New and Advance Internet in Space

New and Advance Internet in Space

It’s been about 3 years since we’ve tested the first and, found out how internet and WiFi communication in Space really worked, and it turned out decent. In fact, the speed was similar to that of a dial-up internet from the late 1990s. Fast forward that three years later to June 2016, NASA have come up with a new technology in how to relay information much quicker than our traditional radio wave communication here on Earth. Unlike Earth’s internet, Space has many anomalies to consider, from lack of gravity, lack of oxygen, solar waves…etc. With these interference into consideration, NASA have come up with The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service. The DTN service delivers more efficient, reliable, and effective communication from the Space Station to other satellites and Earth. DTN is almost similar to that of a compressed zip file. The difference is, instead of compression, information is gathered from one transmitter to the next until it reaches its destination. See the video on how it works or See NASA for the full Scoop.

Facebook and Youtube removing extremist content

Facebook and YouTube are among a group of popular web sites that have quietly begun using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, Reuters reported Saturday.

Originally developed to identify and remove copyright-protected material, the technology is looking for unique hashes, or digital fingerprints, to remove Islamic State videos and other similar material, two sources familiar with the process told the news agency. Such technology could be used to prevent reposts of content already deemed unacceptable but not identify new extremist content.