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2004-11-28 06:00:07

AN IRISH firm has won a prestigious two-year research and development contract with the Euro-pean Space Agency. Fibrepulse Limited will assess the feasibility of using fibre optic tech-nology on satellites. Fibre optic technologies allow for the transmission of high data rates using light signals. Current satellites use copper cables, but fibre optics would bring advant-ages including faster speed and lower weight. Shane Scott, Technical Director of Fibrepulse, said: "The effects...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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