The Internet’s veins



The Internet today is only made possible by tens of thousands of kilometres of cabling at the bottom of the sea and buried underground. The above GIF from Vice’s Motherboard site shows the development of the submarine backbone from 1989 to 2017.

Credits: Builtvisible and TeleGeography via Meghan Neal and Vice Motherboard

Xmas fibre optic roses – a little early!


Yes, Christmas is still three months away, and we haven’t seen Diwali yet, but this rose with its fibre optic-style shift in colours was not something I could keep wrapped up until the 25th, so enjoy this early gift.

Credits: Ilona via Susan Boyle Boyle, Gata Negra, LOVELY GIFS✿*ڰۣ*, Google+ and GMail