The nature of the entire internet could change if ‘net neutrality’ regulations are adjusted. The Europe Commission, communications regulator Ofcom and the American F.C.C. are all consulting on whether internet service providers can really be compelled to treat all web traffic equally. At the heart of this debate is a philosophical question: is the web a simple utility? Do consumers pay internet service providers to get a service which is basically the same from all of them, or should ISPs be allowed to offer commercial entities privileged access?
Far from practicing witchcraft, the experimentation of medieval alchemists helped bring about the Scientific Revolution.
Innovative thinking has done away with problems that long dogged the electric devices — and both scientists and environmentalists are excited about the possibilities.
Along with gravitational lensing and ALMA’s incredible long-wavelength spectroscopy, JWST is reshaping our view of the early Universe.
Adopting a healthy scepticism towards inherited ideas means “emptying the container of the Self.”