Sick of your snail's-pace, sputtering Internet connection? Well, persistent scientists in Denmark have felt your pain and clocked some astonishing data transmission speeds in the laboratory to shame your sluggish broadband connection into submission. Researchers at the Technical Institute of Denmark (DTU) were able to record a world record for info shot through a single-laser/single-fiber network, similar to our cumbersome commercial Internet.
Their landmark test achieved a stellar 43 terabits per second (Tbps), equal to 5.4 terabytes per second (TBps) or 5,375 gigabytes per second (GBps). That's some serious super-speed and would allow you (if the mood struck) to download more than 1,300 HD movies in a single second!
Compared to the average U.S. fiber-optic broadband Internet speeds of between 10.5 and 26.7 Megabits per second, which lets you download one HD flick in a molasses-like 50 minutes, these results using commercial-grade equipment are truly mind-blowing. DTU's phenomenal achievement nearly doubles the previous record of 26 Tbps, held by German scientists in 2011.
Will this sci-fi technology ever trickle down to our lowly laptops in the near future? We can only hope and pray! Until then, better clear some hard drive space for the coming mega-data deluge!
(Via Laptops Reviewed)