*And by almost, I mean 99.7%. So yeah, "light speed". It's a common device in science fiction, but unfortunately, it doesn't line up with reality. As far as we know, it is completely impossible to exceed the speed of light - but we can at least try to get close. And some scientists are getting damn close. Extreme Tech "Gotta go fast!" is, evidently, the team's unofficial motto. If you want to know more about the specifics, by all means check out the original reading. It gets a bit technical, though, so be warned - it's not exactly light reading. Now there are some limitations to deal with. There's some loss, and while it's relatively low, it's probably not going to replace typical glass fiber, at least not anytime soon. Still, for transmitting data across short distances, this could prove to be a monumentally huge boost. So that's good. When asked for his thoughts on this groundbreaking development, the lead researcher only exclaimed "Oh shazbot!" before looping this video 24/7. Well, I can't say he hasn't earned it.