Georgia Tech researchers develop 'Encore' to monitor Web access
Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool to monitor the accessibility of Web pages around the world that can be installed by adding a single line of code to a web page. The tool, Encore, runs when a user visits a website where the code is installed ...
Net regulator says push for government control is 'dead'
The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be "dead on arrival" but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the US cedes its oversight ...
US gains Internet speeds, but gaps remain
Americans enjoyed improved Internet connections over the past year, but some providers were inconsistent or fell short of delivering advertised speeds, the US telecom regulator said Wednesday.
Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk
Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately.
Researcher makes economic case for environmental regulation
It's a familiar story. Environmental advocates push for regulation. Industry responds with caution, concerned about associated costs, while the public chooses sides.
Anthropologist Susan Silbey illuminates path to commonsense regulation
Regulations control virtually every aspect of American life, including food production, workplace safety, automotive emissions, and home construction. Yet, within the political arena, the critical dividing line is typically ...
Report: Washington 911 calls got stuck in Colorado
A report to regulators on the statewide 911 outage in Washington says emergency calls failed because they were stuck in a processing center in Colorado.
What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans?
In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia. Yet only Homo s ...
Birch Communications buying Cbeyond for $323M
Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million.
Sea anemone is genetically half animal, half plant
The team led by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna discovered that sea anemones display a genomic landscape with a complexity of regulatory elements similar ...
NJ OKs new car dealer rule Tesla calls 'affront'
New Jersey motor vehicle officials have approved a regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain franchise agreements to receive state licenses.
Tiger lily heights controlled with flurprimidol preplant bulb soaks
Growers and retailers of perennial greenhouse and landscape plants are often challenged by the sheer height of some consumer favorites. While plant height can enhance a plant's versatility and appeal in gardens and landscapes, ...
Drone use highlights questions for journalists
As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
A protein-production tale of the tape: Separating poly(A)-tail length from translational efficiency
(Phys.org) —In higher animals, an embryo's protein production immediately after fertilization relies on messenger RNAs (mRNAs) inherited from the mother. But shortly thereafter, the tiny organism undergoes ...