Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
7125 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 355

Trusted

  Reply # 964982 11-Jan-2014 00:19 Send private message

how does something that 'looks' so fragile last forever?




Apologies for poor typing standards when on Samsung S4 [swype's fault]/iPad 2 Wifi[too slow to use!]

^.^
2714 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 620

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 964986 11-Jan-2014 01:23 Send private message

joker97: how does something that 'looks' so fragile last forever?


Fibre optic is fairly strong. Just dont bend it. It is woven with a fabric like thing around it. Almost like a bungee cord you could say.




  


11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 967258 15-Jan-2014 07:37 Send private message

TimA:
joker97: how does something that 'looks' so fragile last forever?


Fibre optic is fairly strong. Just dont bend it. It is woven with a fabric like thing around it. Almost like a bungee cord you could say.


Yup, the way fibre optic is manufactured, tensile strength of glass is actually stronger than steel. As you say, just don't bend it too much as it will hinder the transmission performance or even break. Just as any ceramic, tensile strength is high but it is brittle.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by TimA on 22-Aug-2014 19:14 (131 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


CGA. Is it fair?
Created by BTR, last reply by bazzer on 22-Aug-2014 11:02 (86 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Fluoride is safe, who knew?
Created by networkn, last reply by TimA on 22-Aug-2014 21:46 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Free: Smart Button for your Android device
Created by freitasm, last reply by Journeyman on 22-Aug-2014 21:15 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by Lightbox on 22-Aug-2014 17:04 (469 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Opotiki SPCA vote
Created by JayADee, last reply by shk292 on 22-Aug-2014 20:21 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


It was hardly 'hacking' was it?
Created by CB_24, last reply by gzt on 21-Aug-2014 22:26 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
Created by stocksp, last reply by Linuxluver on 22-Aug-2014 19:45 (86 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.