Five 9th grade girls from Denmark recently created a scientific experiment that has caused an international attention in the scientific community.
The girls designed a scientific experiment to examine the effect of mobile phone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.
The experiment started with an observation. The girls noticed that when they slept with their mobile phones near their head at night, often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. At first the girls wanted to test the effects of a mobile phone radiation on people, but their school does not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So they designed an experiment that would test the effects of radiation in a plant instead.
They put six discs filled with Lepidium Sativum (a type of cardamom), in a room without radiation and six trays of seeds in another room next to two router-routers with wireless wifi, which according to the calculations of girls, emits the same kind of radiation with the usual mobile phone.
Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Despite the fact that the experiment was not finished, the results were obvious. The cardamom seeds that were stationed near the router did not grow up. Many of them were completely dead. While the cardamom seeds planted in the other room, away from the router, florished.
The girls won top award at a local science competition (pictured below) and the interest of scientists worldwide. According to Kim Horsevad a professor in Hjallerup School in Denmark, where the experiment took place, a professor in neuroscience from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is interested in repeating the experiment in a controlled professional scientific environment.