Navigation Links
Now, Cellphones That Alert Against Impending Lightning Strikes

Scientists at Nokia have developed software that transforms a cellphone into a signal receiver and warns the user of an approaching lightning strike.

A lightning bolt is an electric current that emits radio waves, with each bolt producing frequencies between 10 hertz and five gigahertz. However, the distribution of these signals depends on how far away the lightning is.

According to the scientists, the multiple receivers in a phone, such as Bluetooth, FM, tri-band GSM, Wi-Fi and RFID, can be tuned to pick up these signals. The software then interprets them, works out the distance to the lightning, and tells the user if the strikes are getting closer.

Researchers say as lightning can pose a major risk to people taking part in outdoor pursuits, such as golfing; the software could become an indispensable safety device for outdoor enthusiasts.

As of now, Nokia has filed a patent in the US for the software, reports the New Scientist.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Alerts for safety of heart device
2. Exercise Affects Alertness
3. Mumbai Alert: Possibility Of An Epidemic Outbreak
4. Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours
5. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
6. Bird Flu Alert In Jammu And Kashmir
7. Bird Flu Alert Sounded In Tamil Nadu
8. Pakistan On Alert After Cases Of Fatal Fever
9. Europe On High Bird Flu Alert: European Commission
10. Blue Light Keeps A Person Alert
11. US On Alert After Outbreak Of Corneal Infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest ... the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive ... rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, ... has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX ... eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, is announcing the ... spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by reducing the amount ... into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The team of researchers ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a ... Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, ... in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in ... around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") ... and immune engineering, today announced a new ... (H7N9) vaccine. ... influenza and presents a challenge for traditional ... to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading ... has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and ... companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 ... ... Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: