Humans have been on the move since day one. Our history is built from various journeys and treks that have taken us to new places, enhanced our understanding of the world, and sharpened our technological savvy. As technology increases we'll find more efficient ways of exploring the world, including travel. What is humanity's next transportation breakthrough? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
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.