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Author: Jon PalfremanBilly CrudupJared LipworthBeth HoppeIra FlatowAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"The laser light pulses that travel the gossamer threads of glass in today's high-tech communication systems are the distant offspring of ancient signal fires. In this program, Ira Flatow and Tom Standage guide viewers through the evolution of long-distance communication, a field of endeavor spurred on by creativity, competition, and chance. Special emphasis is given to fiber optics as it is being used today, both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Palfreman; Billy Crudup; Jared Lipworth; Beth Hoppe; Ira Flatow; Tom Standage; Palfreman Film Group.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Carlton International Media Limited.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56715424
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program Innovation : life, inspired in 2004.
Credits: Series producer, Jared Lipworth ; executive producer, Beth Hoppe ; original music, Robert Secret.
Performer(s): Narrator, Billy Crudup.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Other Titles: Innovation (Television program : 2004)
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Jon Palfreman ; a Palfreman Film Group, Inc. production for Thirteen/WNET New York, in association with Carlton International ; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.

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"The laser light pulses that travel the gossamer threads of glass in today's high-tech communication systems are the distant offspring of ancient signal fires. In this program, Ira Flatow and Tom Standage guide viewers through the evolution of long-distance communication, a field of endeavor spurred on by creativity, competition, and chance. Special emphasis is given to fiber optics as it is being used today, both in communications and in other disciplines such as telerobotic surgery"--Container.

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