Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far-fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Humanity has used science to answer a lot of questions about the future. First we figured out the lunar cycles and predicted tides. Soon after we were predicting seasons and growth rates of crops. Then we looked out into the cosmos and learned how to predict the motions of celestial objects near...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
As a species, our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We...
Topics Covered: bad predictions, biology, brain, ethics, future, genetics, human behavior, mental processes, neurochemistry, neurology, predictions, process, psychology, science, science museum of virginia, stem, thinking, Time, Anthropology, sociology, mental health, behavioral science, personality, education
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Every event in the universe that we have been able to observe is deeply entangled with time. Time's forward impact has an influence on everything from the forming of distant galaxies to the wear and tear within our cells. The impact time has on us is called aging. This is a...
Topics Covered: age, biology, Body, cell wall, cells, communication, future, genetics, harvard, mitochondria, nucleus, Organs, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, steve miller band, the body human, Time, aging, anatomy, medical ethics, medical research, physiology, sirtuins
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...
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
What’s the future of fuel? Well, there are many ideas that have been presented ranging from solar to wind to hydropower. The growing energy needs of our planet will require some creative thinking and likely some ideas that don’t reside in the standard energy...
Friday, September 7, 2012
What is one way to harness sustainable energy? The answer is blowing in the wind.
Topics Covered: Question Power, Wind, Wind Power, Watt, Watt Wall, science, energy, Global, Renewable Energy, Measuring Energy, RVA, resources, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resouces, physics, numbers, future, green, eco, Money, Planning, fuel, Population, renewable, Accounting
Water is a vital necessity for all life on this planet, but also plays a huge role in our energy consumption. Want to learn more? Consult a dam expert.
Topics Covered: Question Power, water, Water Power, Hydroelectricity, Watt, Watt Wall, resources, science, energy, Global, Measuring Energy, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, numbers, Force, Motion, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Changes, Earth Resources, Physical Science, Earth Science, Phsyics, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, Fuel Population
Oil is a finite resource that powers a lot of our day to day world. Hurry now while supplies last!
Topics Covered: Question Power, oil, Watt, Watt Wall, power, energy, Non-renewable, resources, Measuring Energy, Global, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, numbers, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population, gas