500Mbps G.fast gets ITU first stage approval
New Zealand's plan for faster Internet hits snag
A plan by the New Zealand government to upgrade the country's notoriously slow Internet service has hit a snag after accountants confirmed the main contractor is facing financial problems.
Researchers discover a way to dramatically reduce distortion in long distance fiber cable
Sandia's new fiber optic network is world's largest: Saves energy, money
Sandia National Laboratories has become a pioneer in large-scale passive optical networks, building the largest fiber optical local area network in the world.
Spin waves revealed in two-dimensional high-temperature superconductors
(Phys.org)—As electricity travels from power plants and into homes, a large amount of the initial energy dissipates as heat along the way. This inefficiency comes from a resistance to current inherent to ...
'Nanocable' could be big boon for energy storage
Thanks to a little serendipity, researchers at Rice University have created a tiny coaxial cable that is about a thousand times smaller than a human hair and has higher capacitance than previously reported ...
Technology convergence may widen the digital divide
(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...
A unique 'micro-loop mirror' design may enhance the performance of integrated laser on silicon
Active optical fibers with silicon photonic chips can carry a lot more information for data interconnect than copper cables. Silicon photonics can also be the material of choice for wiring 'lab-on-a-chip' ...
Compact high-temperature superconducting cables demonstrated at NIST
A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables that are thinner and more flexible than demonstration HTS cables ...
National Semiconductor demonstrates 28 gbps data center technology
National Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has achieved a breakthrough in high-speed signal conditioning by becoming the first company to successfully demonstrate 28 Gbps discrete quad-channel retimer technology with ...
Intel Milestone Confirms Light Beams Can Replace Electronic Signals for Future Computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers.
Researcher modernizes US power grid
Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand create problems for the electricity infrastructure that need to be fixed. ...
Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion
(AP) -- If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it.