Topic: innovation

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In the past three decades, we've seen technological growth from landline-only access to millions of web-wielding mobile devices. The capability to get access nearly anywhere is not the only major change, we've also significantly enhanced the rate at which we can transfer data. Despite the...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snowstorms are pretty fun except for the occasional bouts of extreme cabin fever and dealing with the frozen roads the next morning. Scientists are working on a cure for at least one of those issues. Today's big question is about post-storm roadway safety -  how could we deal better with...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Aside from light sabers, controversial striped dresses and Miss Universe mishaps there were lots of big science related headlines this year. 2015 was an innovative year for the science community and we could not close out the year without sharing some of our favorite science moments....

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As our technological progress moves ahead, we see more and more "smart" devices. Phones, cars, and tables have all been made more high tech in the past few years. The same has happened in the medical field, ranging from big complex processes to small household items, like band-aids. What...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marty McFly time traveled from 1989 to October 21, 2015 in the movie Back To The Future 2. There are tons of new pieces of technology that were put on display in the film, but the most noticeable one is flying cars. Since it's 2015, it's now fair game to ask the question: Where are all...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changes the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past, there is no doubt that a new...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ever since the Science Museum of Virginia created the Carpenter Science Theatre Company in 1996, professional theatre artists have provided the Museum with compelling, original live theatre presentations that literally put a human face on science and inspire people to explore science further by...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With an ever growing population, access to energy becomes a large factor in planning for the future. Many individuals and organizations have tried to bring alternative power methods to the table, but none have caught on just yet. A new option, the Power Wall, was recently introduced to the world...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries.  From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

​ Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing?   The ability to hear properly is vital to the human sensory experience. Traffic,...

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