Smart devices are showing up in homes across the country — from controllers like Amazon Echo and Google Home to smart thermostats, garage door openers and everything in between. Even the power grid is starting to transition to smart technology, even though most people don’t realize it. What is the smart grid, and how can transitioning to it benefit society?
We’ve been looking up and wondering about the sun and stars since time immemorial— but up until now, all our observations have been from a distance because of the intense heat our home star generates. That will change soon — thanks to the Parker Space Probe that will launch Aug. 11. This new probe will be able to touch the sun — or at least its outer atmosphere. How can the new solar probe stand up to the heat?
Science fiction has conjured up countless pictures of what life could look like if humans could colonize space. But is space colonization even possible?