Category: The Pioneer

The Pioneer is the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal’s bi-weekly op-ed. Written and edited by the URJ staff, The Pioneer highlights research from a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on undergraduate experiences.

A Decentralized Internet

On August 17, 2017, in a swift surge of horrific wind, rain, and fury, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas, devastating the Gulf Coast with a torrential downpour of nearly twenty-seven trillion gallons of water and knocking out a wide swath of internet infrastructure. It was in this destruction, however, that an alternative appeared that might be able to minimize the problems caused by damaged internet infrastructure in future natural disasters: consider mesh networks. … Continue readingA Decentralized Internet