Photograph: Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

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For the indefinite future, I can only be contacted via electronic mail to
robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com

Protest Photo Series 2001-2011

Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Photography
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Worth a Look: National Geographic 2010 Photographs

Photography, Worth A Look

Undersea Cable Ships, Cables, & the People that Help Facilitate the Global Internet

Commerce, Geospatial, Photography, Technologies, True Cost
Photo by David Meyer/ZDNet UK

Aboard an Alcatel-Lucent undersea cable ship
September 5, 2010

The Ile de Batz is one of three dedicated ships that Alcatel-Lucent uses to lay the submarine fiber-optic cables that carry broadband connectivity across the oceans.

The ship is usually based in Calais, France, but made a stop recently in Greenwich, England, to pick up components from Alcatel-Lucent’s factory. The telecommunications infrastructure company invited ZDNet UK to see the factory and the ship, and have a look at a vital part of the global Internet that’s normally hidden by miles of water.

The Ile de Batz usually spends between 30 and 40 days at sea on each voyage. It can lay up to 200 kilometers (120 miles) of cable per day, in normal conditions, to a depth of about 8km. That cable and its components are expected to have a lifespan of about 25 years.

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Gulf Oil Plume Video-Ticker, Maps, and Photos + PBS Suggestion-Collection from the Public

03 Environmental Degradation, 05 Energy, 12 Water, Maps, Photography, Policies, Videos/Movies/Documentaries

+ Suggestions from the public on what to do being posted at PBS NewsHour’s YouTube channel (over 1,700 posts)

+ Oil Kill by Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
+ Remote Operated Vehicle feeds
+ Supercomputer tapped for 3D models of oil spill
+ BP Gulf of Mexico presentation
+ BP Deepwater Horizon Situation Status Maps

Afghanistan Wartime Architecture/Infrastructure Photo Galleries 2001-2010

09 Terrorism, 10 Security, 11 Society, Civil Society, Commerce, Military, Photography
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Afghanistan Wartime Architecture Photo Series from
March 2001-2010