MythBusters Experiment: Tweet at This Plant to Help It Grow

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Some green thumbs insist that talking to plants helps them grow and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is putting that popular idea to the test with a technological twist.

As part of “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” the museum created an interactive experiment that lets anyone tweet at a plant at the museum through the project’s official website. The unique message gets turned into robotic speech that then travels through a speaker to the plant

The museum teamed up with the agency Carmichael Lynch, an organization that focuses on digital media, public relations and more, to create a special tweet-to-speech technology. Visitors to the official site can actually hear the technology at work; as a new tweet comes in, the robot sounds it out Read more…

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