[A-List] Technological Tragedy? Bees & Cell Phones
the.buffalo.in.the.midst at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 10:49:00 MDT 2007
Square waves (digital transmissions) generate spurious even order
harmonics from, as radio operators say, 'DC to Daylight'...
Radio-astronomers refer to it as "Microwave Smog", which can't be
filtered, and is causing major problems for their research whne based
near populated areas like Los Angeles.
Buzz Light Year
Could cell phones be the culprit in honeybee disappearance?
Apiarists in the U.S. and Europe have been scratching their heads for
months over rapidly waning honeybee populations. Now some scientists
who have combed through the data are all abuzz with a new theory: cell
In bad news to mobile-attached ears, British researchers are
suggesting that phone radiation could be disrupting bees' navigation
systems. Research has shown that bees act differently around power
lines, and a recent study found that up to 70 percent of the little
stingers failed to return to hives that contained cordless-phone
The implications, of course, go beyond bee welfare; Albert Einstein --
if not a bee expert, a relatively smart guy -- once said that in the
absence of the busy crop pollinators, humans "would have only four
years of life left." Ooh, that stings.
Other theories for the bees' departure have included mites,
pesticides, global warming, and genetically modified crops, but so
far, none has been definitively proved.
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