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How is optical fiber made?

Fiber optics is amazing. It has far less signal degradation, it’s low power, nonflammable, flexible, and lightweight, but how is optical fiber made?

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“Hello” wins out over “Ahoy” thanks to the telephone

If you ever watch a movie that takes place prior to 1827 and a character says, “Hello”, you’ve just uncovered a continuity error. They’re fun to spot—there’s the gas-powered chariot in Gladiator, Dorothy’s pigtails that grow and recede 4 inches throughout a single scene in The Wizard of Oz, and the cobra’s reflection off the glass that safely separates it from Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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