Fiber Optic Friday!!

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Happy Fiber Optic Friday Everyone!! Here are four fun facts about fiber optics for you to kick off the weekend with!!

1. Fiber optics use Light! Thats right, no electricity passes through fiber optic cables. This also means there is no heat (and no fire hazards!!).

2. Fiber optics are green!! Since fiber optics use no electricity, there is less energy flowing threw them!! Less power means less carbon output and lower emissions!!

3. Fiber optics aren’t influenced by the weather!! Yup you heard that correctly, fiber optics can’t be influenced by rain, heat, or snow!

4. Fiber optics makes a house worth more!! Fiber optic services add a whopping $5,000 to the perceived value of a home! WOW!!

Fast Trak’s Book Recommendation!

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Looking for another read this summer? be sure to check out Rework by Jason Fried!! It focuses on a better, faster, way to succeed in business. Fried goes against standard business models, encouraging people to avoid plans, not use outside investors, and ignore the competition. The book argues that people spend too much time with paperwork and meetings instead of getting work done. Fried offers ideas to help be more productive, get cheap exposure and lots of counterintuitive ideas to advance your business. This book is the perfect way to kick off your weekend!! Happy Friday Everyone!

Fiber Optic Friday!

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Our favorite day of the week is here again, happy fiber optic Friday everyone! In honor of #FOF we decided to post about a new microscope developed using fiber optics that is helping scientists get deeper into the brain to explore!!

A team of Neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope that is able to look deep into the brain. Most microscopes only go about a millimeter into the brain, and a lot of important things we want to see are much deeper. The fiber optic lens also allows you to adjust the lens, while most current models are fixed. The microscope works fast and is not motion sensitive, giving scientists and doctors a much clearer view of what’s inside.

The microscope has a thin fiber optic cord that is mounted on the head so the person, or animal, can move while the brain is being examined. Parts of the brain like the amygdala will now be available to look at for the first time. This new advance will help with understanding brain disease and creating new treatments. One small step for fiber optics, one giant leap for mankind!!

Happy fiber optic Friday everyone!

Fiber Optics Applications Expansion in the Oil and Gas Industry!!

 

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Happy Fiber Optic Friday everyone!!

Fiber Optics have been used in the oil and gas industry since the 1990′s to help with digital temperature sensing. Now another type of fiber optic sensor, the distributed accounting sensor (DAS), has been gaining popularity and is going to add value to the fiber optic sensors currently used to monitor wells, oil and gas pipelines, and reservoirs. These sensors will help with pipeline leak detection.

They have been working to fully develop this since 2007 and it is now starting to take off!! The sensing technology includes pressure and temperature gauges, distributed temperature sensing, array temperature sensing, flow measurement and seismic sensors. Since fiber optics are immune to electromagnetic interference, these monitors are a lot more accurate. The fiber optics are able to act as the sensing method and the transmission medium!! Another advantage to fiber optics is that they are able to be used at high temperatures and in high pressure environments.

Though the declining gas prices may cause a problem for funding, researchers believe that they will not affect their research of fiber optics and the technology of the DAS will continue on. Want to continue the fiber optic Friday fun?! Read more on Rigzone!

Fiber optic Friday!!

 

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It’s fiber optic Friday here at Fast Trak and we are pumped!! Here are some fun facts you didn’t know about fiber optics to help you celebrate!

1. Fiber optics have been around since 1870! The actual fiber optic cables started making an appearance in the 1950s.

2. There is no electrical current in fiber optics! Fiber optics use light instead. This method has no heat involved and therefore makes it safer!

3. Fiber optics are fast due to their increased capacity!

4. Fiber optics have multiple uses! Aside from transmitting data, they’re also used for gun sights, spectroscopy, and artificial Christmas trees!

5. Fiber optics are green!

Fiber optics link to SpaceX!!

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The University of Texas has started making plans to connect fiber optics to the SpaceX rocket launch created by the infamous Elon Musk! Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has been working on commercial space travel since 2002. SpaceX aims to create an affordable way to get to space, similar to commercial airlines. Fiber optics are being laid down to collect radio frequencies and help develop these commercial rockets! SpaceX hopes to make the concept of colonization on Mars possible since it is similar to Earth! The company plans to be sending non-astronauts into space within the next decade, will you be going galactic?!

 

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