Vodka-Powered Text Messages for When You Have No Wireless Signal
We’ve all texted someone at some point in our lives where alcohol was a contributing factor. However, has anyone ever sent an alcohol-influenced text message without actually drinking it? Canada has. A research team from York University found a way to create the world’s first molecular text message by programming a series of vodka-filled sprays that were transmitted to a receiver.
The receiver measured the alcohol levels and formed a message from the pattern transmitted. An example of this method of communication is similar to how animals communite with one another through urination, according to Andrew Eckford, professor of Lassonde School of Engineering. Alhough this new method will not be replacing radio waves any time soon, it would be beneficial in places around the world where radio signals don’t work.
The first successful molecular text message was “O CANADA.”
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