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Deep-sea Internet to detect tsunamis, spy on smugglers, and discover oil

dryson

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Report this Oct. 15 2013, 3:09 pm

The Internet may soon reach into the depths of the world's oceans and relay real-time information to smartphones everywhere — about everything from drug-smuggling submarines and the location of untapped oil reserves to the approach of a deadly tsunami.


Arrays of scientific instruments already bob on ocean buoys, hitch rides on sea turtles and lay bolted to seafloors. But they communicate with each other and scientists in myriad and often inefficient ways, explained Tommaso Melodia, an electrical engineer at the University of Buffalo in New York who is leading the development of the deep-sea Internet.


http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/deep-sea-internet-detect-tsunamis-spy-smugglers-discover-oil-8C11399875


With the Internet being able to comb the depths of the oceans it won't be long before humans are wanting to build under the surface of the water.


 

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