• XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon Crunch Network

    XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

    Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for precision landings driven by new system on a chip (SOC) technologies developed by Nvidia with help from General Electric. Read More

  • New Device Detects Radiation In Food Even Inside Cardboard Boxes In 12 Seconds

    New Device Detects Radiation In Food Even Inside Cardboard Boxes In 12 Seconds

    Even almost 5 months after the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan on March 11, there is still fear over radiation in food in the country. Now Tokyo-based Fuji Electric has developed a device [JP] that detects radiation in food like fish, meat, fruit and vegetables in just 12 seconds. Read More

  • Aircounter: Japan Gets Mini Radiation Detector

    Aircounter: Japan Gets Mini Radiation Detector

    The nuclear crisis in Fukushima has yet to come to an end, and most of the radiation meters out there are expensive and usually sold in special-interest stores only: reason enough for Japan-based chemicals company S.T. Corp decided to bring the so-called Aircounter [JP] to market. Read More

  • Finally! An anti-radiation sticker for phones!

    If you’ve been worried about getting too much electromagnetic radiation from your cell phone, you can finally take off that tinfoil hat! A Belgian firm has announced that they have finally created a gadget that blocks your phone’s harmful rays, or “signal.” Supposedly, their little dime-sized sticker will emit “a quantum physical information wave” to… Read More

  • Yikes: cell phones causing cancer again

    Well, this latest news is less than thrilling, since I started using a cell phone at about 15 (it was a brick). Swedish researchers have found that children who started using cell phones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop cancer. The quote, please: “People who started mobile phone use before the age of 2 had more than five-fold increase in glioma”, a cancer… Read More

  • Study: Cell phone radiation affects protein expression

    Here it is, your daily dose of semi-rational fear. A bunch of females (two Jettas full) had a patch of skin exposed to an hour of 900MHz radiation from GSM phones. The researchers then checked out skin samples and found that there were several proteins that had their expression affected in every volunteer’s case. I don’t think that’s good for those of us who keep our phones… Read More

  • Video: Cellphone radiation in action

    OMG CELLPHONE RADIATION YOU HAVE CANCER EVERYONE PANIC! Really, though, what’s the big deal? Read More

  • The Gama Watch Tells Time, RADs

    Sometimes we find gadgets on the Interwebs and we have no idea who the target demographic is. Others are aimed far more steadily at a specific audience. Take, as an example, this Gamma Watch. It’s not called a Gamma Watch just because it sounds cool, it’s called Gamma Watch because it’s got a freakin’ radiation detector in it. Sure, it doesn’t offer any… Read More