CD 1967041 E&MP55.001
November 17, 1965
Fiber optics, bundles of flexible glass strands that conduct light along any desired path just as wire conducts electricity, may lead to a new kind of picture transmission.
The device here is a shape converter, which uses fiber optics to change the image of an object (in this case a circle) to a straight line that can be picked up by a scanner and transmitted as energy to another scanner many miles away.
Original Caption by Science Service