Jul 8, 2020

World’s First Underwater WiFi is Set Up

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You might think you’ve seen it all via live stream. Whether it’s historic astronaut launches, the strawberry moon, or new videogame console reveals, it’s easy to take our ability to see things unfold in real-time over the internet for granted.

And yet, there’s one frontier we’ve yet to fully breached — the deep sea. Communication through water isn’t quite as simple as through air and space.

Now, a new study shows that a type of aquatic internet can send data through light beams to allow divers to instantly stream footage from under the sea to the surface.

This is the “first time anyone has used the internet underwater completely wirelessly,” one of the researchers said.

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