Earth & Sky
Are There Young Galaxies in the Local Universe: The Age of Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy I Zw 18
Thuan, Trinh X, Astronomy, Sponsor: Space Telescope Science Institute
We shall obtain deep V and I images of the most metal-deficient star-forming galaxy known, the blue compact dwarf (BCD) I Zw 18, which has only 2% of the sun's metallicity. The aim is to put constrai....
Explorations of the Milky Way's
Majewski, Steven R, Astronomy, Sponsor: U.S. Nsf - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
The past decade has seen a remarkable transition in perceptions of the formation and evolution of galaxy halos, fueled by new theoretical paradigms for the growth of structure in the universe via hier....
Ecological Consequences of Inbreeding in Plants for Plant-Herbivore Interactions
Carr, David E, Blandy Experimental Farm, Sponsor: U.S. Nsf - Directorate For Biological Sciences
More than half of all plant species self-pollinate at least 20% of the time and almost all species studied suffer reduced fitness as a result of inbreeding. Despite decades of intensive, detailed stud....
Creating Environmentally Wired Kids through the Use of Wireless Technology
Smith, David E, Environmental Sciences, Sponsor: Virginia Environmental Endowment
The goal of this project is to merge secondary school environmental education with research using innovative wireless technology on the Virginia’s Eastern Shore. We propose to use a novel Internet te....
The Shenandoah Watershed Study monitors the health of mountain streams and the creatures that live in them.
The baby universe’s first cry
A million years in five seconds
500 million years old and still a tot.
Jonathan Finch, tornado man
Meteorologist Jonathan Finch has made a name for himself as a student and chaser of severe storms.
The science of the vine
Fourth-year student turns from water to wine
Predicting the weather
Climate models bode ill for native species
LeRoy researches soil to improve agriculture
Rachel LeRoy wants to do agriculture the right way.