When people mention Australia, you probably think immediately about the country that is always trying to kill their inhabitants with wildlife that can inspire both fear and love for the miracles of nature. You certainly don’t relate them with high profile technological developments, yet this is precisely the kind of topic we are about to speak of. You probably have heard about this already, but Australians doesn’t have exactly the most efficient internet service in the world since they are a remote location. According to the Ookla Speed Test Global Index, the country currently ranks 55th when it comes to internet performance Somehow one of the most developed nations in the world have worse Internet speed than places like Kazakhstan, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
The Search for Improvement Leads to a Great Discovery
A research team from the Australian RMTI University took notice of the problem and put their collective minds into creating a solution. Their research has come up with a brand new type of fiber optic molded and structured after human DNA. While the idea itself sounds farfetched, it certainly is one little step from becoming a reality. The team quickly realized those fiber optics are very long, very thin and made glass. The use of this fiber on optical cables allows the transition of light pulses at incredible speeds. The researchers have proven that by twisting the light that goes through the optical cables to manage a spiraled transmission, the speed of the data traffic increases a hundred times over.
The basics Behind a New form of Data Transit
According to the report of the results obtained by the RMTI team, they reverse engineered the most modern fiber optic cables available in the market to change the way light pulses bounce from the optical fiber. The use of twisted transmissions allowed the team to create a third dimension where the pulses get an angular momentum that enables them to go fast. The transmission method is akin to DNA data transfer since the system goes through a double helixes spiral. The more the angular momentum is used, the quickest and farthest can go the information. The light twisting method was already developed in the past, but it was deemed unusable due to being unwieldy. The team managed to reduce the size of this fiber to the traditional size of modern fiber optics.
The Future of Internet Networks in Australia
Min GU, the man leading the project for the Australian RMTI University has already stated that he wants this invention to be used to make significant upgrades to the networks located in Australia and eventually take the technology out there to the world. Currently, the findings of the team are under review by government officials and pending approval. The country is poised to become a major player in the improvement of web services if they can get Internet juggernauts like Google and Microsoft to sit down with them and work out a deal. If the technology receives approval, the team still has a lot of work ahead to help their local providers to understand the benefits of working with such a breakthrough.