Topic: Question Power

Friday, September 7, 2012

Natural gas generates 31% of Virginia’s energy. Whether it’s powering your house or is the butt of schoolyard jokes – this finite resource is a major player in energy consumption.
The Earth’s natural energy has been fueling ecosystems around the world for billions of years. What are some ways that we can tap into this renewable resource?
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?
Join us this month as we discuss the undeniable super star of the solar system, the sun! 93 million miles away, can hold one million earths, unbelievable temperatures...yet this is only a small-medium sized star. One of the billions in our galaxy alone! All life on this planet is directly impacted...
Track the world’s energy consumption in real-time. Learn about alternative energy sources and new developments in energy that will fuel our future.
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Step inside a record-breaking aluminum submarine that has voyaged across the world to the depths of the ocean. Created by Reynold’s Metals Company in 1964, The Aluminaut is the world’s first aluminum-created submarine. It set a record for the deepest dive by a submarine and travelled...
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Porous pavement has similar strength and appearance to regular pavement, but is permeable so that runoff (rainwater) can flow directly through its surface and into the soil. As a result, less water flows into the street sewer system. The parking lot located on the side of Museum has a section of...
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Bioretention areas are used to remove a wide range of pollutants and can help reduce stormwater runoff flow rates. Bioretention areas use vegetation such as shrubs, trees and grasses to filter and treat stormwater runoff and are modeled after the biological and physical characteristics of a...
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Unlike buildings with standard roof systems of asphalt, concrete or shingles, a green roof is covered with soil and vegetation. Trees and plants can help trap water and prevent stormwater run-off. In addition, the vegetation on a green roof provides a lighter colored surface, thereby reducing heat...
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The Science Museum of Virginia has worked with key partners to develop an environmental site design, demonstration, education and training center. Stormwater management technologies are being incorporated on-site at the Museum’s Broad Street location Our project initiatives...
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