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
Is the world ending on Dec 21, 2012? The Mayan Calendar says it is, but if you look into the physics, astronomy, geology, and chemistry behind this prediction you may notice a different outcome!
Topics Covered: Bad, predictions, end of the world, Mayan Calendar, Dec 21 2012, Mayan, Calendar, End of the world dec 21 2012, Nabiru, bad predictions, Doomsday, science, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteoroid, Meteroid, Sun flair, Sun Flare, Disaster, Comedy, Humor, Animation, Calendars, Astronomy, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Accuracy, history, Anthropology, RVA, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Sytems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, physics
Friday, September 7, 2012
Cool trends come and go – a lot has changed in the last few decades, especially in the Arctic.
Leonardo Decaprio's thoughts on Leonardo Da Vinci.
Neptune! Last planet in line! Enjoy some fun facts about this blue wonder.
What an amazing thing!! Walking on the moon. Happy Anniversary Buzz, Neil and Michael!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Moon Landing, Lunar Landing, science, UFO, July, space, Alien, aliens, 4th, Grade, 5th, Fireworks, Anniversary, Fourth, 4th July, astronauts, Astronomy, Buzz Aldrin, history, Michael Collins, NASA, Neil Armstrong, moon, Earth Flying, RVA, Data, stem, technology, Math, engineering, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, physics
Humanity has often turned to the skies for cosmic explanations – sometimes leading to amazing discoveries other times leading to bad predictions.
There sure is a lot of stuff orbiting around Earth! We had to put in a call to clutter cleaner Matt Paxton of TV's "HOARDERS" to help talk the Earth into cleaning up her space! Well, maybe not, but check out this clip to learn about the oh so trashy truth about space junk!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Cosmic Hoarders, Matt Paxton, space, Space Junk, Debris, Trash, Trash Man, Hoarders, Junk, RVA, earth, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, chemistry, physics
From rear view mirrors to disc brakes, the safety and efficiency of race cars has lead the way to many important inventions that make our day to day driving a lot easier!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, Racecar, question your world, nascar, Tires, Wheels, technology, Inventions, sports, racing, Auto Racing, Sport, Question, RVA, Data, STEM. Technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Dicovery, Driver's Education, Drive's Ed, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Physical Science, physics
Friday, March 2, 2012
The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech. When and where was the first recorded usage of the word? (Hint: Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...) Answer: Dr. Seuss holds the honor of...