April 16, 2002
Bacteria: The Next Wireless Communication Infrastructure?

Or should I say "The First Wireless Communication Infrastructure?"

Looks like we could learn a thing or two about messaging from our bacterial friends (and presumably our viral friends).

See the BBC News article:
Bacteria 'message' to each other.

It is known that bacteria exchange messages by releasing substances into the fluid in which they are growing, but new research suggests they can send signals through the air.

It is the first time airborne communication has been identified, say the team who carried out the study.

The messages sent by bacteria are a wake-up call to other roaming bugs to head towards the bacterial colonies called biofilms.

Posted by Lisa at April 16, 2002 10:40 AM | TrackBack
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