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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About the Author: Ellyssa
Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker.
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