On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We’ve yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is water on Mars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Article by: Jerrold Samford, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Troutman Saunders--A dramatic total lunar eclipse is (pardon the pun) on the horizon for eastern North America. The “partial eclipse” will begin around 8:07 p.m. Sunday night, September 27th. The full eclipse will begin about 9:11 p.m. and the maximum eclipse will be at about 9:47 p.m.. Totality will last an hour and 12 minutes.
In the vastness of space there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as important research destinations. Perhaps that will change when we start asking questions like can life exist on moons? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Calling all makers and maker wannabes! RVA MakerFest returns to the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event features interactive demonstrations in science, art, technology, engineering, sustainability, food, music, crafts, and fashion.
New discoveries constantly change the way we approach familiar topics. A recent discovery in South Africa is now questioning everything we thought we knew about our family tree. So, who’s our newest family member? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Are you fascinated with the idea of humans colonizing Mars? Are you asking yourself - why Mars? Or why should we humans go to Mars at all?
Article by: Karen M. Layou, Ph.D., Professor of Geology, Reynolds Community College -- Are you looking for an outdoor activity for fossil lovers and their families? Get everyone outside for some fossil hunting at York River State Park! Along the banks of the York River, this park is within an hour’s drive from Richmond.
Researchers at UVA say some football collisions are like a car crash. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
Richard Kent, a Biomechanical Engineer at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues are experts in protecting the body. Their lab is examining everything in football protective gear, head to toe. Better helmets have reduced concussions 35% in two years, but Kent says that is not enough.
As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented some people started to notice they don’t do well with those chemicals interacting with their skin. Currently, most of our advancement is in the digital and technical world. One of the biggest breakthroughs in recent times is the advent of Wi-Fi technology. Can we be allergic to Wi-Fi signals?