#UP How 20000 Pounds Of Potatoes Helped Bring Wi-Fi To Airplanes

San Francisco Chronicle
If you're flying somewhere this holiday season, you could be on a plane that offers Wi-Fi. And a good Wi-Fi connection on a plane flying 500 miles per hour at 35,000 feet was a particularly hard tech problem to solve, say the Boeing engineers who solved it.

Boeing uses potatoes for in-flight wireless test
CNN International
Washington (CNN) -- Airplane manufacturer Boeing builds some of the most complicated machines on Earth, but in its efforts to make wireless signals on airplanes better it turned to the produce aisle for help. Wednesday the company announced a ...

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