Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future
Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.
France attacks ICANN as unfit for internet governance
France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses on Wednesday, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought.
New .wine online domain set to be uncorked
Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.
Funky ferroelectric properties probed with X-rays
Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties ...
Four-color theorem linked to crystal's magnetic properties
Small businesses get a shot at the big time with .London
The launch of the .London domain name has been accompanied by a great deal of hype but the change is more than just cosmetic. This is a real opportunity for smaller organisations to make their mark in the ...
Free the seed: OSSI nurtures growing plants without patent barriers
Emerging research suggests a new paradigm for 'unconventional superconductors'
An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied "unconventional superconductor" TiSe2, finding that it does ...
A faster internet for your smartphones
Most of us spend a significant portion of our time on our phones. So when the Internet connection slows or stalls, it can interrupt our lives to a maddening degree. We complain about the network, shut down apps, and double-check ...
Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to ...
Internet lords keep .wine bottled for now
Internet overseers are keeping .WINE and .VIN online addresses bottled in the hope a few months of aging will make them more palatable.
Global support for reduction in govt control of web domain names
A plan to give control of the Internet's technical operations to a diverse range of groups, including governments and businesses, instead allowing the state sole power, is gathering international support, ...
Scientists find a molecular clue to the complex mystery of auxin signaling in plants
Wikipedia lists 65 adjectives that botanists use to describe the shapes of plant leaves. In English (rather than Latin) they mean the leaf is lance-shaped, spear-shaped, kidney-shaped, diamond shaped, arrow-head-shaped, ...
Singapore talks on Internet's future hear plea for freedom
Control of the Internet should be handed from US supervision to a diverse group of stakeholders, and not to governments that could limit freedoms, a meeting on the web's future heard Monday.