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New Molecules for a Faster Internet 94

Roland Piquepaille writes "An international team of researchers has discovered a new generation of optical molecules which interact 50% more strongly with light than any molecules ever tested. These organic molecules, known as chromophores, have been theorized by physicists at Washington State University, synthesized by chemists in China and tested for their actual optical properties by chemists in Belgium. But if they're excellent candidates for being used in optical technologies such as optical switches and Internet connections, these new materials should not be used before several years — if ever. Read more for additional details and a picture of the physicist who broke a law he established in 1999."
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New Molecules for a Faster Internet

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  • by Mikachu ( 972457 ) <> on Friday January 05, 2007 @11:34PM (#17484696) Homepage
    more tubes.
  • by dangitman ( 862676 ) on Friday January 05, 2007 @11:54PM (#17484820)

    Read more for additional details and a picture of the physicist who broke a law he established in 1999.

    Should he arrest himself, or should the police do it?

  • by stangbat ( 690193 ) on Saturday January 06, 2007 @12:33AM (#17485104)
    It's simple: Chromophores is people!
  • by d4nowar ( 941785 ) on Saturday January 06, 2007 @01:41AM (#17485484)
    It's not the tubes, those are already in the ground. It's the molecules. These must obviously be smaller, meaning they can fit through the tubes much easier than the molecules we have now, and get past those pesky spam emails that are blocking up the rest of the internets for everyone else.
  • by bm_luethke ( 253362 ) <luethkeb@SLACKWA ... net minus distro> on Saturday January 06, 2007 @03:10AM (#17485952)
    It is because studies have shown the probability of a societies demise is related to their access to porn, the easier the more likely they are to die.

    Currently western society is right near the limit where a society stays stable. An increase in 30% will definitely put us over the top, the sheer amount of porn downloaded would result in widespread danger. Birth rates are already abysmally low, add in that we can totally stay in house, be as fat/lazy/repulsive as we want and still see hot women nekkid will lead to not only a severe decrease in human interaction, but no one will ever want to leave their house to even work. In just a few short years - death of all of western civilization.

    Hurry now, write your govt official in whatever country you are in. Lets make bandwidth restrictions so that this will never come about. Studies such as this should never reach the light of day.

    We also know that speeding up light is bad - that causes the signal to go back in time. That would also allow MUCH more porn to be downloaded. You could get several hours worth instantly as long as you remembered to start it later on.

    Other than that, I couldn't really figure out why either. Maybe the writer owns stock in copper wiring companies or something.

"I will make no bargains with terrorist hardware." -- Peter da Silva