News tagged with electricity networks

FCC chairman seeks conditions on Comcast, NBC deal

(AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission proposed regulatory conditions Thursday to ensure that cable giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal.

Dec 23, 2010
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Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor

German scientists have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light. The research team can activate single receptor neurons out of 28 olfactory neurons in ...

May 26, 2010
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European innovation tackles power cuts

Many European countries have just endured their coldest, most protracted winter in decades, and the importance of a secure and reliable energy supply has never been more evident. Additionally, bad weather can cause unprecedented ...

Apr 30, 2010
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Rethinking networking

Today, data traveling over the Internet are much like crates of oranges traveling the interstates in the back of a truck. The data are loaded in at one end, unloaded at the other, and nothing much happens ...

Feb 12, 2010
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Comcast aims to reshape entertainment with NBC

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. announced Thursday it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion, giving the nation's largest cable TV operator control of the Peacock network, an array of cable ...

Dec 03, 2009
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GE, Vivendi talks over NBC Universal stretch on

(AP) -- A deal for Comcast Corp. to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal and create one of the most powerful media companies in the world is taking longer than expected as the current owners tussle over ...

Nov 20, 2009
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