How do Netflix or Facebook know which movies you might like or who you might want to be friends with? Here’s a hint: It starts with a few trillion data points and involves some complicated math and a lot of smart computer programming.
Gazing up at the stars on a clear night often evokes a desire to contemplate the unknown. Past our view, through Earth’s atmosphere, and into deep space lie galaxies that stretch across cosmic time and into infinity.
Published on February 25, 2015 by Scott Gibson, NICS
Living in urban areas can offer convenient access to work, commerce, and culture, and perhaps that’s why more than half of the people on Earth call those places home now, with the number expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050, according to a report from the United Nations. Read about how urban microclimate impacts water use, energy use, and pollutant transport, as well as the overall comfort and well being of the inhabitants of urban areas.