• Australians Researchers Achieve The World’s Fastest Internet Speeds At 44.2 Terabits Per Second

    Internet speeds around the world vary from country to country, and provider to provider. However, over in Australia, researchers from Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities have managed to achieve the world’s fastest internet speeds where they managed to clock it at a whopping 44.2Tbps (terabits per second).

    This makes it a million times faster than what is commercially available in Australia at the moment, where the average download speed is at 43.4Mbps. This was achieved by using a “micro comb” optical chip that contains hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data, and the best part is that it was also accomplished using existing communications infrastructure in the country, meaning that the researchers did not have to rely on a specialized infrastructure.

    It would also seem to hint that in the future, the existing infrastructure that has already been put into place could be leveraged to boost internet speeds without having

  • Meet This Museum’s All-Star Arachnids and Insects

    The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is home to a coral reef, a four-story bubble that encapsulates a replica of a rain forest, and perhaps most famously, Claude the albino alligator. But beneath all that—literally—is a basement chock-full of animal specimens collected from the field by intrepid scientists, tray after tray and jar after jar of insects, fish, mammals, and all kinds of other critters.

    Even if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic and the museum wasn’t temporarily closed, those collections would be closed to your average visitor. But hey, your kids in particular could use an hour of educational entertainment, so I reached out to the academy to see if they might show us around the stacks. Last week, we livestreamed the first in a series of chats with their scientists, which you can check out above.

    First up is arachnologist Lauren Esposito, who

  • Samsung Terrace is an outdoorsy TV that doesn’t mind a little rain

    Imagine this: Samsung didn’t have an outdoor, 4K QLED TV in its portfolio – until now.

    The Samsung Terrace, launched on Thursday, is a smart TV with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a high-end Samsung QLED TV: Quantum HDR, Direct Full Array 16X local dimming, Quantum Dot color tech, and AI-enhanced 4K upscaling.

    It’s also tuned for the outdoors, with 2,000+ nits of brightness, which should improve visibility in direct sunlight, and an IP55 water and dust resistance rating.

    The Terrace also has Samsung’s anti-reflection tech which, again, should improve visibility in sunlight.

    The Terrace comes in three size: 55, 65 and 75 inches. Design-wise, it’s as simple as can be, making it a perfect candidate for wall-mounting.

    Samsung Terrace is an outdoorsy TV that doesn't mind a little rain

    Samsung also launched an accompanying soundbar, called the Terrace Soundbar, which shares the TV’s IP55 weather resistance and offers woofer-powered sound that’s tuned for the outdoors.

    Samsung Terrace is an outdoorsy TV that doesn't mind a little rain

    Unfortunately, if

  • Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight

    Update May 25th, 5:20PM ET: Virgin Orbit’s test flight ended in failure shortly after LauncherOne dropped from under the company’s carrier 747 airplane. Virgin Orbit confirmed that the drop was successful and that the rocket’s main engine ignited. But then it quickly suffered some kind of anomaly at the beginning of the flight. The company says no one was hurt during the test and the team will be digging into the data to learn what went wrong.

    Original Story: Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit — the sibling company to Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic — plans to conduct

  • (IT) Information Expertise Certifications

    Biotechnology is a area of science that refers to the software of biology to the fields of engineering, drugs, and technology. Bandwidth. Within the Connectivity of tomorrow chapter on this yr’s Tech Tendencies report, we study how in this knowledge-hungry world superior networking may hold the key to our digital futures. A main networking component is 5G, the subsequent technology of mobile connectivity technology that’s poised to dramatically increase the pace and capability of wireless networks. For their intelligent interface networks to site visitors information within and between programs and not using a lag, companies will want the type of bandwidth that 5G provides.

    Where these sites can become extremely problematic is when younger to center aged, fully able bodied people change into almost hooked on them to an extent that their digital lives are virtually taking over from their real lives. Where notably perhaps a teenager is immersing themselves …