Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 15 November 2010 10:27

Once again cellphones damage brains

Written by Nedim Hadzic
y_exclamation

She loves me, she loves me not…
Let’s review – at one point scientists’ wives made them stop playing with their cellphones so they declared them to be damaging brains. The “official” news flew across the globe; nobody cared. Then, just like it was announced, they were again harmless. Then there were some independent studies showing they kind of did, when they really didn’t, as we will have found out later. Now however, it seems they most certainly do although chances are nobody will care, just like the first time.

The latest studies and, surprisingly enough, cellphone instruction manuals, once again say that cellphones might damage your brain. In fact, Blackberry creator RIM advises you to keep a distance  of about one inch, whereas Apple says no less than 5/8 inches, most probably because sucking your brains out has to include some proximity, otherwise iPad sales crash.

Apparently, brain-related cancer cases have not increased since the cellphones have arrived, yet a strange occurrence captured the scientists’ attention. Namely, 20-to-29 age group has seen an increase in the number of brain cancers whereas it dropped in the older population.

University of Washington’s Henry Lai has a hefty database related to radiation and damaged brain DNA and he pointed out an interesting thing – only 28% studies with cellphone industry funding show that there is some effect on the brain, whereas the same is found in 67% of independently funded studies.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we can just say that the industry, or most industries are corrupt, because that would be rude. We do however stand in awe of the in the big picture - species that is willing to pay much attention to what are only minute risks, while ignoring actual risks like wars, famine and ourselves. 

More here.


Last modified on Monday, 15 November 2010 11:46

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments