Plants as network medium?

Craig Ruff cruff at ncar.ucar.edu
Mon Aug 31 17:13:54 EST 1998


In article <6sc1uf$op$1 at news.ycc.yale.edu>,
Miguel Cruz <mnc at diana.law.yale.edu> wrote:
>Furthermore, you'd need a lot of power to go from Canada to Kandy, probably
>more than your average petunia would prefer.

Actually, the power you need is depends on the ionospheric conditions, which
varies with many factors (day/night, sun spot cycle, etc).  You can
communicate around the world with much less than 1W at times.

Now, how many petunias are needed for 200mW? :-)
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