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Plants and Wi-Fi routers

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 16, 13 at 16:52

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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RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

Did you experiment?

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

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

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

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

I meant with the wi-fi router?

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

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.

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

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.

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

Delete - sorry.

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

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

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.

RE: Plants and Wi-Fi routers

"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.

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