Monday, March 16, 2015
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's groundbreaking work on general relativity. In many aspects of the science industry, ideas are expanded upon or proven incorrect over the years, but how's general relativity doing 100 years later? After a century of...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Long and lush eyelashes have been associated with great beauty since before the time of Cleopatra. Recently some researchers looked at the science behind eyelashes and came to an eye opening conclusion! So, why do we have eyelashes? For quite a long time eyelashes have been considered...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Sometimes great ideas are born before the world is ready for them. The story of the electric car battery would be a great example of that exact occurrence. Currently we live in a world that is about to usher in many more electric cars in the very near future. So, what was the first...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Halloween is an awesome time of year to show off your creativity and crafty costume making skills right? Well, the world of science is no exception to that. While pirates, zombies and scary monsters are commonly found walking around on Oct 31st, there is plenty of room for other awesome costumes...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...
Topics Covered: battery, Chemicals, energy, News, power, question energy, Question Power, question your world, renewable, science, science museum of virginia, stem, sustainable, design, amazing, gel, addition, technology, remote, controls, waste, chemistry, Singapore, charging, phones, devices, research, Time, lithium, UV, recharge, storage, models, nanotubes, structures, plans
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change. Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...
Topics Covered: biology, climate, Earth Science, earth system, ecosystems, energy, meteorology, physics, power, Question Power, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, sustainable, temperature, Wind, windmills, insects, entomology, agriculture, global circulation, weather, global temperature balance
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The energy conversation here on Earth is very important because it has applications in nearly every aspect of our lives. Everything from the medical industry to waste management to technology and even entertainment are all subject to greater energy demands. Plants have created a way of...
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
America's favorite doll is putting on some space gear and heading to Mars. NASA and Mattel join forces to bring us MARS EXPLORER BARBIE!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Mars, Barbie, Ken, Toys, Dolls, Tea Party, Make Up, Cute, Humor, Fun, Silly, science, Pop Culture, Girls, women, Astronomy, space travel, Dangers, health, Data, technology, engineering, stem, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, RVA, space, solar system, Surface Tension, 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, Earth Science, biology, chemistry, physics
The human body, explored with numbers.
Topics Covered: the body human, B0D1E5, RVA, Bodies, health, wellness, Facts, Funny, Learning, Statistics, Math of Large Numbers, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Data, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Life Science, biology, chemistry, nutrition, Respiratory System