World Record: 109 Terabits Per Second Over Single Optical Fibre

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BLAZING speed over one optical fibre.

Imagine being able to download three-months-worth of HD video in one second. If it sounds implausible, it’s not. Two different research groups have been working on a way to speed up fiber optic technology to record-setting broadband speeds.

When the first commercial fiber-optic communications system was developed in 1975, it operated at a bit rate of 45 Mbps. Today, we have speeds of 109Tb per second which is drastically improved. New Scientist said that the route between New York and Washington D.C., which is one of the highest trafficked routes in the world, outputs “a few terabits per second.” So, relatively speaking, having a way to deliver 100 terabits per second is quite desirable for the future of data communications…

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Navy Sets World Record with Electromagnetic Railgun That Can Hit a Target Over 100 Miles Away

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Electromagnetic Railgun

In 2025, how does the Navy envision it’ll be combatting insurgents and terrorists in hostile regions? By shooting them down from over 100 miles away with electromagnetic railguns that can approach targets in six minutes.

 

 

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10,267 People in China Set the Human Domino World Record (Video)

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Human domino world record.

10,267 people, to be exact. In the city of Ordos, located in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region of China, the throng of people toppled over from seated positions, shattering the previous record held by 9,234 Singaporean students in 2000. It took them an hour to complete the entire domino chain. (Video)

 

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New World Record Naked Rollercoaster Ride

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Thrill seekers ride naked on the Green Scream roller coaster at Southend pleasure park, raising funds for Southend Hospital

Over 100 theme park thrill-seekers agreed to bare everything on a bare knuckle ride in an attempt to scream their way into the Guinness Book Of Records on Sunday.  The 102 enthusiasts, who stripped off for the ride on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea in Essex, were hoping to beat a similar attempt in 2004 by 32 naked riders in Alton Towers, in Staffordshire. (Pics and video)

 

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Electric Car Breaks World Record By Traveling 623 Miles Without Recharging

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The Mira EV traveled 623 miles on a single charge.

The Japan Electric Vehicle Club broke its own Guinness World Record last weekend by driving an electric vehicle for a distance of 623.76 miles (1,003 kilometers) without recharging. The new distance record nearly doubles the old record of 345 miles (555.6 kilometers) that was set last November.

 

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Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” Sets World Record for Art Sold at Auction

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Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”

The vibrant large-scale depiction of Picasso’s mistress and frequent subject, Marie-Thérèse Walter, was the highlight of a world-class collection assembled by the late Los Angeles art patrons Frances and Sidney Brody. Picasso’s profile can be discerned in the blue background of the canvas.

 

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