FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws

FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws

Double win for ISPs: No more net neutrality, and state laws will be preempted. By Jon Brodkin.

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The FCC is about to kill net neutrality. It’s time to protest.

The FCC is about to kill net neutrality. It's time to protest.

Enough is enough. It's time for the Internet to fight back. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote on its plan to kill net neutrality on December 14. People from across the political spectrum are outraged, so we’re planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on December 7, one week before the vote and at the peak of the busy Holiday shopping season. We'll demand that our members of Congress take action to stop Verizon's puppet FCC from killing net neutrality.

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How Watson Can Help Pinpoint Therapies for Cancer Patients

How Watson Can Help Pinpoint Therapies for Cancer Patients

Time and again, healthcare experts have doubted the ability of Watson to help fight cancer. But the findings of a new study pose an argument in favor of IBM’s flagship artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Led by the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers employed Watson for Genomics to dig into “large volumes of data” from studies and databases, along with genetic information, to target treatment options and clinical trials for 1018 patients with “tumors with specific genetic abnormalities.”

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FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers see and use. Under the agency’s proposal, providers of high-speed Internet services, such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, would be able to block websites they do not like and charge Web companies for speedier delivery of their content.

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The net neutrality rollback is expected to begin this week

The net neutrality rollback is expected to begin this week

The Trump administration's Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce its plans to begin dismantling of the Obama-era net neutrality rules this week, with an official rollback anticipated following a mid-December meeting, The Wall Street Journal reports. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai vowed last winter that he would take "a weed whacker" to the regulations. Pai argues that the rules — which prevent internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T from tinkering with the speed of certain websites and applications…

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London’s Iconic Red Buses to Run on Biofuel Made From Old Coffee

London's Iconic Red Buses to Run on Biofuel Made From Old Coffee

London’s iconic red double-decker buses will soon run on a biofuel partially made from old coffee grounds. The fuel will be supplied by a demonstration project set up by Bio-bean Ltd., a London-based company that joined with Royal Dutch Shell Plc on the initiative. It will produce 6,000 liters (1,583 gallons) a year of the fuel. “It’s got a high oil content, 20 percent oil by weight in the waste coffee grounds, so it’s a really great thing to make biodiesel out of,” said Arthur Kay, founder of Bio-bean, in a phone interview.

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MIT Reveals a Battery That Stores Solar Energy to Make Heat for Later

MIT Reveals a Battery That Stores Solar Energy to Make Heat for Later

esearchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week that they have developed a new battery-like system can store the the sun’s energy and release heat when needed at a later time. In the near-term, the technology could provide a new energy source for communities in the developing world that don’t depend on the grid, or create a power system for people who live in cities who want to limit the amount of electricity they use.

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