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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

By | California Department of Public Health, cell phone radiation, FCC, Gadgets, Health, Physics, Radiation, radioactivity, TC, WTF

 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public. Read More

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This DIY project lets you catch a falling muon

By | Gadgets, large hadron collider, Physics, Radiation, TC

 Physicists at MIT have developed and released a $100 muon detector that you can build at home, allowing you to sense deep space bombardment on something that looks like a TV remote. The CosmicWatch is basically a little box that can detect high-energy cosmic rays as they hit the Earth’s atmosphere and decay into muons.
Muons hit the Earth in a “light drizzle” say the… Read More

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Scientists weigh life

By | Gadgets, nature, Physics, Startups, TC

 Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how their weight changes over time … with a resolution of milliseconds and trillionths of a gram.”
This means they can weigh a cell the instant it dies, finding definitely the mass of… Read More

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