If something is too small to see, how can you figure out what it looks like? That’s the problem scientists faced when they wanted to study the nanoscale (1 to 10 nanometers). They had to build completely new instruments that let them interact with a surface at the nanoscale.
Richmond, VA’s mayor Levar Stoney recently announced that the river city will reduce its heat trapping gas emissions a whopping 80% by the year 2050! The Office of Sustainability has also just released the 2017 annual progress report. So, let’s look at ourselves and see how we’re doing. How are Richmond’s climate resiliency efforts going? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Let’s say you’re driving down the road and your little gas light pops up on your car's dashboard. Clearly that’s your car telling you that you need to get more gas, right? Now, If only there was a way for our bodies to let us know when something is low or in need of attention.
Union and Confederate soldiers faced a common enemy: disease. Typhoid, measles, diarrhea and pneumonia were among the most common, but the most feared was smallpox. “Smallpox was a devastating disease. On average, three out of every 10 people who got it died,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes.
“Wonder Woman” is crushing it in theaters right now, but we don’t want to give away any spoilers, so let’s talk about some classic Wonder Woman stuff from her comic book career instead, specifically her invisible jet. Is Wonder Woman’s invisible jet possible right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University. For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.