Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

April 04, 2007
April 4, 2007 -- Mike Timmins has a room full of toys. About 2,000 of them. All are gizmos and gadgets mixed and matched and concocted in assorted ways to demonstrate the principles of physics. The idea is to popularize the science and make it approachable to students of all ages.
April 02, 2007
April 2, 2007 -- It’s not a question of if; it’s a matter of when.
March 12, 2007
March 12, 2007 -- John Mather, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and a professor at the University of Maryland, will give the 37th annual Hoxton Lecture in Physics on Thurs., March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Auditorium (Room 402).
February 08, 2007
Feb. 8, 2007 -- Astronomers from the University of Virginia and other institutions have found that Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, is a “cosmic graffiti artist,” pelting the surfaces of at least 11 other moons of Saturn with ice particles sprayed from its spewing surface geysers.
February 07, 2007
Feb. 7, 2007 -- Children’s conduct problems -- skipping school, sneaking out of the house, lying to parents, shoplifting, or bullying other children -- are a major source of concern for parents and teachers.
February 06, 2007
Feb. 6, 2007 -- Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified what appears to be a major missing link in the process that destroys nerve cells in Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable disease that slowly destroys memory and cognitive abilities. The findings are reported in the Nov.
February 02, 2007
Feb. 2, 2007 -- Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Science Museum of Virginia Director Dr. Walter R. T. Witschey announced Jan. 30 that George Hornberger, the Ernest H.
January 22, 2007
Jan. 22, 2007 -- The National Academy of Sciences has awarded the James Craig Watson Medal to Michael F.