Earth spins gradually slower and slower. The cause of this phenomenon is a decrease in Earth’s velocity induced by celestial bodies, natural tidal forces, earthquakes or weather patterns. If nothing is changed, in 200 years time one hour should be introduced to synchronize Earth's time with constant atomic clocks. The International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service located in Paris made … [Read more...]
FCC Wants Info About Fiber-Optic Delay from AT&T
The FCC requested that AT&T provide them with all the data and documents related to its planned fiber-optic cable build across the nation on Friday. AT&T is currently delaying the expansion of its fiber network called GiGaPower until the Federal Communications Commission makes an official decision about the net neutrality. Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO said at a Wells Fargo … [Read more...]
Bill Passed to Avert Government Shutdown by U.S. House of Representatives
On Wednesday, lawmakers approved the stop-gap measure that prevents the October 1st shutdown of the government. The bill also allows the United States Export and Import Bank to continue operating for the next nine months. The opposition was evenly distributed between the two Houses, and the measure was approved 319 to 108. This bill also contains a distinct authorization allowing the Defense … [Read more...]
eBay Crashes: Is the Internet Running Out of Space?
One of the most popular websites in the world, eBay has crashed, which has led experts to believe that the Internet could be running out of space and that the issues that have caused the website to crash could become a regular occurrence in the near future. Every minute a website like eBay is offline costs money and the more this happens, the more money is lost. The reason why such large websites … [Read more...]