New tech to make oceans Wi-Fi hotspot

Finding a place to connect to wireless internet usually isn’t too difficult. But one of the places it can be is if you find yourself out in the middle of the ocean. All that may change now as researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a new deep-sea computer technology network capable of collecting and analyzing data from our oceans. Using sound wave-based techniques to create Wi-Fi under the sea, the researchers hope to make data available on things like tsunami detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, and pollution monitoring, not to mention anyone traveling on the water simply sporting a laptop or smartphone. This ocean Wi-Fi network is certain to make big waves with sea-faring techies.

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.