Smart home sensors use electrical wiring as an antenna

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Technology devised by researchers at the University of Washington and the Georgia Institute of Technology¬† uses a home’s copper electrical wiring as a giant antenna to receive wireless signals, allowing for the possibility of wireless sensors that run for decades on a single watch battery. Another pointer to the future item from Gizmag, with the funkiest acronym ever, SNUPI, which stands for Sensor Nodes Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure. Smart home sensors use electrical wiring as an antenna.