Friday, October 24, 2014
Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...
Topics Covered: battery, Chemicals, energy, News, power, question energy, Question Power, question your world, renewable, science, science museum of virginia, stem, sustainable, design, amazing, gel, addition, technology, remote, controls, waste, chemistry, Singapore, charging, phones, devices, research, Time, lithium, UV, recharge, storage, models, nanotubes, structures, plans
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change. Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...
Topics Covered: biology, climate, Earth Science, earth system, ecosystems, energy, meteorology, physics, power, Question Power, question your world, science, science museum of virginia, stem, sustainable, temperature, Wind, windmills, insects, entomology, agriculture, global circulation, weather, global temperature balance
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, 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...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that...
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Question Power, Idea Factory, science museum of virginia, question your world, stem, RVA, Transportation, Hyperloop, technology, travel, speed, evolution, space, air pockets, california, elon, energy, holiday travel, musk, pay pal, power, science, spacex, system, trains, vacation
Friday, September 7, 2012
Oil is a finite resource that powers a lot of our day to day world. Hurry now while supplies last!
Topics Covered: Question Power, oil, Watt, Watt Wall, power, energy, Non-renewable, resources, Measuring Energy, Global, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, numbers, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population, gas
Natural gas generates 31% of Virginia’s energy. Whether it’s powering your house or is the butt of schoolyard jokes – this finite resource is a major player in energy consumption.
Topics Covered: Question Power, Natural, gas, Natural Gas, Watt, power, energy, Measuring Energy, Global, Watt Wall, RVA, resources, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Physical Science, chemistry, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Changes, numbers, future, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population
The Earth’s natural energy has been fueling ecosystems around the world for billions of years. What are some ways that we can tap into this renewable resource?
Topics Covered: Question Power, geothermal, Geothermal Energy, Watt, energy, Watt Wall, Global, Measuring Energy, power, Heat, earth, resources, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Science, Phsyics, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Habitats, gas, numbers, fuel, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, Population, future
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?
Topics Covered: Question Power, Solar, Solar Energy, Watt, sun, Global, resources, Measuring Energy, energy, Watt Wall, RVA, power, Solar Power, green, Green Science, science, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, numbers, future, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population, climate, weather, Life Processes, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Force, Motion, physics
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What would have to happen for energy not to be a bigger and bigger focal point in our lives? The world’s population continues to grow, now projected to hit 9 billion by 2050. (It sometimes seems like the bulk of this commutes in from Short Pump on many weekdays.) The standard of living...