WOSU News Archives For July 2005

Getting from Here to There: A Probe’s Tale

12:00AM
July
12, 2005

Scientists continue to analyze debris from last week’s collision between a space rpobe and the Tempel 1 comet. Scientists hope, by getting a look at the inside of the comet, they can better understand the formation of the universe. Getting to the comet, though, required some thought – in fact, a lot of thought. Here’s how they did it:

COTA, other Ohio transit systems on alert after London bombings

12:00AM
July
7, 2005

Ohio public transportation officials are asking drivers and riders to be on the lookout for any unusual activity in response to fatal attacks on the subway and buses in London.

Local wetland tackles big projects

12:00AM
July
7, 2005

A thirty acre wetland in Columbus could provide help in the fight against pollution in the Gulf of Mexico a thousand miles away. The Olentangy River Wetlands Park near the OSU campus is looking to find ways to prevent pollution in both local rivers and in the Mississippi River Drainage Basin.

Columbus Doo-Dah Parade entertains thousands.

12:00AM
July
5, 2005

Whackiness pervaded the capital city on July 4th as hundreds of Doo-Dah paraders marched through the streets of Victorian Village and the Short North. Thousands of spectators lined the streets and cheered them on.

Working days are numbered for Chillicothe telephone operators

12:00AM
July
5, 2005

The Chillicothe Telephone Company is ending its operator services. 33 people will lose their jobs, including telephone operators and supervisers. Calls to directory assistance will be routed to a center in Illinois. Company officials say theirs was one of the last phone companies of its size to offer “live” local operators.

Math Fears: Part 1

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

A recent study shows a math gap among U.S. students and students in other industrialized countries. Recent assessments show a slight improvement, but math educators say the gap is still too wide. WOSU’s science reporter Brent Deschamp visited a math camp and talked to math educators to find out about the math gap first hand see if the gap was greater than the sum of its parts.

Math Fears: Part 2

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

America has a math problem. Too few understand too little about the exact science. In fact, a recent assessment ranks the U.S. 24th out of 29 industrialized countries. WOSU science reporter Brent Deschamp reports math educators are working to boost understanding of sums, quotients and quadratic equations.