This Detergent Bottle Talks To Your Wi-Fi (And It’s Actually Useful)

By Jesus Diaz

For the first time ever, a team of engineers created simple plastic objects that communicate wirelessly–without using batteries or electronics.

Scientists at the University of Washington have engineered something that defies belief: inexpensive plastic contraptions that, despite containing no electronics or electricity, act like sensors and connect to Wi-Fi devices like your smartphone. It’s something that “no one has been able to do before,” according to Vikram Iyer, a University of Washington doctoral student and coauthor of a paper on the research.

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