Adnan Osmani, 16, a student at Saint Finian's College in Mullingar, central Ireland spent 18 months writing 780,000 lines of computer code to develop the browser. Known as "XWEBS", the system works with an ordinary Internet connection using a 56K modem on a normal telephone line.

The software was tested by scientists at University College, Dublin last week & they found it boosted surfing speeds by between 100 & 500 percent depending on the basic dial-up connection rate.

Would you like to know more? & before you rush off, no there isn't a download link yet.