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20,000 Cables under the Sea: The Internet and the Physics of Fiber Optics

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Catalogue Number:  393986
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  46


DVD Price:  $199.95
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The Internet's mind-boggling flow of data that circulates so freely "in the cloud" does much of its real-world traveling beneath the sea in bundles of fiber optic cable. This program sets sail on the Leon Thevenin as a repair team identifies a damaged length of cable on the floor of the North Sea and then painstakingly splices in a new section. In addition, the program discusses high-bandwidth digital developments such as naked-eye 3-D video and describes the principles of applied fiber optic physics, cable-manufacturing processes, and cable-laying techniques that are making such advanced Internet technology a reality.

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