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Let's develop high-speed deep sea Wi-Fi

 That, or something very much like it, was the impetus behind a recent study undertaken at the University at Buffalo, New York. There, associate professor of electrical engineering Tommaso Melodia has surmised that much of the world needs to know, in real time, what's going on upon the sea floor.

Strange as it sounds, he's not entirely wrong. In the event of tsunamis, for instance, sensors upon the sea floor capable of sending signals directly to those in the disaster's path would add precious seconds to response times. Melodia envisions submarine Wi-Fi devices capable of sending emergency alerts straight to smartphones and laptops, but his plans don't end there.

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