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Irish student claims to have speeded up browsing by 400%

OK, this, I am very skeptical off... But I thought I'd post anyway, considering that the student did actually win the well respected Young Scientist award, no mean feat in itself...

A computer browser that is said to least quadruple surfing speeds on the Internet has won the top prize at the 39th Esat BT Young Scientist exhibition for young scientists, held in Ireland

Adnan Osmani, a 16 year old leaving cert student (originally from Pakistan) at Saint Finian's College in Mullingar central Ireland, spent 18 months writing 780,000 lines of computer code to develop the browser. According to Adnan, "The Browser incorporates a novel algorithm that can increase the internet access speed fourfold facilitating multifunctional usage."

News source: Slashdot - Science Project Quadruples Surfing Speed - Reportedly

View: NewsObserver - Internet browser that quadruples surf speed wins Irish science prize

View: Fleishman-Hillard Saunders Press Release - Technology Project Wins Esat BT Young Scientist

Video: RTE Video footage of Awards, with interview with winning student. (sorry, only in Real Media!)

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