News tagged with optical communication

Fibers that can hear and sing

For centuries, "man-made fibers" meant the raw stuff of clothes and ropes; in the information age, it's come to mean the filaments of glass that carry data in communications networks. But to Yoel Fink, an ...

Jul 12, 2010
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An optical traffic cop for rapid communication

It looks like a piece of gel that slips into the sole of your sneaker, but it's a new nano-based technology that can make computers and the Internet hundreds of times faster -- a communications technology "enabler" that may ...

May 03, 2010
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Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion

(AP) -- If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it.

Mar 26, 2010
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