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Environmental Impact of Smartphones

2011 February 9
by Shared by Steve Rust

The NOVA website at Public Broadcasting provides a wealth of information on the relationship between science and media technologies.  Particularly interesting is there interactive guide to The Stuff of Smartphones.   In 2010, an estimated 250 million Smartphones hit the market, bringing total cellular phone sales to more than 1.2 billion in a single year.   NOVA’s interactive guide provides basic information on the materials that make up these phones and provides a brief discussion of their environmental impact.   A perfect starting place for students.

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  1. Susie O'Keeffe permalink
    January 19, 2015

    This is a pretty darn poor ecological review. Tell us what mining, etc. exactly is taking place, what the ecological (and social) damage this mining, etc. causes, tell us how much of these materials are needed, yearly….etc. give us a real, honest look.

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