South Korea’s internet speeds blow away the rest of the world

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Here’s a speed test conducted at a coffee shop in Seoul using its free WiFi.

South Korea is a connected country. There’s free WiFi just about anywhere you go, even at the airport. And if you travel a lot, you know free WiFi at an airport is nearly impossible to come by. Not only is there free WiFi everywhere, but that Internet is much, much faster than what you typically get in the U.S.

 

 

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Global comparison of household internet speeds

U.S. comes in 31st place on internet speed.

How fast we can access the internet is very important. There is evidence that internet bandwidth is a key driver of economic growth and online participation, and there is plenty of other research to point to its role in social value creation.

 

 

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Light completely stopped for 1 minute inside a crystal

This breakthrough could lead to the creation of long-range quantum networks.

University of Darmstadt scientists in Germany have stopped light for one minute. Light is usually the fastest thing in the known universe and travels at 300 million meters per second, but was stopped dead still inside a crystal for one full minute. This effectively creates light memory, where the image being carried by the light is stored in crystals. Beyond being utterly cool, this breakthrough could lead to the creation of long-range quantum networks — and perhaps, tantalizingly, this research might also give us some clues on accelerating light beyond the universal speed limit.

 

 

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Noise-canceling technology could boost internet speeds 400 times faster than Google fiber

Noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections.

According to researchers, the basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections. Their findings were published via Nature Photonics.

 

 

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Why the internet in America is so slow and how we can fix it

Why is the internet so slow in America?

You may notice that when you use the internet in the U.S. that the speed is slower compared to many other places in the world.  Whether it’s a slow connection that can’t keep up with Skype or a very long download time, it is very clear that the internet in America is so slow compared to other places around the globe. (Infographic)

 

 

 

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Cordon – multi-target photo-radar system makes speeding almost impossible

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CORDON – multi-target photo-radar system

Your days of speeding down the highway with only cop cars in speed traps to worry about are over. A company called Peak Gain System’s new CORDON multi-target photo radar system is able to track and identify up to 32 different vehicles across four lanes at once, automatically recording speeders for later fining. (Video)

 

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Six strategies to get better gas mileage this summer

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The less you have to brake, the better your fuel economy.

With gas at nearly $4 per gallon you don’t need to buy a new car to get better mileage on your road trip this summer. Popular Mechanics put fuel-sipping advice to the test by outfitting an ordinary ten-year-old car with an extremely accurate fuel economy gauge and trying out all the gas-saving driving tactics we could think of. Here are six strategies that work, plus more quick tips for better MPG.

 

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