Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

Astronomy professor Ed Murphy considers the chances

How exactly can you evaluate whether there really might be life on other planets? The answer is a paradox, says UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy.

Fall 2013

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from UVA alumni

Five new books from UVA alumni.

Fall 2013

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

UVA engineering team wins international competition

UVA engineering team wins international competition with solar-powered wheelchair.

Fall 2013

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Fall 2013

Flight of the Cicadas

Flight of the Cicadas

Professor Haibo Dong studies the flight dynamics of bugs to gain insight on robotic flyers

Professor Haibo Dong studies the flight dynamics of an ancient bug to gain insight on robotic flyers.

July 17, 2013

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

A Summer Session sampler

From gangster films to cell biology to teaching technology, take a crash course in some of the material taught during Summer Session.

July 16, 2013

Required Reading

Required Reading

with Rosalyn Berne

Professor Rosalyn Berne discusses her new science fiction novel, "Waiting in the Silence."

Summer 2013

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

Blandy Farm director describes nature’s silent strategies for survival

Learn about the defense mechanisms of some of nature's most cunning survivors.

Summer 2013

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Researchers at UVA test out a handheld ultrasound device, a scalpel-free brain surgery method and a cancer-fighting protein.

Summer 2013

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

UVA research that could change the world

From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some UVA research that could change the world.

Summer 2013

The Quality of Souls

The Quality of Souls

A mother works to find a cure for her son’s syndrome

Alumna Audrey Davidow Lapidus writes about how a rare genetic syndrome has shaped her son's life as well as her own.

Spring 2013

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor invents a new substance

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

Spring 2013

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.