dimensionality and a strong sense of co-presence without the use of expensive motion-tracking devices or multicamera arrays could eventually become available for cell phones, lapto
May 04, 2009
May 4, 2009 — A new center to develop technologies for converting methane gas and other hydrocarbon and fossil resources into readily transportable and higher-value liquid fuels is being established at the University of Virginia under a new $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009 — Teachers ask. Parents ask. "Why don't students like school?" Many students ask that question, too, as they struggle to stay attentive in class, while waiting for the bell to ring so they can pay attention to the things that really interest them.
April 20, 2009
April 20, 2009 — University of Virginia students took on the roles of farmers, policymakers, land developers, watermen and concerned citizens this month in the first large-scale testing of the U.Va.
April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009 — A reminder that the University of Virginia will hold a joint groundbreaking celebration Friday at 3 p.m. for two buildings that will serve as an engineering and science gateway to the University and support faculty and student research.
April 16, 2009
April 17, 2009 — The University of Virginia's Department of Physics will host its annual National Physics Day Show Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in room 203 of the Physics Building.
April 14, 2009
April 13, 2009 — The University of Virginia's two astronomical observatories will host several free open houses in the coming weeks.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009 — Picture the textbook atom.
April 01, 2009
March 31, 2009 — Deborah Lawrence, associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. Department of State, pending diplomatic security clearance approval.