Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

February 29, 2008
February 29, 2008 — Adults and very young children apparently have an innate ability to very quickly detect the presence of a snake from among a variety of non-threatening objects and creatures such as a caterpillar, flower or toad, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Virg
February 28, 2008
February 28, 2008 — If your watch is slow by one second per day, most likely you won't notice. But after six months, you'll be getting to meetings three minutes late. After a year, you'll be behind time by about six minutes. Most likely you'll reset your watch.
February 21, 2008
February 21, 200 — University of Virginia researchers participated recently in a briefing and technology demonstration before the U.S. Senate's Special Committee on Aging.
February 18, 2008
February 18, 2008 — The eastern United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday, Feb. 20. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow. Within the space of a few hours, the bright full moon will disappear, cross Earth's shadow, and then reappear.
February 15, 2008
February 15, 2008 – James Galloway, a University of Virginia environmental sciences professor, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Fellows are nominated by their colleagues for "eminence in the earth and space sciences."
February 13, 2008
February 13, 2008 — University of Virginia research scientist Greg Black, working with astronomers at NASA and other institutions, has captured images of a small asteroid that passed relatively close to Earth on Jan. 29.
February 08, 2008
February 8, 2008 – The University of Virginia is hosting a lecture to kick off its Panama Initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The initiative is a teaching-and-research collaboration between U.Va.
January 31, 2008
January 31, 2008 — About 80 percent of all driving errors leading to collisions are caused by inattention.
January 18, 2008
U.Va. Student  Founds, Promotes National Dark Sky Week  
January 04, 2008
Jan. 4, 2008 — Stephen Macko says one word in the film's trailer: "Pork." He says it authoritatively, with a firm downward gesture of the hand.