Mobile Phone Radiation Found To Stunt Crops In India

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Mobile phones may have become ubiquitous in rural areas of India and popular among farmers. But electromagnetic radiation emanating from them may be stunting the growth of agricultural crops and plants, preliminary research has revealed.

Studies carried out at Panjab University, Chandigarh, suggest that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell phones could choke seeds, affect germination and early growth. This is said to be the first such study on the impact of EMF radiation on seeds.

The researchers germinated moong dal (Phaseolus aureus) seeds in a closed chamber in which two cell phones were kept on talk mode.

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Teens Cell Phone Use Catching Up To Adults

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Teenagers have previously lagged behind adults in their ownership of cell phones, but several years of survey data collected by the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that those ages 12-17 are closing the gap in cell phone ownership. The Pew Internet Project first began surveying teenagers about their mobile phones in its 2004 Teens and Parents project, when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since that time, mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens ages 12 to 17 — to 63% in fall of 2006 and to 71% in early 2008.

 

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Land Rover Develops World’s First Indestructible Cell Phone

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The Land Rover S1 mobile can withstand being dropped on to concrete and short bursts of 100C heat

Its vehicles are used to surviving pretty tough terrain.  Now Land Rover has produced what it claims is the world’s first indestructible mobile phone.

 

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Smartphones To Text Obese Kids Thin

Cell Phones To Text Obese Kids Thin

Doctors are using mobile technology to detect lethargy in overweight teenagers, and prompt them to exercise

Technology gets the blame for a lot of health problems: cars make you lazy, video games make you violent and MP3 players make you deaf. Now researchers at the University of Southern California are hoping to prove that mobile phones, at least, can have a positive effect. They plan to connect 50 obese teenagers to a battery of sensors and use mobiles to text the kids thin.

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Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia hopes to create a device that could harvest enough power to keep a cell phone topped up. 

A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it’s developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.

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Coffee Cup Power Inverter Recharges Your Portables

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 I think that all vehicles should have a AC outlet built right into them. However, until that time comes we have the Coffee Cup Power Inverter. According to the site, “The Coffee Cup Power Inverter is a conveniently shaped power source that coverts your car’s DC power into two 120-volt AC outlets. Perfect for powering or charging TV’s, DVD players, game consoles, cell phones, and other portable electronics. This coffee cup also has a USB charging port providing 500mA of power. The unique coffee cup shape fits nicely in today’s auto/boat/truck cup holders, preventing it from moving around inside your vehicle… Continue reading… “Coffee Cup Power Inverter Recharges Your Portables”

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