Your garden may be a peaceful spot, but there’s a lot of chatter going on in those plant beds, even though it’s out of humans’ earshot. Scientists know that plants actually communicate. Now, at Virginia Tech, they’re finding out more about how they do it.
Neutrinos are the second most abundant particles in the universe. They’re invisible and seem to have little impact on our daily lives, but without them life itself, would not be possible. Now Scientists think they may be useful for monitoring nuclear reactors, like the one in Iran.
Physicist Enrico Fermi named the particle he had long surmised existed, neutrino Italian for ‘the little neutral one’ because, it has a neutral electrical charge.
Virginia, no longer ranked as the best state to do business, still has a strong economic footing, especially in Northern Virginia. But because the state is so heavily reliant on defense contracts which have recently been on the federal chopping block, Governor McAuliffe is looking to strengthen the state's economy through other avenues.
With all the talk about drones, you’d think the industry was ready to take off. But not until the Federal Aviation Administration determines safety rules for commercial U.S airspace. And that could be more than 2 years away. Meantime, that means no flying commercial drones without a special permit.