McKinsey Global Institute ranks it as one of the largest sectors of growth in the coming years, describing "a tremendous wave of innovation productivity and growth... all driven by Big Data."
It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but the Sun erupted on Tuesday evening, releasing a torrent of charged particles that could have many implications on our infrastructure.
I wonder how many other inventors would dare to follow Musk's lead. I guess as space travel is such a small and specialised market, it's a risk which Musk can take, though ultimately extremely lucrative.
One of my favorite quirks of the English language is that the words lunar and lunatic both derive from the same Latin root; the connection, of course,...
Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.