Internet to become 37,500 times faster?

Posted on Thursday, Jan 04 2007 @ 07:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A group of international scientists, including researchers from the Academy of Science in China, KULeuven from Belgium and Washington State University, have discovered a new organic material that allows 37,500 times faster transfers than through classic DSL-lines.

Koen Clays from KULeuven says they've broken a magic boundary. One of the revolutionary things about their discovery is that it uses organic material. The new material reacts 50 percent stronger to light than any other organic molecules ever tested, they report. Therefore this material is very fit to be used in optic technology, like fast Internet connections or systems for data storage.

However, it will probably take a while before consumers can profit from this new invention. First a new modem will need to be developed that can support this kind of data transfers and this can be kind of problematic because experience tells us that engineers have a lot of problems with the switch from inorganic to organic material.

It's also not fully clear whether this invention will be compatible with the current Internet network. The scientists expect the invention will first be tested in niche markets like movie theatres. They can take advantage of this technology to receive HD-quality movies.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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