News tagged with fiber optic cables

EU, Germany demand answers on UK surveillance

(AP)—The European Union's justice chief on Wednesday demanded urgent answers from Britain on the nature and extent of an alleged online eavesdropping operation comparable to the U.S. international Internet surveillance ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Internet
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End of the line for Roadrunner supercomputer

It's the end of the line for Roadrunner, a first-of-its-kind collection of processors that once reigned as the world's fastest supercomputer. The $121 million supercomputer, housed at one of the premier U.S. ...

dateMar 31, 2013 in Hardware
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Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft

When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent's big growth opportunities, calling Africa a "game changer in the global economy."

dateMar 21, 2013 in Business
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1000 calibration reports . . . and counting

The U.S. Internet – and indeed any communication system that sends information by fiber-optic cable – depends critically on strong, clear signals propagating reliably through transmission lines. The principal ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in General Physics
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