Topic: Question Power
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Humanity has been fascinated by the concept of longevity. In the past 200,000 years of residence on this planet we've implemented a lot of technological changes that impact nearly every aspect of our lives. Our ability to eat food comfortably, stay warm in cold weather, and even...
Topics Covered: age, aging, biology, florida, fruit flies, genetics, life systems, longevity, ponce de leon, question energy, Question Power, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, the body human, immune system, medical research, physiology, health, FOXO genes, PGRP, Buck Institute
Thursday, January 23, 2014
From the letter press to cutting-edge 3-d bio printers, the story of printing evolution has come a long way! Currently scientists are using 3-d bio printing technology to create organs to help people in need. Pretty remarkable stuff!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Happy New Year! Millions of people gather each year in New York City to usher in the upcoming year. Billions more join this celebration in various other mega cities around the planet. So, what is a mega city? Each year around midnight on Dec 31st...
Topics Covered: Billions, celebration, cities, exponential growth rate, Humans, millions, new york city, numbers, Population, question energy, Question Power, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, tokyo, Mega Cities, urban areas, urban planning, environment, geography, sociology
Monday, December 2, 2013
For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world. For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like. Observations and...
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
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? ...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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!
Topics Covered: Question Power, Loom, Final, Render, science, Babbage, Jacquard, Laptop, Computers, Weave, Textile, Tapestry, Inventions, IBM, Calculator, Census, Animation, Illustration, Science Facts, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Building, Economics, Patents, Copyright, evolution, Weaving, Cotton, History of Technology, RVA, Matter, Industrial Revolution
You know what they call Kinetic Friction in France? Friction is a huge player in our day to day lives from parking to cooking to...umm...a lot of things.
Topics Covered: Question Power, Pulp Fiction, Pulp Friction, Friction, Pulp, Parody, Humor, Laughs, Copy Cat, Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino, kool and the gang, Gangsters, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Royale with Cheese, Pulp Fiction Parody, Static, Kinetic, science, RVA, richmond, Movie, Cinema, Force, Motion, energy, Physical Science, physics, Drama, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Funny
All life on Earth relies on this bond, Covalent Bond!
Topics Covered: Question Power, Covalent Bond, Bond, James Bond, 007, Skyfall, science, chemistry, H20, Bad Guys, Evil Plots, Humor, World Takeover, Eyepatch, Parody, RVA, Comedy, Funny, Matter, Ionic Bond, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Life Processes, Living Systems, Earth Resources, Life Science, Earth Science, biology, physics
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The race for the most efficient way to power our planet is happening right now. There are many options ranging from wind to nuclear to hydro power. Sometimes science has to turn to nature for inspiration, after all trees have been using solar energy to survive for millions upon millions of years...