Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany haven’t hit 100Tbps yet, but they were able push 26Tbps using just one, lonely laser. The new single-laser fiber-optic speed record was set using a technique called fast Fourier transform that pulses light at an incredibly high rate with data encoded in 325 distinct colors across the spectrum. Can the age of the terabyter be far off?
Elderly woman cuts off internet to Armenia after accidentally cutting through an underground cable.
A 75-year-old Georgian woman is facing jail time after she accidentally sliced through an underground cable and caused all Internet services in neighboring Armenia to crash.
Low-cost disposable endoscopic camera that is the size of a coarse grain of salt.
Tiny video cameras mounted on the end of long thin fiber optic cables, commonly known as endoscopes, have proven invaluable to doctors and researchers wishing to peer inside the human body. Endoscopes can be rather pricey, however, and like anything else that gets put inside peoples’ bodies, need to be sanitized after each use. A newly-developed type of endoscope is claimed to address those drawbacks by being so inexpensive to produce that it can be thrown away after each use. Not only that, but it also features what is likely the world’s smallest complete video camera, which is just one cubic millimeter in size.
EPB in Chattanooga to offer broadband at 200 times the average speed.
In the global race to see who can offer the fastest Internet service, an unlikely challenger has emerged: Chattanooga, Tenn. The city-owned utility, EPB, plans to announce on Monday that by the end of this year it will offer ultra-high-speed Internet service of up to one gigabit a second. That is 200 times faster than the average broadband speed in America.
Microsoft’s 3-D screen can project multiple images simultaneously.
Today’s 3-D movies are far more spectacular than the first ones screened more than 50 years ago, but watching them–both at the movie theater and at home–still means donning a pair of dorky, oversized glasses. Now a new type of lens developed by researchers in Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group could help make glasses-free 3-D displays more practical.
Building the internet of the future
The recently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (U.S. stimulus bill) allocates $7.2 billion to support the development of broadband capabilities across the United States. Expanded broadband will allow for a much faster and richer Internet-surfing experience, more lifelike teleconferencing, and the outsourcing of more services to the Web, according to a recent white paper from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
Lighting is key when it comes to setting the mood for a romantic dining experience, and while candles bring an air of sophistication that no regular lamp can match, this luminous table runner adds a new twist to the concept.
Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
Flexible displays that are bigger, brighter, and cheaper could be made using a new approach that involves exciting fluorescent chemicals embedded in the screen with an infrared laser.
Tilen Sepic of Slovenia has conceptualized this fiber optic light glove that offers a non-shadow working area when the light beam is focused on an object.