5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the...

Nesting isn’t just for Birds, Nested Enclosures Help to Determine Shielding Effectiveness!

The determination of the Shielding Effectiveness (SE) of a material at high frequencies/small wavelengths can give large variations in results based on the testing method employed.  One of the methods used to get more consistent results is to use a "nested" testing chamber, meaning a testing chamber is divided by a shielded wall across the middle of the chamber, with a window/hole in it.  On the receiving side, there is no mode stirring and the antenna is set up...

Good News!! Copper Kills Bacteria and Viruses on Contact!

Copper, which has been used and valued in the world's civilizations for centuries, now appears to have a new value in both antimicrobial and antiviral function.  The antimicrobial function of metallic copper is described in papers by as the "metallic copper killing bacteria on contact", meaning that the population of bacteria a on a bare metal copper surface is continually decreasing at a rate of seven to ten logs per hour.  M. Vincent, R.E. Duval, P. Hartemann, and M....

A Tale of Two Metals, Bad News for the “Bugs”!

Silver and Copper, over the centuries, these two metals have been used as currency, jewelry, electronic conductors, and in many other ways.  Silver and Copper also share a valuable medical functionality, and before the advent of antibiotics in the 1930s, both were major assets used in wound care and disinfection.  It's not surprising that these two metals function in similar fashion, they are vertical neighbors on the Periodic Table of the Elements, which means that they react in the...

Space Force Moves into a New Era, Partnering with Private Companies for Defense

The Space Force is smaller than the other military forces and will be very much more "technology dependent" in order to accomplish its mission of protecting the military on the ground by monitoring events occurring  on earth from space.  Much of the Space Force's mission will be accomplished with the use of satellites.  The Space Force is planning to follow the lead of NASA, by partnering with private businesses that are already involved in the aerospace field like SpaceX...

Robots are Good Workers, but can Make a lot of Noise in the Testing Room. An Absorber Sleeve can Quiet things Down!

Antenna manufacturers make antennas for many uses.  The end user of each antenna needs to know the characteristics of the antennas to make sure that they are performing to their specifications.  The "characteristics" of an antenna's transmission and reception of signals are called the antenna's patterns.  These pattern measurements must be VERY precise and done with the antenna in many different positions during testing.  In order to make sure that the position of the antenna is correct, robotic arms...

E-Smog, a New Presence by a “True Original” Participant in the RF/EMI Shielded Clothing Market!

  E-Smog, one of the original brands in RF/EMI Shielded Clothing, is returning to the market with some new styles.  You are able to test the Shielding Effectiveness (SE) of the garments using RF meters and various other methods of testing.  Though there are many different testing methods available, one fact remains constant.  No matter what method of testing is used, there is a surprising difference in the level of RF/EMI exposure between no coverage (bare skin), coverage with regular...

The Autonomous Car, Can Electronic Systems Defeat Human Error?

Though it seems like something totally unbelievable, a car that can take you where you want to go without your ever having to do anything more than tell it where to go, this "car of tomorrow" is already starting to become a reality.  Many major automotive companies are now offering cars with "driver assistance" as standard equipment.  These "cars of today" can help you with braking if they feel that you are closing on another vehicle too quickly, they...

Wearing “Healthy Clothing” can be Both Stylish and Good for You!

                                                         Do You Have Any of these Symptoms? Fatigue Depression Hot Flashes/Cold Sweats Sensitive Skin/Rashes Circulatory Issues Recent Surgery Check our Silverell® Garments and Accessories!  All of our garments are made of fabrics with a high content of Silver.  Silver's antibacterial and antimicrobial effects have long been...

Minimizing UV and RF Radiation Exposure, A Great Idea for Either End of the EMR Spectrum

UV Radiation When I was a child fifty-five years ago, my mother often encouraged us to go outside and "get a nice healthy suntan".  As time went on, we took it a step further and used tanning beds, as they provided the necessary UVA and UVB to get the tan.  Along the way, we also learned that there is an element of truth about being exposed to the sun being healthy for us.  Limited exposure to the sun gives the positive...