2.5 terabits per second. That’s the new record for Wi-Fi speed set by scientists at USC, Tel Aviv University, and—fittingly—NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, achieved by twisting the electromagnetic waves carrying the data into light beams. It’s mind-numbingly fast, the equivalent of 66 DVDs per second, per BBC’s calculations.
The biggest breakthrough may be the method itself, as it essentially breathes new life into old, slow connections, which, when coiled, can now create one turbo-charged connection with seemingly unlimited bandwidth. Worrying about caps could be a thing of the past one day.
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