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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>
> At 9:11 -0700 8/21/03, Eric Kuhnke wrote:
> >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.