|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2017|
What's the simple science behind motion sensors, touch screens, and toasters? How do we glide through tolls using an E-Z Pass, or find our way to new places using GPS? Here James Kakalios takes us on an amazing journey into the subatomic marvels that underlie so much of what we use and take for granted, explaining how our refrigerators keep food cool, what keeps planes airborne, and how our wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps. Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the interplay of the invisible forces that surround us, demonstrating that—far from the abstractions conjured by terms like Higgs Boson, black holes, and gravity waves—sophisticated science is also quite practical.