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Is the Richmond Rainy Season Changing?

As the spring makes way for summer there are a few things we can usually look forward to. Spring cleaning chores, pollen, and lots of rain! Spring cleaning is what it is and downsizing is a pretty mentally healthy thing after a long winter spent mostly indoors. Pollen, we happened to have just done a piece on pollen recently, so check that out to lear more on our regional pollen intensity. That leaves, rain!

What's The Next Big Transportation Upgrade?

There are billions of people that get around every single day using all kinds of modes of transportations. For moving the most people at once we still rely on the conventional trains, plans, and automobiles, but all that could change thanks to new innovations in the transportation technology industry. Every day researchers and scientists are looking for ways to develop new 21st century options for how we move around.

Is Richmond Getting Warmer?

As the global climate changes scientists become more and more interested in how this will impact our day to day lives. Food, health, transportation, economics, and many other daily needs factor into this conversation. We’ve heard about the distant polar bears and ice sheets, but what about right here at home? Climate scientists just had a pretty big study that involved Richmond, VA. Is Richmond getting warmer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

How Do Scientists Make Stronger Materials?

Science is always working on new ways to make our world a little better to live in. We’ve made huge strides in how we resource and use materials to allow a world full of buildings, iPhones, cars, toys, and all the other stuff that we use in our lifetimes. The pursuit for better materials is something that many scientists take quiet seriously. Recently some researchers found a way to make something smaller while making it much stronger. How do scientists make stronger materials?

How Can Studying Ice Tell Us About Ocean Temperature History?

Scientists are always finding new ways to collect interesting information. For those studying climate change there are a lot of awesome new opportunities. Not only do we need to understand today’s climate, but we also need to know about the Earth’s ancient climate for the sake of making comparisons. Studying the Earth’s ancient climate is pretty cool on it’s own, but even cooler when you get scientists to look into ancient ice cores. How can studying ice tell us about ocean temperature history?

How Do Scientific Breakthroughs Help Market Products?

Let’s talk about one of the biggest news stories of 2018 and perhaps one of the coolest milestones in science history. The event got tons of coverage around the world and folks are still writing about the spectacle of the big launch. Elon Musk and his team certainly got a lot of attention and perhaps that's a great way to approach marketing these big project. Considering that very few people that saw the event will be in a position to buy a ticket for a ride on the Falcon Heavy, but what about that roadster that was launched into space?

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