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  1. Sponge May Provide Boost To Fiber Optics

    jake on 2003.08.21
    at 12:45 pm

    Thank you SpongeBob SquarePants!

    The "Venus flower basket" is a sponge that lives in the cold deep waters of the ocean. It has fibers on it's body that can transmit light better than the man made fiber optic cables that are currently manufactured.

    "You can actually tie a knot in these natural biological fibers and they will not break it's really quite amazing," said Joanna Aizenberg, who led the research at Bell Laboratories.

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