Topic: Question Power

Friday, April 29, 2011

As gas approaches $4 per gallon, we are all looking for ways to save. Lots of advice is circulating around, but which tips will actually save fuel? Let’s separate fact from fiction: Fact: Slow down. Why? There’s this little problem of air and drag. As you zoom down the road at...

Monday, April 18, 2011

The above drawing is a futuristic view of the world as envisioned by Reynolds Metals Co. in the mid-1960s for what the future would hold for the Aluminaut (shown as the dark vessel at top left).   Here are some projects it was believed the Aluminaut would initiate:...

Friday, April 15, 2011

If you lowered the thermostat on your water heater by one degree this year, you could save enough energy to microwave 207 bags of popcorn or power a fish tank for 19 days. If 1000 people joined you, we could power 10 homes for 30 days or power a hospital for 4 days. More...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This image made available from Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News, shows the damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan, on March 15, 2011. White smoke billows from the No. 3 unit. Credit: AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Plastic shopping bags: do ya’ love ‘em or hate ‘em? They are a mixed bag in my book - I love the convenience but hate the trash they create. Today is America Recycles Day. To commemorate the day, Virginia is launching the “A Bag’s Life” campaign at the State...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Suppose you are going on vacation and want to save on your heating bill.  Which will save more - turning off your heat completely (assuming your pipes won't freeze) or just setting the thermostat to a lower temperature? In other words, does it cost more to heat the...
Last week, the Richmond area received about five inches of rain, which helped to reduce the rainfall deficit in our area for the year. For the record, though, we’re still short by 4.9 inches of rainfall for the year. During the weekend before remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole drenched...

Friday, August 20, 2010

During lunchtime the other day, I stopped by our Bayscapes demonstration garden in front of the Museum, to weed the Black-Eyed Susans. Bayscapes features native plants of Virginia that residents can use in their home landscaping which also improve water quality in the James River and Chesapeake Bay...

Friday, July 2, 2010

By Ben Remo Science Museum of Virginia Intern   One of the coolest sports during the hot months of summer may look like nothing more than a balancing act. However, there is a lot more to surfing than just staying up. To surf is to master the waves and motion of the water. Here,...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

By Fernando Luna Vera Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry Department, VCU Science Museum of Virginia Volunteer   On August 16th 2008 millions of people witnessed one of the greatest achievements in the history of the Olympics games, Michael Phelps winning his eighth gold medal in...

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