Topic: question your world
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...
Monday, July 1, 2013
For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches? Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Why do we like the music we like? Think about all the music you've ever listened to. Everything from Beethoven's 5th to "Call Me Maybe" are processed through the brain, but what about them allows the brain to say yay or nay? So, why...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long way away from the end of our solar system. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this is not how the limits of our solar system ...
Thursday, January 3, 2013
So, who’s up for grabbing lunch in Tokyo today? Yes, Tokyo, Japan. Well, today this may not be a possibility, but scientists are working on new plane designs that could make this lunch date a distinct possibility. XCOR, a rocket engineering firm, has announced the...
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
Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!
Topics Covered: the body human, coffee, drinks, qyw, question your world, beverages, food, health, home, nutrition, wellness, the body human, Drink, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, United States, Unites States of America, Life Science, chemistry, biology, Life Processes, Liquid, Chemicals
From rear view mirrors to disc brakes, the safety and efficiency of race cars has lead the way to many important inventions that make our day to day driving a lot easier!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, Racecar, question your world, nascar, Tires, Wheels, technology, Inventions, sports, racing, Auto Racing, Sport, Question, RVA, Data, STEM. Technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Dicovery, Driver's Education, Drive's Ed, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Physical Science, physics
The human body is a pretty amazing and complex thing. to celebrate the human body, and our summer exhibition Body Worlds & The Brain, we made some eye-catching visits to two of our community partners who know a lot about the human form - The Richmond Ballet and The Downtown YMCA.
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
Topics Covered: the body human, brain, sports, Football, science, question your world, Bodies, Body, Brain Power, Oxygen, Brady Bunch, science museum of virginia, virginia science museum, science museum, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Life Processes, Life Science, biology