Get ready for blazing fast internet, folks. But take your time; you have plenty of time to prepare for it. A team of scientists in Europe has developed a new way of data transfer (opens in a new tab) with speeds that dwarf the world’s fastest internet connections – and they did it with a simple chip and a beam of light.

The team – consisting of scientists from the Technical University of Denmark and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden – designed a system that uses a photonic chip to split a beam of light into more than 8,000 different color frequencies, with each color isolated and used as a separate data carrier .

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