Topic: science museum of virginia

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting.  The more we learn about them the more interesting they become.  Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, December 2, 2013

For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world.  For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like.  Observations and...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Everyone has had at least one cranky moment over being hungry, right?  Those moments are where the temperament of the mind has been altered by a need of the body, but what about other times?  Are there other occasions where brain function is impacted due to stomach related issues? Can...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Our collective knowledge is constantly evolving – from new discoveries on distant planets to inventions for the smallest cells in our bodies. Here at the Science Museum of Virginia, we have been busy questioning our world and keeping you up-to-date with the most current science stories...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic album with some great musical performances, but one slight issue, there's no such thing as a dark side of the moon. There's a near and far side, but neither of those sides is ever permanently dark. Synchronous rotation allows for us to see one side...
From laptops to mobile devices to smoke detectors and beyond, batteries play a very important role in our lives.  They've become stronger and longer lasting throughout the years.  The question now is how do we make batteries even more efficient?   ...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there?  As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth.  So, the big question...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Life is unpredictable and often shifts our plans around. We catch up on a lot of things, including sleep, but is catching up on lost z's good for you? How helpful is recovery sleep?  Time is easily one of our most precious resources. The unpredictability of life gives us...

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