The FCC is about to undergo a huge shift that could drastically affect the internet

Jessica Rosenworcel is the acting chairwoman of the FCC. (FCC /) On January 20th, the day of Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration, Ajit Pai stepped down from his role as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai’s departure came well before the end of his current term, which was scheduled to finish in June of 2021. […]

Drones could help create a quantum internet

illustration of drones above a city

The quantum internet may be coming to you via drone. Scientists have now used drones to transmit particles of light, or photons, that share the quantum linkage called entanglement. The photons were sent to two locations a kilometer apart, researchers from Nanjing University in China report in a study to appear in Physical Review Letters. […]

How the spread of the internet is changing migration

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The spread of the Internet is shaping migration in profound ways. A McGill-led study of over 150 countries links Internet penetration with migration intentions and behaviours, suggesting that digital connectivity plays a key role in migration decisions and actively supports the migration process. Countries with higher proportions of Internet users tend […]

Find the perfect internet speed for you

“So, can I have a treat or are you going to stay here waiting for this to load?” (Ga / Unsplash/) Internet providers plaster ads all over TV for “gigabit” internet speeds, and their websites imply that “HD streaming” is only possible with 150Mbps plans, and that decent multiplayer gaming requires 500Mbps. We can think […]

From the heart: study shows impact of social media appeals from COVID-19 frontliners

IMAGE: Two of the four simulated tweets used in the study show the two types of messages, and two simulated messengers. The other two tweets in the study switched the messages… view more  Credit: University of Michigan Anyone who’s on social media right now has probably seen them: Passionate pleas from health care workers, asking for […]

Increased social media use linked to developing depression, research finds

IMAGE: Brian Primack, University of Arkansas view more  Credit: University of Arkansas Young adults who increased their use of social media were significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, according to a new national study authored by Dr. Brian Primack, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and professor of public health […]

Five ways to go back in time on the internet

When you’re determined to find something, these tools will make it easier. (Daniel Lim/Unsplash/) The World Wide Web has been up and running since the early 1990s, and countless amounts of text, images, video, and audio have been uploaded since then. Run a web search today though, and it’ll serve you the newest pages first. […]

Internet connectivity is oxygen for research and development work — ScienceDaily

Fast and reliable internet access is fundamental for research and development activity around the world. Seamless connectivity is a privilege we often take for granted. But in developing nations, technological limitations can become stumbling blocks to efficient communication and cause significant disadvantages. Pete Goldsmith, director of the Soybean Innovation Lab at University of Illinois, works […]