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Cell Phone Driving Mayor Does It Again?

It has been reported the Mayor of Toronto in Canada has been caught again breaking the law by using his cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. It is barely two months since Mayor Rob Ford admitted to using a cell phone while driving but promised he would never do it again, yet now semi-retired small business owner Sarah Barrett claims to have seen the Mayor getting up to his old tricks again on Monday.

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Health Canada Advises Limit on Cell Phone Calls

Health Canada has told parents of children under the age of 18 to limit the amount of time they spend talking on new or old cell phones. The new advice was issued by the agency yesterday and is a nuanced alteration from the advice given on previous occasions, which merely suggested people limit their cell phone time if they were at all concerned by the unproven speculation that cell phone radiation could increase the chances of developing brain cancer.

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Bacteria Tracked by Cell Phone Camera

A cell phone image sensor that is widely commercially available is being used to help engineers ‘image’ cell cultures. The cell phone sensor, together with a Google smartphone and Lego building blocks is assisting engineers from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in the United States to develop a ‘smart’ petri dish in which they can image cell cultures.

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Cell Phone Bike Crackdown

The days when cyclists could get away with doing things those in a car could not are soon to be over in Chicago, where the city’s aldermen have agreed to “level the playing field” by banning cyclists from talking or texting on a cell phone (unless they have a hands-free device) while riding a bike.

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Recycling Cell Phones the Smart Way

In the United States alone, there are approximately half a billion cell phones either in landfills or sitting in drawers gathering dust. Thankfully, more people are becoming aware of the toxic consequences of actually throwing away their cell phones, but in many cases that just means that people hang onto their old phones forever.