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Friday, 23 September 2011 10:29

Worried about Radiation?

Written by Nick Farell


There's an App for that
Japan's largest mobile phone carrier, NTT DoCoMo, has developed a smartphone capable of measuring radiation levels.

While this is not really a problem for us in the EU, there is a lot of interest in Japan which has a bit of a bad history when it comes to all things nuclear, although two of those incidents were not its fault. A smartphone that can measure radiation levels will be shown off at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technology (CEATEC) in Japan next month.

Demand for radiation devices has increased dramatically in the country in the last six months and it’s this demand that inspired NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile phone carrier, to develop the special smartphone. The phone has a jacket that incorporates sensors. Besides the one capable of detecting radiation, there’ll also be one that can measure the alcohol level in the body and another that’ll give a reading for body fat.

So you can see how pissed you are as the radiation mutates your testicles and causes you to put on a bit of weight.

Nick Farell

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-1 #1 xbasti07x 2011-09-23 12:11
haha seriously?
wtf?
who could possibly need something like that?
 
 
+5 #2 24_7Warrior_killer 2011-09-23 14:04
obviously someone who lives in japan or china and are worried about where it is safe to live, have you not heard of the Fukushima incident!!
please dont dumb this one down.
 
 
+1 #3 godrilla 2011-09-23 14:28
I can imagine hawaii and california would benefit from this as well.
 
 
+1 #4 valhar2000 2011-09-23 15:13
Quoting xbasti07x:
who could possibly need something like that?


The recent accidents have created hysteria and now some companies are cashing in. Same old. There are way worse ways to use people's fear to line your own pockets, however, so we should consider ourselves lucky.
 
 
0 #5 24_7Warrior_killer 2011-09-23 15:44
Quoting valhar2000:
Quoting xbasti07x:
who could possibly need something like that?


The recent accidents have created hysteria and now some companies are cashing in. Same old. There are way worse ways to use people's fear to line your own pockets, however, so we should consider ourselves lucky.

This is true but it is also just the way of the capitalist and corporate machine. :(
People living in a situation such as Japan where the wind can change and bring radio active material their way, might just find this type of technology useful.
Not that all the world will need this, but it is just another step that technology will take.
 
 
+1 #6 JEskandari 2011-09-23 22:10
Quoting xbasti07x:
haha seriously?
wtf?
who could possibly need something like that?

well not very long ago there was a
meltdown at fukushima so some people
maybe need it and don't forgot very
recently was an explosion in France
Marcoule nuclear power plant so maybe
people in France also like to have it
in fact not only that i guess every body
who live near a nuclear power planet
would be interested in that phone
 
 
+1 #7 Dilbert 2011-09-23 23:20
Well that's not true. Bringing The United States into WWII was entirely their fault. To which one can logically stay concluded in two nuclear bombs.

Now a large natural disaster, that is to say an earth quake that is greater than any in their nation's history, knocking out a nuclear power plant? That I think we could all agree, is not their fault.
 
 
+1 #8 Jaberwocky 2011-09-23 23:34
I'll laugh when they develop an app for a mobile phone that detects mobile phone radiation.It would go off as soon as you switch the phone on! :D
 

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