“O Canada” Transmitted Using Evaporated Vodka. Wait–What?

Nature uses chemicals for communication all the time.  Pheromones, for example.  And how many messages have been sent as the result of vodka?  Trillions.  But this is brand new.

Researchers from York University in Toronto and the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick in the UK have figured out a way to sent text messages via chemicals.  In this case, the chemical was evaporated vodka. The first message sent was “O Canada”–not the whole anthem, mind, just the first two words of the lyrics.  And it cost about $100.

Read more at Gizmag.


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