Dr. Universe: Why does the internet go down? -Mia, 11, Sheridan, Wyomingrcwebber
How does the Internet actually work? I know you can type in most anything and it just pops up and all that, but how? - Eden, 8, Oregonjaime.chambers
If you wrote me a physical letter, it would take a few days to reach me. You put the letter in your mailbox. A postal worker picks it up. Then it travels between different post offices on its journey from you to me.
But within seconds of you sending this question over the Internet, it was sitting in my inbox. How can this be?
The whole Internet works like the mail system—but much faster. That’s what I learned from Adam Hahn, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington State University.Read More ...
Dr. Universe: What’s the best story ever made in the world? – Jada, 13, New Jerseyrcwebber
How do I program a computer? –Ammon, 11, Magna, UTrcwebber
Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do.Read More ...
Will electricity ever run out? -Zoe, WArcwebber
Scientists could see and feel electricity in nature long before they discovered how to make it. Maybe you’ve seen it during a powerful electrical storm or felt a little shock from static electricity.
It happens because of tiny parts of atoms. They’re called electrons and they are everywhere.Read More ...