More record-breaking news for the day, Japanese firm Kansai Electric has broken ground
on optical data transfer. Using Fibre-Optic cabling on steel towers they were able to achieve a transfer speed (no word on how long it was sustained) of 1 Terabit per second, enough to transfer a full length movie in less than a single second. Of course this is bleeding edge technology and will not likely see the light of day for some time, though the company remains optimistic and says it is possible to see actual applications of this technology being put into use within 5 years. Imagine a full length DVD been written in a matter of seconds.