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Re: Sea sponge builds a better glass fiber

  • From: Scott Granados
  • Date: Thu Aug 21 13:05:10 2003

And just think of the potential here for Sponge Bob episodes!



On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, David Diaz wrote:

>
> Yea I saw that yesterday.  Wasnt sure that was nanog material.  But
> the most interesting fact left out on this summery was the ability to
> "dope" the fiber with elements like sodium.  It seems the little
> creatures can do things naturally that was havent a clue how to do in
> the lab.
>
> Also they seem to have absolute QoS and zero packet loss ;-)  </sugarRush>
>
> d
>
> At 9:11 -0700 8/21/03, Eric Kuhnke wrote:
> >http://www.msnbc.com/news/954985.asp?0dm=C12MT
> >
> >Associated Press
> >
> >Scientists say they have identified an ocean sponge living in the
> >darkness of the deep sea that grows thin glass fibers capable of
> >transmitting light at least as well as industrial fiber optic cables
> >used for telecommunication. The natural glass fibers also are much
> >more flexible than manufactured fiber optic cable that can crack if
> >bent too far.
> >"YOU CAN ACTUALLY tie a knot in these natural biological fibers and
> >they will not break -- it's really quite amazing," said Joanna
> >Aizenberg, who led the research at Bell Laboratories.
>
>
>





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