From Marconi to macaroni

05 Mar 2012

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t make this stuff up. We just write it down. 

In Italy “researchers may have solved the problem of radio congestion by cleverly twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta,” reports Science Daily, quoting the wonderfully named Dr Fabrizio Tamburini from the University of Padova. 

Our first instinct was to congratulate the spoofers, but it appears to be genuine. They tested it in Venice, of course, sending a test message which reads: “This great Fiat will help mobile phone Roman. It’s a pizza history.” That last bit might not be true.

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