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chuckturner
07-16-2008, 11:42 AM
Every so often, we get wind (http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/07/cern-creates-a-new-super-fast-internet-invites-tons-of-people-t/) of some new "breakthrough (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/06/researchers-claim-dye-key-to-faster-internet/)" from a few guys / gals in a lab that promises to simply revolutionize the web. A team from the University of Sydney is the latest bunch to do so, claiming that a piece of scratched glass (or a Photonic Integrated Circuit, if we're being proper) could enable internet speeds 60 times faster than "current Australian networks." Essentially, the "circuit uses the scratch as a guide or a switching path for information," and the resulting product is "photonic technology that has terabit per second capacity."

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/16/photonic-breakthrough-could-mean-60x-faster-internet-speeds/

maXimus
07-16-2008, 12:32 PM
...and the resulting product is "photonic technology that has terabit per second capacity."
It'll be interesting to see if this will end up as "real world" technology or just "lab" stuff!!!!!! :cool:

chuckturner
07-16-2008, 01:20 PM
Probally not but hey we can dream right :)