Net Neutrality: Predicting the Future of the Internet

This map shows the availability of broadband Internet Access in the United States. Image courtesy of Broadband.gov

The court struck down Net Neutrality once more: Does this mean the end of the Internet? If ISPs try to ruin ‘Online’ for everyone, are there other options?

Controlling Plants with Light: LEDs to Change Plant Growth

phytochrome photoreceptor

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are becoming more useful as they grow cheaper and more efficient. Researchers can now even use LED lights to control plant growth.

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Bitcoin Vulnerability: Are You at Risk of Losing Money?

Are Bitcoins just another currency to add to your list? Image by schoschie

Is the Bitcoin system vulnerable to hackers? The mining system is based on trust, but a dishonest ‘miner’ could bring the whole Bitcoin system down!

Beta Testing: Obamacare Website Has Problems from the Start

ObamaCare website has problems with glitches and traffic from the start. Image by shane_d_k

Users on the PPACA website have experienced problems since launch on October 1, 2013. Could the U.S. Government have avoided this with beta testing?

Government Websites and the Shutdown Showdown: Amber Alerts Down, ‘Let’s Move’ Up

NASA.gov is down - but pages on the site that cater to kids are up. Screenshot by Decoded Science.

The White House determines which websites remain up during the shutdown, and which are blocked or shut down. Where are the costs involved in running a site?

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