Scientists set record in data transmission speeds

Scientists have successfully transmitted data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam - the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second.

New technology allows super-fast data transfer

3D movies could be downloaded to a smartphone in seconds with a new technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mini lasers could bring new age to the Internet

Do you like lasers and the Internet? Then you’ll be excited about a new laser device created at the University of Central Florida that could improve high-speed computing and the Internet.

Solar sails could power future planetary missions

'Data clippers' powered by solar sails could be exploring the outer planets within twenty years, shipping vast quantities of scientific data back to Earth.