Early last year, an app called "GammaPix" turned smartphones into faux Geiger Counters under the theory that CMOS sensors should also be able to make a signal when near radiation.
The team at Idaho National Labs found this to be true, and even went as far as to find which phones were best. Using their own app called CellRad, the team found the Nexus S found the most radiation per image. Other Galaxy and other Nexus smartphone devices were tested, as well, and the Galaxy S III was found to produce too much noise.
CellRad tested for Selenium, Iridium, Caesium, Cobalt and Americium.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Jan 2014 21:02