No Wireless Neutrality
The net neutrality framework laid out by Google and Verizon exempts wireless networks from rules that would govern broadband service and allows providers to set up Internet 'toll lanes'.
The net neutrality framework laid out by Google and Verizon exempts wireless networks from rules that would govern broadband service because wireless technology is "competitive and still developing". Besides that exemption, which is worrying because wireless is the future of the Internet, the framework allows service providers to create toll lanes where higher paying customers receive better service: "Beyond the fuzzy contours of the non-discrimination principle, the companies' framework allows an explicit exception that could defeat the rule. ISPs would be permitted to offer services on their networks that are free from the non-discrimination requirements. For example, they could reserve a portion of their bandwidth for a toll lane that delivers selected companies' content or services in a better manner than the plain-vanilla Internet does."
How a cataclysm worse than what killed the dinosaurs destroyed 90 percent of all life on Earth.
While the demise of the dinosaurs gets more attention as far as mass extinctions go, an even more disastrous event called "the Great Dying” or the “End-Permian Extinction” happened on Earth prior to that. Now scientists discovered how this cataclysm, which took place about 250 million years ago, managed to kill off more than 90 percent of all life on the planet.
A new study discovers the “liking gap” — the difference between how we view others we’re meeting for the first time, and the way we think they’re seeing us.
We tend to be defensive socially. When we meet new people, we’re often concerned with how we’re coming off. Our anxiety causes us to be so concerned with the impression we’re creating that we fail to notice that the same is true of the other person as well. A new study led by Erica J. Boothby, published on September 5 in Psychological Science, reveals how people tend to like us more in first encounters than we’d ever suspect.
Using advanced laser technology, scientists at NASA will track global changes in ice with greater accuracy.
Leaving from Vandenberg Air Force base in California this coming Saturday, at 8:46 a.m. ET, the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 — or, the "ICESat-2" — is perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, and when it assumes its orbit, it will study ice layers at Earth's poles, using its only payload, the Advance Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS).
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