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RALEIGH — Imagine the Internet with 640 times the capacity and speed of today's Internet. A new fiber optic technology will make that dream a reality in the near future.

While waiting for the quicker connections, check out North Carolina State's Centennial Campus, which is making its presence known on the Web; and another new cooking site that makes working in the kitchen easy.

Nortel Develops New TechnologyNortel Networks' new technologywill dramatically change the way we use the Internet allowing 28 million simultaneous Internet connections on a single fiber strand.

The new optical network will also allow wider use of Nortel'sone megabyte per second modemdeveloped in the Triangle.

Nortel says the very powerful Internet backbone will change users' surfing habits.

"The ability for them to get into and out of the Internet faster than they every were before," says Gregory Merritt withNortel Networks. "It'll be more reliable than it's ever been before and they will be able to get access to content they weren't able to get before."

The technology will be tested this year and will be commercially available in some areas next year.

New Centennial Campus Site N.C. State's newCentennial Campus siteis aimed at attracting businesses and research operations. It is interesting for others, too, to follow developments at Centennial, like Lucent Technologies' decision to house a research center in one of many new buildings.

The new multimedia site allows users to follow the progress with photography and graphics, a virtual reality panorama, animations and video.

"This new Web site givesN.C. StateandCentennial Campusincredible visibility in the research partnership arena," said Dr. Charles Moreland, vice chancellor for research, outreach and extension. "We are now much more accessible to the national and international business, industry and government partners we are trying to attract."

Ladies Home Journal's Cooking Site Anyone in need of kitchen help,Ladies Home Journal's siteis a cook's kitchen helper. Recipes are found in abundance, but another helpful addition is the video introduction.

The site also offers numerous photos and tips from the cooking experts.

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Tom Lawrence, Reporter
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Jason Darwin, Web Editor

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