Co-founder and director Jan Reichelt said: “The rate of growth is astonishing. We’re delighted that so many researchers and scientists around the world are using Mendeley."
Mendeley is a fundamental part of Science 2.0, putting openness, sharing and collaboration at the heart of research. The rapid growth of Mendeley users and uploaded research papers puts the service firmly on track to become the world’s biggest online research paper database by the end of April 2010. More than 25,000 research papers can be downloaded for free from Mendeley across a broad range of academic disciplines.
Jason Hoyte, research director at Mendeley, commented: “The numbers are staggering and fantastic. In terms of the bigger picture, it really indicates that the principles of "Web 2.0" are finally starting to influence and work for "Science 2.0". This wouldn't have been possible if we continued to use old media principles and disregard the power of crowd sourcing.”
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that it will police the Internet to make sure that the large ISPs — telecom and cable companies, mostly — do not force a two-tiered Internet on the American public.
However a group of prominent law professors has warned the FCC that buried in the fine print of its proposed Net Neutrality rules are potential loopholes that if left open could be exploited by the ISPs in connivance with the entertainment cartels to undermine the future of Internet freedom.
Columbia University Law School professor and Free Press board chair Tim Wu told the Washington Post about the letter after submitting it to the FCC.
The letter the profs submitted is available here (PDF warning).
Its network throttling implements a two-tier packet queueing system at the routers, driven by two trigger conditions.
Comcast's first traffic throttling trigger is tripped by using more than 70 per cent of your maximum downstream or upstream bandwidth for more than 15 minutes.
Its second traffic throttling trigger is tripped when the Cable Modem Termination System you're hooked-up to – along with up to 15,000 other Comcast subscribers – gets congested, and your traffic is somehow identified as being responsible.
Tripping either of Comcast's high bandwidth usage rate triggers results in throttling for at least 15 minutes, or until your average bandwidth utilisation rate drops below 50 per cent for 15 minutes.
Apparently the above information was taken directly from Comcast's most recent filing with the FCC.