Topic: physics

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In the past three decades, we've seen technological growth from landline-only access to millions of web-wielding mobile devices. The capability to get access nearly anywhere is not the only major change, we've also significantly enhanced the rate at which we can transfer data. Despite the...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tis the season for online holiday shopping, so let's look at some technology in the works to make the gift delivery process way more advanced. What's the future of delivering presents?   Cyber Monday is the first Monday that follows Thanksgiving. In 2015, shoppers spent over...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changes the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past, there is no doubt that a new...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

College students, high level business execs, parents, and just about anyone that does anything is always wishing they had more time. Lucky for us, our wishes have been granted in 2015. This year will officially be one second longer. Why did we add an extra second this year?   Our...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With an ever growing population, access to energy becomes a large factor in planning for the future. Many individuals and organizations have tried to bring alternative power methods to the table, but none have caught on just yet. A new option, the Power Wall, was recently introduced to the world...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum of Virginia. During this period, world renowned men and women have improved our quality of life through their research efforts in biology, engineering,...

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...

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