Australian researchers claim new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps. Australia’s internet isn’t exactly world-class, but it could one day lead the world in speed if it’s the first to take advantage of a new discovery by some local scientists.
A team of researchers from three Melbourne universities have this week claimed the world’s fastest internet speed using a single optical chip, which they said will facilitate faster networks with more capacity in the future. The new record speed of 44.2tbps (terabits per second) shattered the previous record of 30.1tbps, and the chip used in the latest test is said to have used less than half the spectrum. That speed is roughly one million times the speed you’d currently get on the most popular NBN bundle. The researchers from RMIT, Monash and Swinburne universities used something called a micro-comb to replace 80 separate lasers inside a fibre optic cable with one chip. The researchers focused on the integration because it offered the biggest return on investment.
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Earlier this year, a team of researchers from the University of California Berkeley reported they had created a device that can extract water from dry desert air, without using an external fuel source. Immersive Virtual Experiences for Any Property - Matterport. Malnutrition in children: Why the first 1000 days of a baby’s life is critical. News.com.au and World Vision explore the East Africa crisis.
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A Finnish company wants miniature vegetable farms to become a familiar sight on city streets. A Finnish startup is hoping to build miniature vegetable farms inside shipping containers to bring locally grown produce to city streets.
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Mosquitos: There should have been a plague this summer but where have that all gone? A mosquito killer robot was displayed at the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which launched in Shenzhen, on Wednesday. The robot is produced by Shenzhen Robotics Association. According to their marketing manager Jack Shaw, the robot can "detect a mosquito stretch and catch it, and then finish it off using laser technology.
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