Sunday March 31, 2013

Brits Approach (True) Speed of Light Over Fiber Cable

Researchers at the University of Southampton have managed to create a method to speed up the data flow through fiber optical cables. The research team managed to achieve speeds approaching 99.7% of the speed of light. Do not look for this technology from your local ISP anytime in the near future. big grin

Typical fiber cables are made from silica glass, which causes refractions that delay the signal. Researchers have long sought to use air instead of glass, but the problem is getting the signal to follow the cable through bends and curves.