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Plants don't grow near Wi-Fi?

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  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    It's not the effect on plants which worries me, after all no farmer places routers randomly in fields... but the effect this might possibly have on the regenerative ability and growth of human cells.

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    Makes one wonder what WiFi does to to other cells in nature.
     
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    Free weedkiller? Sign me up please :D
     
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    My router is right next to me on my desk D:
     
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    That's bullshit.
     
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    This is one experiment worthy of reproducing (no pun intended). Not sure I beleive it, unless the WiFi source was also producing Gamma rays.
     
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    They are High Schoolers. This is therefore no "science". They did not even try to avoided mediated variables (or take them in to account).
     
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    I'm trying this. Problem is I don't have two identical rooms.
     
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    Let's leave this to the pros, okay?
     
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    Nice... place control batch as far away from WiFi as possible and the other near it in the same room? Defintely need to keep temp, humidity and light same between them.
     
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    What should I grow?
     
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    That makes little to no sense. Routers, paper towels, seeds and water are readily available to anyone. "Professional" is a subjective term.
     
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    I thought so as well but check the pics - one is nearly 100% the other is nearly 0%. The difference is too great for comfort...
    Seeds grow very easily on water-saturated cotton (I've done so several times myself). Never tried it near a router, but I will.

    Traditional custom in my country: It’s traditional to sow wheat, grain and canary seed, ‘gulbiena’, on cotton buds in flat pans five weeks before Christmas. These are left in the dark until the seeds produce white grass-like shoots. The pans with the fully-grown shoots as long as 20 or 30 cm are then used to decorate the crib or the statue of Baby Jesus.
     
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    ok so I'm going to do this on the two ends of the window sill one is right next to the three wireless devices (n router, g router, and at&t microcell)...

    I will work on this tonight and take pictures and post progress every day...
     
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    What they didn't say was that the "Radiation Free" room had a window in it, and the other room had little light at all...
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I hope what you're saying is true but can you quote the source please?

    (Don't misunderstand me, I really hope all this was just a lot of crap or some hoax).
     
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    Look at all the techies dancing around and shaking their fist 'cause someone poked a finger at their god. :laugh:
     
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    Chia pets- easy to use, available everywhere, and should provide a comparable environment for the seeds to take root ;)
     
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    I only have one sitting around... How about alfalfa on cloth on plates?
     
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    I was being sarcastic to point out that there are any number of reasons that set will grow better than the other.

    I don't put any faith in a 9th grade science experiment.
     
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    And a high school graduates science experiment (mine) is any better? lol, I'll do my best to be as accurate as possible. Maybe I'll also put one on top of a computer power supply :)
    so:
    -routers
    -power supply
    -nothing
     
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    I've read this a couple of months ago. Nothing to worry about, the experiment was badly conducted and doesn't mean anything.
     
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    This would've been so much better if they simply moved the router so the plants could be kept at the exact same spot, hopefully with the same externals working on them.

    They way they did it now is simply worthless from a scientific point if view, with a lot of very important variables like light intensity totally left out of the picture.

    Ofc it does make for a very hot topic, and people love to read/talk about it, but that doesn't change the fact that nothing has been proven here.

    Edit: what newtekie said
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Thing is that this wasn't a case where one grew better. According to the photos nearly all the seeds in one plate grew, whereas all the seeds in the other plate died. All of them...

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    Of course, them being high-schoolers and the lack of scientific environment and all brings the possibility of both plates not being watered equally (too much water might kill as well as too little), or difference in light or air quality... Still such variables shouldn't be killing all the seeds in that plate. It's more likely that someone played a prank where one of the plates was tampered with (poisoned?) or the seeds weren't from the same batch and they used dead seeds.
     
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    Actually, a lack of light(of a specific spectrum) will cause the seeds to not germinate at all. From the looks of that picture that seems to be exactly what has happened. soo, they probably didn't die, they just didn't start growing because of a lack of stimulants.
     
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