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A Biology Experiment By 9th Grade Students Reveals A Dark Truth About Wi-Fi; Gains The Attention Of Scientists


For the students to see more success, they always have to find ways to connect with their school works by making it more interesting and personal.

This was the case of a group of grade 9 students at a school in northern Jutland. They recently embarked on a biology experiment inspired by their own personal experiences with concentrating
Lea Nielsen, one of the students, explained:

“We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping.”

The group of girls designed an experiment with the aim to investigate the impact on living cells of wi-fi radiation. In the experiment, cress seeds were chosen to be used. The girls take 400 seeds and separated them out across 12 different trays. Six of the trays were placed in each of 2 rooms which were both kept at the same temperature. Throughout the experiment, both sets of trays were given the same amount of water and access to sunlight.

In order to create a basis for their experiment, trays in one room were placed next to two Wi-Fi routers. These routers transmit the same type of radiation – the one that can be observed from our cell phones. Through this, the students were able to recreate the impact of sleeping with your phone on your bedside table, next to your head.

After 12 days, the result of their experiment was shocking. There was a huge difference between the two sets of trays. The cress seeds in the first room were growing well, appearing healthy and flourishing in their environment. On the other hand, the seeds that were placed next to the router showed no real growth at all. Some of the seeds could even be observed showing signs of mutation or dying off entirely.


The Seeds From The Unexposed Room:



The Seeds From The Exposed Room:



These findings were just enough to open the students’ eyes about their cellphone use and whether or not it is safe to bring their phones to bed at night.

“It is truly frightening that there is so much effect, so we were very shocked by the result,” Nielsen stated. “None of us sleep with the mobile next to the bed anymore. Either the phone is put far away, or it is put in another room. And the computer is always off.”

Aside from the school giving recognition on the girls’ experiment, the group also started to receive international attention as biologists and radiation experts acknowledge the importance of their discovery.

Because of a great deal of interest in the experiment, one expert has even planned his own follow-up experiments. Olle Johansson, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm begin his assessment into the girls’ findings by repeating the experiment with his research colleague Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

Johansson, being highly impressed by the girls’ effort, stated:

“The girls stayed within the scope of their knowledge, skillfully implemented and developed a very elegant experiment. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing cress was very intelligent and I could go on.”

Johansson even commented that he wouldn’t hesitate to work with these talented, intelligent students:

“I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life in researching because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see these people in my team!”

1 comment:

  1. Now try turning Off wifi with a human being and that person will lose his mind.

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