Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is believed to be an example of a nocebo. A nocebo is a reverse placebo - one's negative expectations cause harm.
EMF exposure hasn't been able to cause symptoms in blind studies.
it has proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to EMF can trigger these symptoms. This suggests that “electromagnetic ...
Yes, most modern computer processors include hardware with the capability to fully control all components of the computer (regardless of the power state of the system as a whole), to access all data while the computer is running, and to connect to the internet (in any power state).
However, the remote control aspect of the functionality this hardware ...
This page at Cambridge University says its a myth. There is a burst of energy when you turn them on, but its equivalent to 2 seconds of run time. Also the light lifetime is not seriously affected by turning it off and then on again occasionally.
The energy consumed to start a typical lamp is the equivalent of 2 seconds running time, so it is wrong to say it ...
Yes there are people that believe they have the problem but it does not come from physical exposure from electric fields.
It is usually classified as Psychogenic pain, also called psychalgia and can be treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy (ref) caused by a nocebo :
The thesis examines various aspects of "electricity hypersensitivity" (EH).
No, while 337 starlings (<5% of the population) and 2 common wood pigeons were found dead in a Netherlands park, this was not due to a 5G test. The birds died 4 months after the only conducted 5G test and such "bird death" events are quite common.
Snopes is my first search result for "The Hague dead birds".
They say unexplained bird ...
Death rates for cause electric accidents (per million inhabitants and year) do not differ significantly between Ireland (UK type G) and Germany (Schuko), see below (I did not find similar statistics for the UK, nor sufficient detail to break the numbers down to plug/socket vs. other causes of electric accidents).
There are at least two safety ...
Is keyless theft/relay theft a practical threat for vehicles with fob/keyless entry?
Are videos demonstrating it happening practical enough?
Police in West Midlands, UK have released footage of criminals stealing a car by relaying a signal from the key inside the home, to the car in the driveway. (CNN)
What you see in the video is the АЛСН (автоматическая локомотивная сигнализация непрерывного действия) signal, a system for automatic train control used in the ex-Soviet states. Due to the low signalling speed, you can even read the signal from the pulsating bulb, which is here "code Z" (three long pulses separated by short breaks) basically telling a train ...
Let me answer the actual question:
Is it true that the Intel Management Engine, and/or similar components
in other brands of processor, can connect autonomously to the internet
when the computer is powered off?
In case of ME, the answer is "maybe, in some cases, but usually no". First, there is a question of what specific kind of ME you have. There ...
These articles state it can be done:
Washington Post - NSA growth fueled by need to target terrorists
The Atlantic Wire - How the NSA Is Using Cell Phone Data to Drone Civilians (In Pakistan)
By September 2004, a new NSA technique enabled the agency to find
cellphones even when they were turned off. JSOC troops called this
“The Find,” and it gave ...
Yes, some electronics do have a startup cost (ie. when the power draw is higher during startup than during normal operation). This is observable in PCs, particularly from hard disk drives. Specs from your typical run-of-the-mill desktop hard drive are as follows:
WD Caviar Green 5th Generation Specs
2.5TB and 3TB capacities
Has anyone any got any statistics on the number of deaths and injuries from electrical plugs in Britain, and compared them to other areas that do not have these safety features in their power plugs?
Probably not, many have looked for such data without success.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is often used to record causes of death. This ...
No. Using a tracker does not make you fatter, and that is not what this study claims.
Lets start with the participants:
Among young adults with a BMI between 25 and less than 40
(so no already fit people here).
And this important little note:
If weight loss exceeded 6% during each 4-week period or if BMI was 22 or less, prescribed individual ...
This has gone viral.
Yes, the risk is high as the article suggests, this number was estimated (or calculated) by physicist Pete Riley, who receives fundings form NASA, NSF, and DoD. His recent publications can be found here.
Here is a direct quote from NASA, this was posted on July 25 2014:
In February 2014, physicist Pete Riley of Predictive Science Inc. ...
