Lighting the way to a revolutionBreaking News
With a very thin tube, light and some engineering know-how you have the components for speeding information around the world.
The communication revolution was set in motion 40 years ago, when a landmark paper was revealed to the engineering community.
In 1966, Dr Charles Kuen Kao and George Hockham, both young research engineers from the Standard Telecommunications Laboratories, addressed a meeting at the Institute of Electrical Engineers in London with their exciting new findings on the possibilities of optical fibres.
Optical fibres are transparent rods of glass or plastic stretched until they are extremely long, flexible and thinner than a human hair.
comments powered by Disqus
- Conservative historian Arthur Herman slammed for saying Obama is highly submissive to Putin and other strong leaders
- Intellectual historians to gather in October
- Yuri N. Afanasyev, Historian Who Repudiated Communism, Dies at 81
- History professor gives Pittsburgh, PA columnist an “F” for a op ed on slavery
- Sharon Ullman says the work of historians is becoming increasingly invisible