Scientists have just discovered a new way to transmit data by twisting radio beams. This method allows the data to be transmitted at insanely high speeds and also is less of a bother to complete than other methods. In experiments, data was transmitted at 32 gigabits per seconds – which is a record-breaking speed.
“Not only is this a way to transmit multiple spatially collocated radio data streams through a single aperture, it is also one of the fastest data transmission via radio waves that has been demonstrated,” Alan Willner, electrical engineering professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, said.
Willner and his team of researchers at USC will continue to study this method of transmitting data hoping to expand future potential of this process.