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NZXT
June 25th, 2012, 05:44 PM
"A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds up to 2.56 terabits per second."

More to come as soon as I get official confirmation and/or find a reliable source.

Tobias
June 25th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Man, just think of all that porn you could get....

Five_X
June 25th, 2012, 05:48 PM
I read the title as, "Up to 2.54 table spoons."

/baking

NZXT
June 25th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I'd rather think of all the Anime I could watch, Manga I could read, music and Anime Art I could download... And porn I could watch.

Kotonoha
June 25th, 2012, 05:54 PM
I cannot wait for internet providers to charge absurd prices for such speeds so that I never get them!

TypeWannabe
June 25th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Koto's nailed it.

food
June 25th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Man, just think of all that porn you could get....

Came to post this, leaving without regret.

NZXT
June 25th, 2012, 06:00 PM
I cannot wait for internet providers to charge absurd prices for such speeds so that I never get them!
Since the price would be so outrageous, we would likely be seeing them for Server's, rather then utilized by ISP's...

Hen_Ichi
June 25th, 2012, 06:04 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18551284 -_-

TypeWannabe
June 25th, 2012, 06:08 PM
I didn't get any of that! Could Mike or some other scientist explain what that is?

Hen_Ichi
June 25th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Read in a rush at work. Half arsed explanation.

basic fibre optics - light on is 1, light off is 0.
Let's do different colours, You can potentially send as many simultaneous ones and zeroes as you can detect.
But wait! - you can polarise light too, so you can do the above with as many polarised signals as you can detect.

because I was at work and didn't read into it - and not sure if my level of concentration/SCIENCE is sufficient to understand, they've somehow imparted a 'spin' to the light - giving them even more dimensions in which to encode data.

In-N-Out Double-Double & Animal Fries
June 25th, 2012, 07:51 PM
The range is like 1 meter

so no, your internet speed won't be increasing drastically anytime soon

but your local data transfer might

aldeayeah
June 27th, 2012, 02:43 AM
So it's a further twist on DWDM then? Nice

Blue
June 27th, 2012, 03:28 AM
...I managed to read that as "Don't Worry, Don't Mind". I so technologically savvy :D