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How can a call use cellular service when cellular service is off in Airplane Mode? [on hold]

According to Verizon (a large company generally positioned to be a trusted source of knowledge for how cellular phones and cellular networks work): When using Wi-Fi Calling, 911 calls will always ...
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Is DAB+ digital radio more energy efficient than FM radio?

In a recent interview, the Flemish minister of Media mentioned energy efficiency as one of the advantages of DAB+ digital radio over FM radio. (And thus making the decision by the EU to completely ...
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Is it safe for a child to sleep near a baby monitor?

I have always assumed baby monitors and all wireless technology to be completely safe and have been informed by a 'friend' that I have been endangering my children by using them. We used an RF ...
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Is the silence of BBC Radio a key test for UK (submarine) nuclear response?

A comment under a WorldBuilding.SE answer to the question What's the quickest way to tell if most of the people on Earth have disappeared? refers to the BBC Newsbeat article Trident: What are the ...
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Has ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a message telling their terrorists to only attack white people?

Rush Limbaugh stated on the Rush Limbaugh show that ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a memo to their people saying to not attack minorities, only white people. Their reasoning? If they kill minorities, ...
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Is 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) Dangerous? [duplicate]

Over the years, I've heard (and read about) various dubious claims and doubtful allegations regarding the dangers of WiFi & 2.4GHz wireless ISM band communications in general. The stories ...
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Did Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil invent frequency hopping or spread spectrum communications?

A google search on frequency hopping gives numerous results crediting Ms. Lamarr (and George Antheil) for frequency hopping and spread spectrum technologies and further, suggests we wouldn't have WiFi ...
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Is it possible for Armavir to see ballistic missile over Mediterranean (how high was it)? [closed]

Some time ago there were several statements about missile launch detection over the Midterranean using russian Station Armavir: http://rbth.ru/science_and_tech/2013/09/09/...
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Did a radio DJ lock himself in the studio and play the same song on repeat?

I've heard and read this one in various places, in many variations: a radio DJ gets (disgruntled)/(drunk)/(fired), and as a response (locks)/(barricades) (himself)/(herself) alone in the (...
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Can voice signals be radio-transmitted to a human head acting as a radio receiver?

US Patent 6470214 was recently mentioned on a Jesse Ventura's television program, "Conspiracy Theory", in relation to government mind control experiments and weapons. Now normally, the whole point of ...
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Is it illegal to air a prank call in the United States because of FCC regulation?

There is a show in Houston radio show on KRBE called Roula & Ryan's Roses -- you can subscribe here. It's rather amusing and trashy. I've heard it a few times before. "Retired Engineer" on ...
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Is Vatican Radio causing childhood leukaemia?

It an ugly, long standing story in Italy: Vatican radio has huge antennas, not subject to Italian law, and the people living in the surroundings lament severe ailments such as leukaemia. The Santa ...
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The mystery of “Numbers Stations”

Source From NoiseAddicts: "Static. Faint voices. Seven slow, monotonous tones. A pause. Suddenly, you hear music–one of those wind-up songs played by a child’s toy. The melody repeats three ...
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Why 'every' electrical devices in an airplane are prohibited during landing and departing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are personal electronics a risk to commercial aviation? Not only the electrical devices using EM wave (ex: Cellphone, RC car, ...), but other electrical devices (ex: MP3, ...
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Is it possible to pick up radio signals from dental fillings?

I recently heard this claim referred to on House M.D. when the titular character is experiencing phantom sounds, and the show appeared to give the idea some credibility. So I decided to look it up, ...
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Does home-WiFi expose you to less radiation than using the 3G on your cell-phone?

Are there any studies that compare WiFi and cellular data usage, in the home, over time? Mainly I've heard that WiFi uses more battery (so it should emit more radiation) but OTOH it feels like 3G/...
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Did the 1938 radio broadcast of 'The War of the Worlds' lead to mass hysteria?

I've heard it so many times that I considered it a fact. (Image Source) In 1938 Orson Welles' radio adaption of H.G.Wells' The War of the World incited a nationwide panic: All across the United ...