Rock Climbing Researchers Solve Key Question for Subsea Cable-Laying

[By Christina Benjaminsen]

What does a rock climbing belay device have in common with a subsea cable installation vessel?

The answer is that both can cause torsion, meaning the climbing rope or cable will start to twist. Up until now, no one could explain why this happened. However, two enthusiastic researchers, who happen to be rock climbers, made it their business to solve the mystery.

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