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Researchers Send Text Message...Using Vodka
by Karl Bode 08:26AM Thursday Jan 16 2014
Two researchers recently discovered a way to send a text message communications using freshly-evaporated vodka. According to Ars Technica, the scientists used specific concentration levels of the vodka to represent bits 1 and 0, and then transmitted the lyrics of "O Canada" between two points twelve feet apart. A receiving unit was able to read out the message as it detected the concentration of vodka in the air rising or falling over time. While not likely to change your home communications anytime soon, researchers believe the "molecular communication system" could be used as a niche tool in nanotechnology, or in cramped spaces (allowing sewer robots to communicate).

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ITALIAN926

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:)

Surely you cant be serious. I am Serious, and don't call me Shirley.

celeritypc
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This is too easy...

Unfortunately, the words came out slurred on the other side.
NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON

Why vodka?

I'm just curious why vodka was chosen as the means to send the message as opposed to some other liquid vapour (whether alcoholic or not) the article doesn't say.

If I tracked down the paper and tried to read it, it would probably make my tiny brain explode...

NefCanuck
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Re: Why vodka?

said by NefCanuck:

I'm just curious why vodka was chosen as the means to send the message as opposed to some other liquid vapour (whether alcoholic or not) the article doesn't say.

"This article brought to you by Grey Goose... we can also send text messages"!
MaynardKrebs
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Footnotes


[1] Does not work with the words to The Star Spangled Banner
robewhitener

join:2001-06-22
Asheville, NC

Vodka Shmodka

I've sent quite a few text messages using vodka, tequila, and bourbon.... Nothing really new there.
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