Topic: physics

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet Armani, one of our awesome staff members at the Museum. Along with making sure things run smoothly for your visit at the Museum, he's also a huge science fan. Along with his love for science comes the love of scientists on TV. Check out Armani's Top 5 TV Scientists!   ...

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...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Justin Bartel is our astronomy and physics guru here at the Science Museum of Virginia. Physics is one of the most important branches of science and some pretty impressive thinkers have pushed the field along while simultaneously moving humanity forward as well. It's not easy to...

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, December 3, 2014

In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...

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?...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There are a lot of strange-sounding names attached to the planets, moons, and other bodies in our solar system. Sometimes, you might stop and wonder- ‘who named it that?!’ Sometimes the answer is simple, but like most things in astronomy, there’s often more to the story...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As technology continues to exponentially grow, we continue to see more and more amazing advances in robotics. So, what's the latest in the world of robotics?   Orchestras, athletic teams, TV casts, or even the human body are all comprised of smaller parts that play vital roles...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A long time ago our natural limitations were addressed by using technology.  Stone weapons and fire revolutionized the way we live regardless of our natural limitations.  Since then science has advanced a lot more and evolved our lives in the process.  How about vision? What's...

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