For all of their advanced technologies, modern satellites still rely on low-bandwidth radio transmitters to communicate with ground control. But they could soon be upgraded to beyond broadband speeds once NASA’s new laser-based communication system prototype gets off the ground.
An ambitious plan for one of New York’s abandoned underground train stations could see it transformed from dank pit of despair into a futuristic fibre-optic lit playpark.
Researchers in Germany have broken the world record for the fastest data transfer speed over a single fibre optic cable. And at 26 terabits per second, it’s fast enough to transfer the entire Library of Congress in 10 seconds.