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Optical System Promises to Revolutionize Undersea Communications
February 24, 2010
In a technological advance that its developers are likening to the cell phone and wireless Internet access, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists and engineers have devised an undersea optical communications system that--complemented by acoustics--enables a virtual revolution in high-speed undersea data collection and transmission.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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