Plants and Wi-Fi routers

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)December 16, 2013

Someone here may be interested in: Plants won't grow near Wi-Fi routers, experiment finds

Some girls in Denmark got some sort of an award for their experiment. Students elsewhere should find i easy to replicate the experiment and confirm or refute their results.

In summary: The girls placed six trays of Lepidium sativum seeds (a garden cress grown commercially throughout Europe) in a room without radiation, and an equal amount in a room next to two Wi-Fi routers. Over a 12-day period, they observed, measured, weighed and photographed the results. Even before the 12th day arrived, however, the end results were obvious: The cress seeds placed near the routers either hadn't grown or were completely dead, while the seeds placed in the radiation-free room had blossomed into healthy plants.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Did you experiment?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 2:22PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

@ purpleinopp Wed, Feb 26, 14 at 14:22 Did you experiment?

I had a greenhouse from 1966-2001 and did many experiments.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 2:51PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I meant with the wi-fi router?

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 9:57AM
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ajames54(5)

hmmm.. my wifi router is about 6 feet from my starting trays and maybe 8 from my little hydro set up.. and has been for years. I've never had any propagation or growth issues.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 4:44PM
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LullabyF360

I start my seeds indoors before transplanting outside. I always start them by placing them on top of our server. Perfect source of warmth!! There is a router sitting on top of it as well. Never had any problem. Never noticed anything odd either.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 4:52PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Delete - sorry.

This post was edited by albert_135 on Thu, May 8, 14 at 16:17

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 4:09PM
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greenman62

not exactly a scientific experiment.

its VERY possible the lighting conditions, soil, water etc...
were all a bit different.

as an RF engineer, i doubt this seriously.

i can see a teacher seeing the results, calling the local paper, then it goes viral.
no one noticing that the girl who was in charge of watering the other room was sick one day.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 1:49PM
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JoppaRich(7b)

"while the seeds placed in the radiation-free room "

No such thing.

it's a cool idea for an experiment, but it was so poorly done as to be useless. There's no controlling for light, heat, moisture, etc.

And if it was true, we'd basically have no plants anywhere near cities.

http://www.atomsandnumbers.com/2013/the-problems-with-one-data-point/

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 2:02PM
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