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Sprayon nanoparticle mix extends antenna range 100X

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Turns trees into antennas too.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/s...-hundred-times
post #2 of 14
I like devices that defy physics
Reminds me of those things you plug in to a outlet to turn the wiring in your home into a large antenna, they don't work either
post #3 of 14
And, just in time...Utah just outlawed tanning beds. This could be a nice spray-on tanner, and cell-phone booster, all-in-one.

I wonder what colors it comes in?
post #4 of 14
Deceptive thread title, since the value of "X" is not given. It could be .01, making this a zero gain product.

I prefer the old gizmo that used to be advertised in the Elks Magazine in the 1970s that lets you connect your antenna into your wall outlet plug. Now that's a big antenna because it gets you the entire North American power grid.
post #5 of 14
Just ahead of the whole home antenna one, I liked the one that turned an entire wall into a speaker.

When talking about the 2002 Olympics, Sting said that when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang, it was like a "wall of music." I wonder if it sounded like that???
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Originally Posted by thiao View Post

Turns trees into antennas too.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/s...-hundred-times

I looked at the patent. I wonder if what they are really saying is that you can create an antenna like a TV antenna by just spraying the antenna pattern on any surface.
post #7 of 14
Hmmm, it works on any vertical object. I wonder if I can turn my old bong into a high powered antenna?
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Originally Posted by Digital Rules View Post

Hmmm, it works on any vertical object. I wonder if I can turn my old bong into a high powered antenna?

You could create a helical antenna for satellite reception.
post #9 of 14
This falls under the category of "If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is".
post #10 of 14
The "inventor" is probably one of those folks who thinks that an antenna is "just a buncha metal"....with no regard to shape, sizes, or physics.
I guess, if a tree was exactly the right shape and size, you could coat it with metal and make an actual antenna, ........................
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

The "inventor" is probably one of those folks who thinks that an antenna is "just a buncha metal"....with no regard to shape, sizes, or physics.
I guess, if a tree was exactly the right shape and size, you could coat it with metal and make an actual antenna, ........................

how about sea water for an antenna. (you tube sea water antenna).
milt
post #12 of 14
When I was in high school, there was a huge craze over a "Plasma Speaker", which used a huge flame, with salt water or something to create an ionization. The outside of the flame could then be modulated by audio from an amplifier.
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

When I was in high school, there was a huge craze over a "Plasma Speaker", which used a huge flame, with salt water or something to create an ionization. The outside of the flame could then be modulated by audio from an amplifier.

Yes, I remember the plasma speaker. Someone said it generated a lot of RFI and I believe it used acetylene (if I recall correctly).
post #14 of 14
I worked for the Chamtech chief technical officer 20 years ago for several years. very smart and a very nice man. He was heavily into radio at that time.
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