Topic: science museum of virginia

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell Observatory. Since then it has been many things to many people, but for the first time ever, it's about to be the subject of an up-close study by the New Horizons team. What will we learn from Pluto?    The once...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Every year scientists discover newer and newer things about our Earth. There are constantly new stories about discovering unknown creatures, plant life, meteorological happenings, and beyond. While we're learning new things about our home we are also keeping an eye on things we've known for...

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...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In 1993 Steven Spielberg kicked our fascination with dinosaurs into high gear with the first Jurassic Park movie. Since then we've seen many more films, books, songs, and tv shows involving these extinct beasts. Over twenty years later the new movie further enforces our interest in...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Our built world is a pretty remarkable by-product of humanity. From door wedges to the International Space Station, we've become pretty good at making stuff. More recently the maker culture has exploded into many niche categories around the world, everything from custom-made knives to walls...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For nearly 400 million years our planet has been home to spiders. In their time on Earth they have become vital parts of ecosystems, some of nature's coolest architects, and they've even fallen down as rain from time to time. Wait a minute, can it really rain spiders?...
Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...

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...

Monday, May 4, 2015

We all know that polluting the environment has drastic impacts on everyone and everything including human health. A lot of these changes cause damage that takes generations to address or understand. Our air is one of the most important features of our planet. The stuff that fills so much of...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Paleontology is a great gateway to science because it ties together so many disciplines.  Medical, biological, geological, physical, and atmospheric sciences are just a few of the means by which scientists put together the story of life here on Earth. Dinosaurs ruled this planet for hundreds...

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