Tuesday, July 8, 2014
From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems, we have proven to be quite the inventive species. Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that...
Monday, June 2, 2014
Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories. Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer? Can our senses impact how long we live? We live in a very mysterious world....
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Our brain makes us what we are. Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important. We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way. So, what makes our...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
New species of dinosaurs are still being discovered. Check out this clip on Yongjinglong, the latest member of the dino family! Get more info on our current science blog, Question Your World.
Topics Covered: dinosaurs, dino, yoshi, Mario, Mario Bros, The Land Before Itme, jurassic park, evolution, china, dig, excavation, science, science museum of virginia, question your world, stem, Creatures, paleontology, Animation, Current Science, News, Modern, qyw, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Life Processes, Living Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Earth Science, biology, history
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Think Gravity is just about being stranded in space? The movie actually packs a good amount of accurate physics and astronomy-related science. Check out our review of the STEM in his blockbuster film!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Gravity, Movie, science, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Astronomy, stars, Humor, Comedy, Film Review, Spoiler, Spoilers, Alert, ISS, Shuttle, Explorer, NASA, Hubble, Doctor, Reel Science, physics, Gravity Movie, RVA, Zero gravity, Newton's Laws, orbits, Orbit, Earth Science, solar system, space, Space Exploration, International Space Station, Data, stem, Scientific Method, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Cinema, Drama, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, biology, chemistry
Is the world ending on Dec 21, 2012? The Mayan Calendar says it is, but if you look into the physics, astronomy, geology, and chemistry behind this prediction you may notice a different outcome!
Topics Covered: Bad, predictions, end of the world, Mayan Calendar, Dec 21 2012, Mayan, Calendar, End of the world dec 21 2012, Nabiru, bad predictions, Doomsday, science, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteoroid, Meteroid, Sun flair, Sun Flare, Disaster, Comedy, Humor, Animation, Calendars, Astronomy, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Accuracy, history, Anthropology, RVA, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Sytems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, physics
Check out the complex and interesting inner workings of some mammalian optics!
The pressure's on! Literally everywhere. Check out how various levels of air pressure have an effect of everything around you!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, Air Pressure, science, Combustion, Lab, Experiment, Laboratory, Air, Pressure, Atmospheric Pressure, Match, Fire, Balloon, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Physical Science, chemistry, physics, Explosion
Friday, September 7, 2012
Chemistry is at its coolest when put to action. Colorful flames and combustion help explain some radical reactions.
Topics Covered: Question Power, Radical Reactions, chemistry, science, Science Equipment, Chemicals, Science Demonstration, live science, question your world, Scientist, Lab, Laboratory, Experiment, Reactions, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Physical Science, physics