Did space weather just fritz your phone?

Next time your smartphone freezes, think twice before cursing the shoddy workmanship of the phone manufacturer under your breath. The culprit might actually be the cosmic rays that are constantly raining down on us from outer space and can mess with the integrated circuits in electronic devices. A new study by Vanderbilt University has examined how modern consumer electronics are becoming more vulnerable to cosmic interference, and suggested ways for manufacturers to build better chips... Continue Reading Frozen phone? Cosmic rays could be to blame Category: Electronics Tags: Consumer Electronics Radiation Vanderbilt University Transistor Cosmic Related Articles: New gamma-ray spectroscope would reveal what lies within for asteroid miners Needle-sized mechanical wrist gives surgery a new angle DIY "junkyard battery" inspired by anc

Did space weather just fritz your phone?

Personal electronics are becoming increasingly vulnerable to damage by energetic particles buzzing around in the atmosphere, reports James Mitchell Crow.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Frozen phone? Cosmic rays could be to blame

Next time your smartphone freezes, think twice before cursing the shoddy workmanship of the phone manufacturer under your breath. The culprit might actually be the cosmic rays that are ...

Sun 19 Feb 17 from Gizmag

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics, Wed 22 Feb 17 from SpaceDaily

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics, Fri 17 Feb 17 from Eurekalert

Smartphone problems? Space particles may be to blame

Here's a new one. Space particles from the sun and even distant black holes are affecting microelectronic devices more than ever, according to a recent study from Vanderbilt University. ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Engadget

Cosmic particles freeze computers and change elections

Researchers at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston have said that tiny cosmic particles can have serious impacts on Earth.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Daily Mail

Space Weather Can Alter Electronic Voting Machines

When all sources of errors have been ruled out and 4096 phony votes have still been given to a candidate, who do you blame? In some cases, these kinds of glitches may be coming from outer space, ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmodo

Particles from Outer Space Wreaking Low-grade Havoc on Personal Electronics

NewsYou may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.Contributed ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Alien Particles From Outer Space Are Wreaking Low-Grade Havoc on Personal Electronic Devices

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Newswise

  • Pages: 1

Total number of sources: 10

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share