Student science experiment finds plants won’t grow near Wi-Fi router | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Posted by Trish Riley, May 24, 2013

Cress Collage

Well here’s some news: radiation emitted from wireless devices such as cell phones and routers prevents seeds from sprouting; i.e., life from living. Thanks to David Kofahl for passing this one along:

“The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.

Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Although by the end of the experiment the results were blatantly obvious — the cress seeds placed near the router had not grown. Many of them were completely dead. While the cress seeds planted in the other room, away from the routers, thrived.

The experiment earned the girls (pictured below) top honors in a regional science competition and the interest of scientists around the world…”

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  1. TrishRiley Says:

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  2. Bill Dyszel Says:

    Looks like a good topic for the Journal of Irreproducible Results.