News Stories relating to "cell phone"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Over the past few decades, the rapid influx of personal cell phones into our daily lives has prompted a debate over their safety which runs on and on. There is barely a single person in the developed world who does not carry a mobile phone; in fact, the number of mobile devices is set to exceed the world's population this year, according to a...
Monday, April 8, 2013
Not because of any radiation that might be emanating from it, but because texting--instead of meeting with friends face to face--is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.
Neuroscientists have found evidence that experiences leave imprints--not only in our brains, but on our HEARTS. They've learned that people who practice...
Monday, August 20, 2012
You may think you're carrying a cell phone around in your pocket or purse, but what you're really carry is a GPS-emitting device that allows you to be tracked
--not only where you go
, but what you buy,...
Friday, May 4, 2012
What if you could use your iphone
to develop the Superman-like skill of having X-ray vision? Well, now you can: A microchip enables a phone to see through walls, wood and plastics and--although the researchers deny this--through clothing as well, meaning you can...
Friday, March 9, 2012
Ever wish you could "turn off" that annoying cell phone chatter we hear everywhere around us these days? Well maybe you can: Japan has invented a "shut up" machine that painlessly forces people to be quiet. And it's portable!
It works by recording its target's speech, then firing their words back at them with a...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Which ear do you use for your cell phone? If you’re a left brain thinker, chances are you use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear. There is a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70% of participants holding their cell phone up to the ear on the same...
Friday, December 9, 2011
Do you have the wrong kind of phone? New research shows that some of the smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android’s security features, making them more vulnerable to attack. Android has the largest share of the smartphone...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It's not just because you can have sex with it
. Biologists and mathematicians have discovered that nature follows a formula known as the "golden mean," which refers to the proportions found in nature. It is a ratio based on "pi," the ratio of a circle's...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Be sure to take your smartphone to your next party or business meeting (whether or not you are sexting
)! Engineers are developing software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd and make new friends who share similar interests. It uses nearby wireless networks and...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
What is the science behind the recent WHO report that cell phones are unsafe
? The World Health Organization constantly monitors environmental toxins all over the world, and cell phone radiation is only one of these. Cell phones give off a weak form of energy called non-...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yes, there are problems
with cell phones, but there is GOOD news too: A new brain-control interface lets paraplegics make calls just by THINKING of the number. And after a brief training period, these people probably dial fewer wrong numbers than the rest of us do. It could...
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Ever wondered just how much information about you your cell phone carrier has? They keep this information secret, so German Green party politician Malte Spitz whose carrier is the German company Deutsche-Telekom went to court to obtain his records, and the results are chilling: He found that he was being continually being tracked.
Friday, March 18, 2011
At last--Something other than bad news
about cell phones: An "app" on your iphone can diagnose whether or not you have cancer and is 100% accurate! In Japan, where almost everyone owns a sophisticated phone, this could be a big relief for people who have been...
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Scientists have discovered that cell phone radiation "excites" the brain-- Just 50 minutes of cell phone radiation significantly affects brain function and metabolism of glucose (the brain's main fuel) in those parts of the brain that receive the most cell phone radiation. This is an important clue about the ways that cell phone...
Thursday, December 2, 2010
You can teach your computer lots of things
, but what can you teach your phone
? We can now send people words, images and videos on our iphones--what if we could send them a moving, 3-D...
Friday, November 26, 2010
If you plan on asking Santa for a new cell phone, but aren't sure you'll get one, turn your old phone into an iphone instead! Input Dynamics has developed software which can tell you where to tap on a cell phone screen tell exactly to tap on it to activate its various functions. In BBC News, Dave Lee quotes researcher Simon Godshill as...
Monday, November 22, 2010
Talking too much on your cell phone can be dangerous
, but in a more subtle way than you might think. There are all kinds of allergies
and it turns out that chatting endlessly on your cell phone can lead to an allergic...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Although debate continues, independent studies with long-term follow-up strongly suggest an increased risk of brain tumors related to the use of cellular or cordless phones. Researcher .B. Dubey says, "We conclude that the current standard of exposure to microwave during mobile phone use is not safe for long-term exposure and needs to be...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
IF you're a supertasker - Psychologists have found a small group of people with an extraordinary ability to multitask: Unlike almost everyone they've studied, they can safely drive while chatting on a cell phone (although it's against the LAW in some places)!
These "supertaskers" are only 2.5% of the population, but...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Some people actually benefit from cell phone radiation, but the rest of us are afraid we'll end up with a brain tumor, like the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. What's the latest on the connection between cell phones and cancer?
The latest information from researcher is that there's no good reason to think that cell phone use causes cancer,...
Monday, December 28, 2009
They don't crash planes and now DEAF people can use them! - Good news for the New Year: One thing we're all doing a lot of during this holiday season is talking on the phone. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, cell phone use has largely been limited to text messaging. But the future is here: Researchers have created...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Made worse by a cell phone - Notice all the TV ads for erectile dysfunction lately? Men can become impotent in surprising ways and one of them is carrying their cell phone in a side pocket. And carrying your cell on your belt can cause a much more minor problem, which could become important later. That's scary!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
If you want to be a safe driver, don't get a fancy ring tone for your cell phone. A new study shows that just the ring of a cell phone may be as distracting as talking on the phone while driving, especially if it's a familiar song.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Ever since Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer, scientists are taking another look at cell phone danger. Besides cancer, there are other, MORE SUBTLE, dangers to using cell phones!
Major US cancer researcher Ronald Herberman has sent a letter to thousands of doctors warning them about the risks of using cell phones. He...