The Hot-Plug-Detection feature is part of the HDMI protocol. All data-lines are quiet until a hotplug-event is detected via the physical pin 19. A handshake then negotiates a real connection:
The HPD (Hot-Plug-Detect) feature is a communication mechanism between a source and a sink device that makes the source device aware that it has been connected/...
That Wikipedia article and several visible results from Google searches on this topic appear to draw their information from a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute press release, http://news.rpi.edu/luwakkey/3074.
Going back to the source, it does indeed indicate that exposure to self-luminous displays for less than two hours still has an effect.
The actual ...
It is not possible. Nor inside the car or anywhere else.
A car is a metal cage (Faraday cage):
A Faraday cage operates because an external static electrical field causes the electric charges within the cage's conducting material to be distributed such that they cancel the field's effect in the cage's interior. This phenomenon is used, for example, to ...
Yes, in some cases. The risk seems to depend on the cell phone and pacemaker involved. Apparently there's no conflict in some cases, while there can be in other cases. The American Heart Association (ACA) does warn that some newer cell phones can make pacemakers less reliable.
Given these risks, it makes sense that Japanese trains - which are notorious ...
Roger Grimes is a computer security professional. In late 2017, he wrote an article for CSO describing his search for confirmed examples of people having the credit cards skimmed by an RFID reader:
I’ve frequently said that I can’t find a single documented case of RFID credit card crime.
I decided that I was going to hunt down that data, once and for ...
For a TLDR version, jump to the last paragraph.
Since AccuBattery links to another paper than the one they actually cited, I felt like double checking if they represented the paper correctly... and they do. Here's the abstract of Choi and Lim, (who stated their affiliation as Samsung) "Factors that affect cycle-life and possible degradation mechanisms of a ...
Actually The English Wikipedia has a great page about J. C. Bose.
Bose went to London on a lecture tour in 1896 and met Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, who had been developing a radio wave wireless telegraphy system for over a year and was trying to market it to the British post service. In an interview, Bose expressed his disinterest in commercial ...
Can static electricity build up in vacuum cleaners, and in particular, their nozzles?
Yes, vacuum cleaners can indeed build up a noticeable static charge. The amount of charge buildup can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of vacuum cleaner used, the amount and type of dust present, and, as with any static buildup, ambient air humidity.
Yes, it can.
This video explains why it works
This test works equally well for AA, AAA, C, D and 9 Volt alkaline
It is our understanding that the following chemical reactions occur
and helps to explain our observations.
A non-rechargeable alkaline battery begins life using zinc powder
mixed into a gel containing a potassium ...
Snopes actually has more details refuting the sequence of events; because tests of 5G use yet unallocated spectrum, they need special regulatory approval.
One such test did occur in an area generally near Huijgenspark, but it took place on 28 June 2018, and it was not followed by a massive bird die-off. For this test, the Dutch equivalent of the FCC ...
Guessing it does not count as science-related: iPads are so bad for your healthy sleep that even Apple offers now a redshifting feature in newer devices. But that is partially because: Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness:
Moreover, the observation that the endogenous circadian ...
Hot plugging a connector that is designed to be hot pluggable carries minimal risk, but not zero risk. As mentioned above, Electro Static Discharge (ESD) is always a concern, although one of the jobs of a well designed connector is to equalize the potential between both devices before the data lines ever make contact. The Electro Static Discharge ...
The "special resistor" doesn't protect the tank from rust, the sacrificial anode does. The special resistor - or any resistor for that matter - makes the anode last longer, which has been recognized for a long time.
Rather than interpreting the sentence in the advertisement as:
A patented magnesium anode rod design incorporates a special resistor that ...
Yes, this is correct, at least some of the time. Here is an image of an LCD display taken with a microscope:
The black/white parts at the top of each pixel are the hardware for controlling each of those pixels. On mobile displays the manufacturer should use the smallest control hardware possible to maximise the amount of light that passes through the pixel, ...