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Sailing the wired seas

Sailing the wired seas
THE first use the modern world made of the oceans’ depths was to run telegraph cables across them. That opened up a new era of intercontinental communication and spurred a new scientific interest in the abyss. Both enterprises have prospered: single cables now carry as much as 160 terabits across the Atlantic every second; oceanographers have mapped and drilled into the ocean floor around the world. But they have not come together.

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