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Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:49 am
by doofaloofa
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 25621.html

A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever.

The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.

Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides.


Any boffins here care to comment

If this is legit, you can count me in

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:11 am
by Odsox
Oh bugger, now you know why my hydroponics works so well ..... amateur radio rules :cheers:

I think there may be a clue in the text <quote> "Vi-Aqua makes water wetter" :scratch:

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:27 pm
by doofaloofa
wetter water sound great

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:09 pm
by Crickleymal
It's probably good for oiling snakes. Do the Irish have a different All Fools Day to us?

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:22 pm
by Skippy
Too good to be true?
I can't help thinking that if anyone ever has to ask that question the answer is almost always going to be yes.
I also can't help thinking that surely water on this planet has been bombarded with radio waves for the best part of the last century, hmm radio waves mean bigger crops and we are all getting fatter so maybe it must be true :cheers:


Pete

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:28 pm
by diggernotdreamer
This is a bit of an old story I believe, maybe even several years old, not sure it is quite as good as it looks, when I worked for a company who sold cleaning chemicals, we had a washing up liquid that made water wetter, apparently the bubbles break down the surface tension of the water thus making the water wetter or something (some boffin told me that), probably jumping around naked under the full moon and stirring your elements into a vortex would have a similar effect

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:26 pm
by Odsox
diggernotdreamer wrote:we had a washing up liquid that made water wetter,

Yes, that's a well known fact although it's actually "wettability". Any soap or detergent based product will destroy the surface tension and is/was used in our job/hobby as an additive for pesticides or foliar feed as it makes the liquid spread over the plants instead of forming droplets.
It doesn't make the water any wetter though otherwise you could have degrees of wetness, up to and including dehydrated water.
Concentrated water anyone, or maybe some diluted water ? :iconbiggrin:

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:57 pm
by Green Aura
I like mine diluted with whisky.

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:53 pm
by Odsox
Green Aura wrote:I like mine diluted with whisky.

Irish I hope, as in whiskey. :lol:

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:06 pm
by doofaloofa
I kind of regret buying 1000 to sell to all you guys

maybe I can get my money back

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:37 pm
by Odsox
I was intrigued (doesn't happen very often) and looked at the "How it works" on their web site.
They say <quote> "The Vi-Aqua Technology uses a series of special micro and mega radio waves, with frequencies up to about 27 MHz"

Well to start with "microwaves" start at 1000 MHz or some people have them starting at 3000 MHz, which is a tad higher than 27 MHz and "megawaves" is not even an electronic term, it should be "shortwave"
Whether it works or not, I haven't a clue, but if you want to try it yourself you can buy a CB radio walkie talkie (they operate on 27 MHz) and stick the antenna in your watering can for 15 seconds.
See bottom of page .... http://tredispace.com/viaqua/index.php/en/products

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:07 pm
by Green Aura
Odsox wrote:
Green Aura wrote:I like mine diluted with whisky.

Irish I hope, as in whiskey. :lol:


Given where I live, Tony, I'd probably be driven out of town. :lol:

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:53 am
by Crickleymal
Odsox wrote:See bottom of page .... http://tredispace.com/viaqua/index.php/en/products


Where I work filters that site out as a producer of spam! Make of that what you will.

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:48 am
by gregorach
Green Aura wrote:I like mine diluted with whisky.


Water is the strong stuff
It carries whales and ships
But water is the wrong stuff
Don't let it get past your lips!
It rots your books
It wets your suits
Puts aches in all your bones
Dilute the stuff with whisky, aye
Or leave it well alone!

[Robin Williamson - "Rab's Last Woollen Testament"]

Re: Too good to be true?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:51 pm
by Green Aura
We definitely need a like button. :iconbiggrin:

Is that Robin Williamson from The Incredible String Band, Dunc?