Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have developed a wifi system for underwater devices.
They call it “Aqua-Fi” and it uses lasers and other components — mostly off the shelf — that can connect to the Internet.
According to Basem Shihada, a computer science associate professor at KAUST who worked on the project:
“If you want to imagine how to build the Internet underwater, laser alignment remains the most challenging part.”
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(Image credit: KAUST / Xavier Pita)