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Video: AustinMan Virtual Human Tests Cell Phone Radiation

Our Video Sunday feature continues with this fascinating story from the University of Texas at Austin.

We all carry cell phones, yet we know little about how their electromagnetic fields affect our physiology. Enter AustinMan, a virtual human as guinea pig.

In 2009 the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a five-year interdisciplinary study at The University of Texas at Austin to address the growing debate about the effects of microwave radiation. After two years, Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Ali Yilmaz and his colleagues have built one of the highest-resolution electromagnetic human models to date: AustinMan. The model is helping to determine the effects of microwaves from wireless devices on the body.

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