People at MIT hve spent time proving that foil hats actually amplify radio frequencies rather than deflect them, as is the commonly held belief. No doubt the rumours about their protective capabilities was started by the government. Yep.
Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government’s invasive abilities. We theorize that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.
Isn’t it reassuring to know that the people at MIT are making good use of their time? 😀
See the tests here.