Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 4   >   >>
CECR
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
CECR   8/20/2010 6:06:28 PM
NO RATINGS
1 gal of gasoline has 131MJ of energy! So what is the problem with electric cars? I think the incident of fiery death of drivers involved in accidents will be much lower for the electric car driver than the conventional ICE car driver.

Karl Williamson
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
Karl Williamson   8/20/2010 6:04:10 PM
NO RATINGS
In theory, it's possible -- But not very probable. SNOPES has debunk most of them for us. Here is one thatfits the same picture: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/cellcharge.asp KW

iitywybmab
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
iitywybmab   8/20/2010 2:45:30 PM
NO RATINGS
James Etheridge from Nokia's media team posted a comment at the following URL that suggests lightning may have contributed to the incident: http://www.intomobile.com/2010/08/19/indian-man-killed-by-exploding-mobile-phone/ But all in all, I think Feory's last paragraph summarizes things best at this point.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
Peter Clarke   8/20/2010 8:50:14 AM
NO RATINGS
It is hard to understand how a mobile phone malfunction could cause death. It should be considered that when the phone is held to the ear it is also held close to the jugular vein. If someone was unlucky and a sharp fragment of phone casing cut the vein could that be responsible for fatal bleeding?

Neo10
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
Neo10   8/20/2010 4:59:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Very strange, I can understand burns but death I feel is quite difficult with that kind of energy. Surely there is more to it than the burnt cell phone.

jg_
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
jg_   8/19/2010 9:33:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting case. From http://www.1728.com/energy.htm I see a generic 0.22 bullet, (2gms) and 440m/s solves to 193.6 Joules. Note that the Electrical Energy, is not going to be the same as explosive/ballistic or thermal energy, once burning starts.

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
Sheetal.Pandey   8/19/2010 9:04:58 PM
NO RATINGS
I read sometime back that Nokia had been recalling some phone because they blast under some conditions. But I really wonder if that can cause death.

dirk.bruere
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
dirk.bruere   8/19/2010 8:48:53 PM
NO RATINGS
IIRC putting a small bomb in a phone was used by the Israelis to assassinate one of the leaders of Black September. How big was this phone?

mr88cet
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
mr88cet   8/19/2010 8:30:35 PM
NO RATINGS
According to http://www.cpkb.net/wiki/Nokia_BL-5CA_battery, that battery weighs 18g. So, at 0.5MJ/Kg, we're talking 9KJ of energy. That is, "at most," since they said he'd been talking on the phone for a while, and some of that battery mass must be inert (plastic case, contacts, etc.). So, is that the equivalent (1/2 mv^2, is it?) of an 180Kg weight hitting you at 10m/s? Well, I don't know for certain that that would be lethal, but it could definitely do some damage. I'm not a battery expert, but I can't immediately think what could cause ... or even allow ... a battery to expend all of its energy that rapidly. I really doubt if this is cause for cell phone recalls, but have to wonder about electric cars, however!

tricot
User Rank
Author
re: Exploding cell phone blamed for farmer's death
tricot   8/19/2010 7:57:49 PM
NO RATINGS
I gotta wonder who was on the other end of the call (and what were they talking about)?

<<   <   Page 3 / 4   >   >>


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

Brought to you by:

Most Recent Comments
resistion
 
David Ashton
 
David Ashton
 
MattCrowley
 
MattCrowley
 
elizabethsimon
 
resistion
 
Kevin Neilson
 
David Ashton
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...