As a species our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We plan for things in our calendars, book vacations based on the temperature, use certain ingredients to enhance foods, and so on.
Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries. From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific breakthroughs that took place here at home. So, who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
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.