by Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 18 January 2014

Alcohol solves all your problems, including sending text messages without a signal! O Canada is the first ever text message sent out using alcohol, specifically vodka. Two researchers at York University used specific concentration levels of evaporated vodka to represent bits 1 and 0. They sprayed the message across 12 feet to a receiving unit that deciphered and read out the message.

This type of molecular communication may not be as advanced as some of our current telecom technologies, but the researchers believe that it could be very useful for closed environments with no cellular or Wi-Fi signal. For instance, robots deployed below ground could use this technology to send out messages to its humans above.

Now that’s taking drunk texting quite literally!

Via Ars Technica