A light twist
A new spin on fiber optics packs hefty data into a small space
By Stephen Ornes, 18:04 PM July 10, 2013
Modern life depends on data that moves quickly over large distances, whether we’re on mobile phones or online. But too much data can slow the flow. That’s why engineers have been developing clever ways to deliver big data at fast speeds. And a new type of fiber-optic cable may do just that.
It moves multiple streams of data at high speeds without losing information, engineers reported in the June 28 issue of Science.
“It’s like having more fibers without actually laying more fibers,” Andre...
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