Ferrets Laying Broadband Cables for Rural Areas

April 2, 2010 / No Comments

Ferrets have been used to lay cables for numerous occasions, and currently, the animals are providing services for Virgin Media. The Internet Provider is using the animal to lay cables and look for for damages in the underground network. They've been at work for nearly one year, and will supposedly help bridge the "digital divide."

Kids Spend Almost 55 Hours With Digital Media Weekly

January 20, 2010 / No Comments

Children today are being raised in a world where they're surrounded by media - while that's easily a good thing, it also has it negative aspects - some children get so hooked on to the various forms of entertainment that they end up spending the majority of their time in front of the TV or computer. In a study released by ...

New Coding Could Boost Internet Energy Efficiency by 99 Percent

January 13, 2010 / No Comments

A huge amount of energy is required to keep telecommunication equipment, and by definition the internet running. Right now, it would be very difficult, if not impossible to actually replace the equipment currently in use, because of the prohibitive costs involved, and the huge amount of investment already made to setup the said equipment. Researchers at Bell Labs however, seem ...

Alarming Trends: The Internet’s Carbon Footprint

May 6, 2009 / 2 Comments

Concerns over the Internet’s carbon footprint are growing exponentially with the ever increasing demands of energy for the soaring online industry. The costs of maintaining and serving the billions of web pages on the Internet are rising and has swollen carbon emissions by 10-percent each year, to a level that's overtaking the air travel industry. [caption id="attachment_4919" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Former Anti-atomic ...