Dec 27, 2020

Scientists Create Underwater Internet

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No escape.

Checking your notifications on a dive or live-streaming from the reef may not be such a far-off reality thanks to an underwater internet dubbed “Aqua-Fi.”

Developed by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Aqua-Fi uses a combination of lasers and existing computing technology to connect devices to the internet more than 30 feet underwater.

With the new technology, researchers were able to place a brief Skype call from a waterproof smartphone, using a standard Wi-Fi signal to connect to an underwater modem.

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