Topic: science museum of virginia

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...

Monday, October 14, 2013

The human nose does some pretty amazing things. It can play vital roles in how we communicate with facial expressions; it hangs out with groovy mustaches, and of course helps us detect smells. So what happens when something goes wrong with it? Can we replace our noses?  We...

Monday, October 7, 2013

After years of looking at extremely distant landscapes via photos and taking many guesses as to why Mars has the landscape it does, we finally have a little bit of the answer. Turns out that the Curiosity rover has scooped up some soil and identified water! So, what does water...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sometimes the Earth needs to readjust itself. When this happens we experience some pretty massive geological activity. Recently a large quake happened and changed a part of the Pakistan coastline. So, can an earthquake really just cause an island to pop up out of nowhere?  Earthquakes...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

In ten years even slow animals like turtles can clock a good amount of miles, so why do our rovers on Mars move even slower than that? Why can't these Mars rovers move any faster?  There are a lot of science fiction movies ranging from early more-primitive film...

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