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Re: Sea sponge builds a better glass fiber
From: Scott Granados <scott () wworks net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 10:01:05 -0700 (PDT)


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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