Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

September 05, 2007
Sept. 5, 2007 — Heat is motion, and atoms are always in motion — except when they’re ultracold. Then they sit still … at least nearly.
August 29, 2007
Aug. 29 , 2007 -- Voyage to the bottom of the sea, or simply look along the bottom of a clear stream and you may spy lobsters or crayfish waving their antennae.
August 16, 2007
Aug. 16, 2007 -- “Physics teachers need to talk to physics teachers,” said Chris Hahn, a high school physics teacher from Frederick, Md., as he stood in a lab full of physics teachers at U.Va.’s physics department. Hahn earned a master's degree in physics education from U.Va.
August 02, 2007
Aug. 2, 2007 -- Karen McGlathery slips from the side of the boat into the shallow, murky waters of Hog Island Bay, one of three major lagoons on the oceanside of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. “Oh, that’s cold,” she says as the chill of the morning water hits her.
July 26, 2007
July 26, 2007 -- Researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard University have found that high school coursework in one of the sciences generally does not predict better college performance in other scientific disciplines.
July 09, 2007
July 9, 2007 -- Michael Menaker, professor of biology and an international leader in the field of circadian rhythm research, received the Peter C. Farrell Prize in Sleep Medicine from the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine during an event there on June 6.
July 05, 2007
July 5, 2007 -- The black-eyed pea is a well-loved legume in the southern United States. Some call it “soul food”; others call it good luck when eaten on New Year's Day.
June 27, 2007
June 27, 2007 -- Astronomer Mike Skrutskie can neither leap tall buildings nor fly through space, but he does have the ability to observe the expanses of the universe in unusual detail.
June 05, 2007
June 5, 2007 -- Imagine 3,500 wind turbines, each at least as tall as a 40-story building, lining the ridges of Virginia’s mountains for about 400 miles (Shenandoah National Park is 100 miles in length). That is what would be needed, according to a U.Va.
May 17, 2007
May 17, 2007-- How much money would it take to get you to stick a pin into your palm? How much to stick a pin into the palm of a child you don’t know? How much to slap a friend in the face (with his or her permission) as part of a comedy skit?