Friday, November 22, 2013
Our collective knowledge is constantly evolving – from new discoveries on distant planets to inventions for the smallest cells in our bodies. Here at the Science Museum of Virginia, we have been busy questioning our world and keeping you up-to-date with the most current science stories...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic album with some great musical performances, but one slight issue, there's no such thing as a dark side of the moon. There's a near and far side, but neither of those sides is ever permanently dark. Synchronous rotation allows for us to see one side...
From laptops to mobile devices to smoke detectors and beyond, batteries play a very important role in our lives. They've become stronger and longer lasting throughout the years. The question now is how do we make batteries even more efficient? ...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there? As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth. So, the big question...
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Monday, November 4, 2013
The brain has a pretty awesome resume. Everything from the Magna Carta to Snuggies are byproducts of the brain's pretty impressive range of applications. So, how does the brain really work? Consider the vastness of output from the brain: the wheel, agriculture, the...
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!
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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!
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The human body, explored with numbers.
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Did you know one billion chicken wings are consumed during the big game?
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Check out how a textile loom from the 1800s has something in common with your laptop! Years and years of work by several individuals help bridge the gap between these distant relatives!
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