Monday, May 27, 2013

Science Project Finds Plants Won’t Grow Near Wi-Fi Router

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.

The  experiment earned the girls (pictured below) top honors in a regional science competition and the interest of scientists around the world.

According  to Kim Horsevad, a teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark were the cress  experiment took place, a neuroscience professor at the Karolinska Institute  in Sweden, is interested in repeating the experiment in controlled  professional scientific environments.



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The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.

Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.

What color Sheep are you?