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Post by Lurker on Sat May 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community.
It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone's radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead.
The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.
Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Although by the end of the experiment the results were blatantly obvious — the cress seeds placed near the router had not grown. Many of them were completely dead. While the cress seeds planted in the other room, away from the routers, thrived.



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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat May 25, 2013 8:11 pm

Wow, that definitely merits further study. And I think I'm going to move where I keep my cell phone at night Shocked

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Post by DrSchool on Mon May 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Long term effect of cell phone overuse is zombification in more than one way.
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Post by DrSchool on Mon May 27, 2013 2:37 pm

I've got a cell phone relay tower in front of my house and I have all sorts of plants in a garden at the base of the tower and all the plants are healthy except for one watermellon which, when full grown, was the size of a plum; it tasted fine. Not saying the radiation is safe but there may be some oversight in the girl's experiment.
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