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Danish school girls expose wi-fi threat

I found this at the site In These New Times:
 http://inthesenewtimes.com/2013/05/18/danish-school-girls-expose-wi-fi-threat/
Oringnal (in Dutch) article with a picture at:
 http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2013/05/16/131324.htm
Experiments with cress in 9th Class attracts international attention

Forsøg med karse i 9. klasse vækker international opsigt

Nyheder

16th May, 2013

View original Danish article and pictures

Google translate version below

Take 12 times 400 karsefrø and group them into 12 bins. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give hills same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember so just to finish exposing half of them for mobile radiation.
ALSO READ DOCUMENTATION: Here is the report behind cress project


It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliantly that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started with that they found it difficult to concentrate per hour:
- We all think we had experienced having difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to your head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping, explains Lea Nielsen, who is one of the five aspiring researchers.
The experiment
The school was not equipped to test the effect of mobile phone radiation on them, but it was enough in fact very well. Therefore, the girls had to find an alternative. And the answer was karsefrø.
Six trays seeds were put into a room without radiation, and six trays were put into another room next to two routers. Such a broadcast about the same type of radiation as an ordinary mobile.

The "healthy" cress without influence from the router. Photo: The girls from 9b
Then it was just to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke his clear language: cress seeds next to the router was not grown, and some of them were even mutated or dead.
- It is truly frightening that there is so much influence, so we were even very marked by the result, says Lea Nielsen.

The "sick" cress exposed to router. Photo: The girls from 9b
Reactions
The experiment secured the girls the finals in the competition "Young Scientists", but it was only the beginning. Renowned scientists from England, Holland and Sweden has since shown great interest in the girls' project so far.

From left: Lea Nielsen, Mathilde Nielsen, Signe Nielsen, Sisse Coltau and Rikke Holm. Photo: Kim Horsevad
The renowned professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Olle Johansson, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles, for the trial, according to him, absolutely brilliant:
- The girls are within the scope of their knowledge and skills implemented and developed a very elegant job. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing the right cress is very intelligent, and I could go on, he says.
He is not slow to send them an invitation on the road:
- I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life to researching, because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see the people in my team!
No mobile by the bed
The five girls from northern Jutland has not yet decided their future careers. They are still very caught over all the sudden attention.
- It has been such a constant sum of the stomach. I still can not understand it, says Lea Nielsen.
And Mathilde Nielsen offers in:
- It's totally overwhelming and exciting. It's not something you just experience every day.
But there have also been other consequences of cress trial, which is quite low-practice nature.
- None of us sleep with the phone next to the bed more. Either the subject far away, or it is added in another room. And the computer is always off, says Lea Nielsen.

Documentation and a picture of the girls who did the experiment (again, in Dutch) at:
 http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2013/05/17/163926.htm

This is exactly the kind of thing why they want all Americans to be Dumbed Down 23.May.2013 15:19

Tracy Mapes

They don't want the World to know how badly they are being fucked.

take a wild guess who this clown is publishing this 24.May.2013 13:03

just follow the tin foil


Christ... 24.May.2013 16:29

Shaker

This is getting tiring, and I really don't know who is worse, those that feel the need to beat on others, or those who are truly emotionally fixated and paranoid. (By the way, I didn't get the idea that it was posted by the latter anyway. I guess that's what sparked my indignation.) The posted article was simple reporting of a simple experiment without editorial comment.

Is what 'just follow the tin foil' a refutation of what's presented here? Well, no...

The articles cited in the comment are about a case over Wi-Fi in the courts dismissed by the judge. The Willamette Week article was basically about the money involved and reporting on the level of expertise and qualifications of the plaintiff's witnesses as well as the dismissal. (Reading the article, I might agree, and I would suggest the plaintiff get another lawyer.) Just why did the judge dismiss the case? Did Wi-Fi, other than the fact that it exists and was the reason they were in court, have anything to do with dismissal? Well, no. But, I quote from Oregon Live:

"Mosman (the judge) said the FCC, not his court, has the authority to consider such a challenge or change to its rules."

"The judge did not address the merits of the lawsuit and did not rule on motions by both sides to strike the expert opinions of the opposing side."

Again, the posted article was simple reporting of a simple experiment without editorial comment. It hardly deserved such snide title to what is essentially an editorial comment that did not truly attemtpt to address the issue involved. 'follow the tin foil' then tried to back that up with what was meant to appear to be authorative support for the snide title. (Did they think no one reads with comprehension, or editorially reads as they seem to do?) The comment, at face, was nothing but an attempt to bash someone the commenter doesn't even know while admitting they're guessing at the identity of the poster. Where's the real bullshit here?

Indymedia should do better than this, don't you think?

@Shaker 24.May.2013 21:12

capt obvious

cool story bro