The challenge: build a remote-controlled robot that can stack storage totes, place a large recycling bin on top, and grapple with plastic pool noodles that the opposition is scattering across the competition floor.
Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet. For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, home to many of our meals, and even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which trees absorb the most carbon dioxide? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
There’s that indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time. This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has even been built into various traditions. In this act of romance people exchange comfort and intimacy, but that’s not all that’s exchanged when we kiss. So, what happens when we kiss? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
As years come and go we often look back and reflect on what’s happened that year. This year was an awesome one for science. Let’s look back at what science did in 2014. Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.