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Old 07-25-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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CNET: Your plant just called to say 'I'm thirsty!'

Your plant just called to say 'I'm thirsty!' | CNET News.com

Imagine answering your cell phone to hear your Scotch Moss plant telling you in a fake Glaswegian accent that it needs a drink.

This scenario is not far from reality, as a group of postgraduate students at New York University is developing a way for over-watered or dry plants to phone for help.

The "Botanicalls" project uses moisture sensors placed in the soil that can send a signal over a wireless network to a gateway that places a call if the plant's too dry or wet.


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Old 07-26-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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I think that would be a great idea. Then I can get rid of all the plastic plants and replace them with real ones. ;)

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Old 07-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
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A little crazy?......but it might just catch on! Good luck to em'. It's ht e sort of thing people will take to. They should add a time release water spray to it for when you can't get back for a while.
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