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Communicating in Nature's Language

Communicating in Nature's Language | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Centuries of research and billions of dollars of investment have effectively brought humanity under the dominance of ‘1’ and ‘0’. Concurrently, millennia of evolution have seen a different language develop in the natural world: one of singular value and purpose. While the language of digital communication — radio, television, internet, wireless — has defined ‘Hello’ as the cumbersome ‘01001000 01000101 01001100 01001100 01001111’, a the bio-chemical world will represent it by a single molecule."

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Communicating Underground Via Chemical Signals

Communicating Underground Via Chemical Signals | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A new molecular communications system could beam messages and data underground, underwater or inside the body, where other forms of communication aren't practical. Plants and animals use molecular signaling all the time, from sweet-smelling flowers to insect pheromones. Bees, for example, use pheromones — signaling chemicals among animals — to alarm each other when there's a threat to the hive. Now, a team of researchers has shown that this chemical language can also be used to send messages in environments where electromagnetic signals can't be used, such as in tunnels, in pipelines or underwater. "

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