Out of Our Elements

Glass Is Making Your Internet Faster

Episode 3 | 10m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Caitlin and Arlo visit the Diablo Glass School to discover how chemistry plays an important role in glass’s versatility, and how its properties can be manipulated. Dr. Desiré Whitmore — also known as “LaserChick” — uses lasers to demonstrate how information can be transmitted through glass, and explains how that forms the basis of an ever-growing global fiber optic network.

Aired: 08/10/21

Rating: NR

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