Google spends a lot of money deploying and maintaining a massive network of undersea fiber cables to help handle the enormous amounts of Internet traffic it generates every day. However, there is a slight problem. Network World reports that sharks are apparently fond of eating through undersea cables. The sharks appear to be drawn to the electrical fields the cables generate, which the sharks mistake for distressed fish. Google is working on a fix and the article reports that they are spending a lot of money to wrap the cables in “100% shark-proof” Kevlar.
Google Spends a Lot of Money Keeping Sharks from Eating Its Underwater Cables
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Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa
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