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Your smartphone camera can detect radiation

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jan 2014 21:02 User comments (7)

Your smartphone camera can detect radiation A test lab in the U.S., led by researcher Joshua Cogliati has confirmed that your smartphone can detect the presence of radiation.
Early last year, an app called "GammaPix" turned smartphones into faux Geiger Counters under the theory that CMOS sensors should also be able to make a signal when near radiation.

The team at Idaho National Labs found this to be true, and even went as far as to find which phones were best. Using their own app called CellRad, the team found the Nexus S found the most radiation per image. Other Galaxy and other Nexus smartphone devices were tested, as well, and the Galaxy S III was found to produce too much noise.

CellRad tested for Selenium, Iridium, Caesium, Cobalt and Americium.

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7 user comments

114.1.2014 21:34

Hooray for Americium!


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

214.1.2014 23:41

what about the apple phones?

314.1.2014 23:56

Originally posted by ddp:
what about the apple phones?
Perhaps that's Americium Exceptionalism. :)

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

415.1.2014 8:15

Here's a video of what a camera on an ipod touch looks like while recording in a neutron beam from a nuclear reactor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaQI21LwueM

515.1.2014 11:11

lol the nexus S was my first smart phone.. !



615.1.2014 13:37

Good old Thunderfoot.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

715.1.2014 16:55

Wow this is amazing...

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