We are going to work with cell phones, microwaves, laptop computers, and mp3 players, along with other possible technological devices. Different misconceptions about each item will be researched/tested for validity. Data collection for some experiments can be taken with the megawatt pro. We will also be using the video camcorder to record a short, creative film capturing our findings from these debunked myths. All group members will play as actors in the film and will also work closely on the script; all members will also be involved in researching to prove/disprove the myths. Michael will record. We expect a majority of Vassar students to be aware of the falsity of these common misconceptions. Dates for meetings TBA.
Some possible myths to be tested:
- Cell phones- cause brain cancer; interfere with medical equipment in hospitals
- Microwaves- give off unsafe levels of radiation
- Laptop computer- turning off computer vs. keeping it asleep; keeping charger plugged in runs down battery; is it best to run down a battery before charging
- Mp3 Players- linked to cancer