Global  Video

“The world's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

Need a Broadband Connection but Only Have Wet String to Hand? You’re in Luck

One News Page Staff Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Need a Broadband Connection but Only Have Wet String to Hand?  You’re in Luckby

2017 has been host to some truly bizarre stories – mainly regarding the evolving world of technology and what our favorite politicians are up to – and it seems that some of the weirdest stories in the world are still rolling in even when 2018 is just around the corner. Consider the world we lived in just ten years ago – when broadband connections were just about emerging from their status as a luxury to aspire to – and look around you today. You can get superfast internet access just about everywhere you look! From cafés to bars and from malls to schools and even hospitals, you can now surf the web and make purchases online at a superfast rate that was only ever preserved for commercial need a fair few years ago. How far we have come, indeed!

Recent news regarding an odd internet connectivity experiment will also bring thoughts of childhood days spent communicating with each other via yogurt pots and lengths of string – as it appears that a broadband connection can now travel through something as basic and as unappealing as a wet piece of rope. No, we’re not joking – someone’s gone to the effort of making sure that such an experiment actually works.

The researchers in question are Andrews and Arnold, an internet provider – and they’ve found that they are able to transfer data at a rate of 3.5Mbps across a piece of string dunked in salt water. Measuring at around two metres, the string was plugged into and clipped onto a router to provide wired access – at a rate which is, by today’s standards, considered very slow indeed in most countries. Again, a decade or so back, this wouldn’t be sniffed at – and the office experiment carried out here just goes to show how far we’ve come.

“There is no commercial potential that we are aware of,” advised Adrian Kennard, Andrews and Arnold’s director. “To be honest it was a bit of fun, which one of our techies decided to try out – we have equipment we could test in the office, and why not?”

The bizarre experiment caught the eye of various outlets such as the BBC – but it bears saying that it is perhaps best we don’t try this one at home – leave it up to the experts! Let’s enjoy the high speed internet we currently get without the need for wetting bits of string!

16
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

You Might Like


Recent related news

One musician's string quartet arrangement of your '90s TV faves will get you nostalgic

If you've ever thought to yourself "I want the soundtrack of my life to be the Pokémon theme song, but played by a string quartet" then you're in...
Mashable - Internet

How To Be a Successful Entrepreneur 2018

As they say, “Rome was not built overnight”. Just like in every business, you can’t take shortcuts to where the success is. Most Successful Entrepreneurs...
WorldNews - Front Page


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Internet

How to spot a fake INSTAGRAM influencerBen Stiller, ROBERT DE NIRO roast Trump in a blockbuster 'SNL' cold open
JOHN MULANEY's best man eyes his bride in a 'Saturday Night Live' wedding toastBeyoncé's COACHELLA set has people ready to enroll in her university
Donald Glover/CHILDISH GAMBINO to pull double duty on 'SNL'LAURA INGRAHAM visits 'SNL' Weekend Update to announce her new sponsors

Recent related videos

News video: Cool Gym Clothes May Equal Gym Success

▶ Cool Gym Clothes May Equal Gym Success 01:04

Having trouble feeling motivated to hit the gym? 69 percent of American gym-goers recommend putting on your gym clothes. A new study into the habits of 2,000 American gym-goers found a surprisingly..
Source: SWNS STUDIO -

News video: Puppy steals bananas from counter top, hides them in her bed

▶ Puppy steals bananas from counter top, hides them in her bed 00:26

Lily is a mischievous, but lovable Golden Retriever - Poodle cross. She gets into whatever she can and she has learned how to get up on the counter top silently in the night. You would expect that with..
Source: Rumble Studio -

News video: Wendy Williams Calls Out Khloe Kardashian

▶ Wendy Williams Calls Out Khloe Kardashian 01:06

Wendy Williams weighed in on the scandal surrounding Tristan Thompson, who cheated on girlfriend Khloé Kardashian days before she gave birth to the couple’s first child. The Keeping Up With the..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Gym Success May Depend on your Attire

▶ Gym Success May Depend on your Attire 01:04

Having trouble feeling motivated to hit the gym? 69 percent of American gym-goers recommend putting on your gym clothes. A new study into the habits of 2,000 American gym-goers found a surprisingly..
Source: SWNS STUDIO -

News video: "Silly Elastic Rope Game"

▶ "Silly Elastic Rope Game" 00:07

"If you are looking forward to summer and you need some inspiration for fun outdoor activities, this video can help you with that! Well, kind of… As the video begins, we can see two..
Source: Rumble -

News video: Subway train worker between two running trains

▶ Subway train worker between two running trains 00:37

#tbt When i used to risk life and limb everyday to keep the people of NYC moving. Imagine coming into work and doing this... every. single. day. Said I wasnt gonna go on a rant but since im never going..
Source: Rumble -

News video: EU official condemns Douma 'gas attack' as 'barbaric'

▶ EU official condemns Douma 'gas attack' as 'barbaric' 02:12

The alleged poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, said to have killed at least 60 people and injured more than 1,000, has thrust the country's conflict back in the international spotlight. But..
Source: Euronews English -

News video: The Key to Gym Success May be your Outfit–Study

▶ The Key to Gym Success May be your Outfit–Study 01:04

Having trouble feeling motivated to hit the gym? 69 percent of American gym-goers recommend putting on your gym clothes. A new study into the habits of 2,000 American gym-goers found a surprisingly..
Source: SWNS STUDIO -

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+