How would one communicate Morse code down a waterfall?

You may know that fiber optic cables gather up light and deliver it from one end to the other without letting it shine out the sides. But did you know that you can do much the same thing with water (and better with other liquids)? » 1/22/12 2:00pm 1/22/12 2:00pm

How Ma Bell Shelved the Future for 60 Years

What would the world be like if fiber optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930's? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression? » 11/25/10 11:08am 11/25/10 11:08am

Giant, Deep Sea Sponges Evolved Fiber Optic Exoskeletons

Click to view » 11/13/08 8:20am 11/13/08 8:20am This gigantic sea sponge has an exoskeleton made of glass rods, and each rod can grow up to a meter in length. In the deep sea, these massive sponges contain a menagerie of other tiny lifeforms, all dependent on their sea sponge hosts for something in short supply far under the water. They need light -…