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Some facts about smartphones

According to recent survey, More than 56% of youth in US are using phone for almost 196 minutes a day, that’s too much, isn’t it?

According to research, 26% of traffic accidents happen due to phone’s direct usage, about 6% fatalities happen due to hands-free and voice to text conversation applications.

Smartphones radiate electromagnetic signals which are proven harmful to rats (male and female). Same as our life, female rats are less prone to have cancer impacts compared to male rats. Importantly, there are no clear pieces of evidence of harmful impacts of phones on human brains. So, doesn’t mean that you get the GREEN signal to use the smartphone.

People should be encouraged to use smartphones less or just for emergency for their own benefits, rather than legally abiding them.

We are less in number compared to total mobile devices in the world. Mobile devices are increasing 10 times faster every second than human beings.

On the other hand, mobile technology is definitely good for us. People feel independent, social, secure (especially females), and mobile is helpful in getting jobs too.

Yes, we can live without technology:

  • Sir Elton Jhon was totally against the use of technology
  • Tom Cruise doesn’t use cellphone because of Scientology
  • Warren Buffett said you should not keep using new technology unless you are using it for last 20-25 years (He prefer using very basic flip Nokia phone)

91% of US adults have phones. The number could be the way more in India. About 44% of people keep phone during night, at movie, and you won’t believe event while having sex. Astonishingly, 67% people check the phone even if it doesn’t ring, that’s weird.

Potential health risks using mobiles: health dysfunctions, pain in neck, fingers, fatigue, and emotional misbalance

Effective solution: Exercise, stretching, and yoga

Clock exercise 

Keep eyes closed, Look at 12 to 6 clockwise (20 times), now look at 3 to 9 clockwise (x20), Now do anticlockwise 6 to 12 and 9 to 3, 20 times each, it will help in blurry vision.

Focus vision 

Put your thumb 10 inches away, Look at your thumb for 3-4 seconds and then look at the thing which is 10-20 feet far away for 3-4 seconds. Come back to the thumb and repeat the same things for some time.

Blink exercise

Don’t forget to blink your eyes while using phone and computer. It will relax and rehydrate your eyes. Keep doing it for few minutes after every few hours.

Stay connected….! Take care….!

 

GigOptix and D-Lightsys Optical Interconnects to be Used on Airbus Military A400M

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX), a provider of electronic engines for the optically
connected digital world and D-Lightsys a provider of high performance optical
interconnect solutionsfor severe environment applications, announced today their
combined product certification for the A-400M military transport aircraft from
Airbus Military. 

The D-Lightsys` parallel optical transceivers which are designed for use in
harsh conditions were selected by Airbus Equipment manufacturer`s for the A-400M
fuel control systems due to its small footprint and low power capability. Fiber
optic communications links are insensitive to Electro Magnetic Interferences
(EMI), and do not generate EMI, they enable weight saving and guaranty huge
available bandwidth. Hence they are being adopted in avionics systems to ensure
the integrity and allow extendibility of the aircraft communication systems. In
additions replacing copper with fiber optics significantly reduces weight and
thus improves contributes to improved fuel economy. 

The compact design of the GigOptix HXR3401 Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) and
HXT3101 VCSEL driver devices enables D-Lightsys to deliver highly integrated
mechanically robust optical transceivers with the best power consumption in the
market. The devices are built to withstand the severe environmental requirements
of military and avionic applications and comply with AEEC / ARINC 804
transceiver specifications. Being protocol independent, they can be applied to
Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infiniband or any specific communication
application. 

According to Airbus Military, "The A400M is the first truly new military
transport aircraft of its category designed in over 30 years, with twice the
capacity and twice the payload of the current aircraft types that it will
replace. It is all set to become the new standard in military airlift." 

"D-Lightsys has been working closely with GigOptix to produce a superior system
that will be resistant to the stresses of avionics," states Mathias Pez, Chief
Executive Officer of D-Lightsys S.A.S. "We are delighted to announce this
success and look forward to profitable relationship for all parties." 

"Being certified for this advanced avionic application is another step forward
for GigOptix which would not have been possible without our close partnership
with D-Lightsys, who are clear leaders in their field," stated Jörg Wieland,
Vice President and General Manager of GigOptix-Helix. 

About D-Lightsys 

D-Lightsys, a Radiall Company, designs and manufactures high performance optical
interconnect solutions for severe environment applications. It was founded in
2002 by former Thales Research and Technology scientists, all having a strong
expertise in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics and severe environments
requirements. D-Lightsys designs and manufactures high performance optical
interconnect solutions for severe environment applications. In particular,
D-Lightsys offers products and know-how fitting the requirements of avionics,
space, transport and defense industries. 

About GigOptix Inc. 

GigOptix is a leading fabless manufacturer of electronic engines for the
optically connected digital world. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high
speed electronic devices including polymer electro-optic modulators, modulator
drivers, laser drivers and TIAs for telecom, datacom, Infiniband and consumer
optical systems, covering serial and parallel communication technologies from 1G
to 120G. For more information, please visit www.GigOptix.com. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. All statements by GigOptix regarding its expected
financial position, revenues, cash flow and other operating results, business
strategy, financing plans, customer demand for products, forecasted trends
related to the markets in which it operates, and similar matters are
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
discussed in each such forward-looking statement, including (without limitation)
those discussed under "Risk Factors" in GigOptix's most recently filed Form 10-K
and Form 10-Q, as well as in other current and periodic reports filed with or
furnished to the SEC. Forward-looking statements are made only as of the date
hereof, and GigOptix undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of them.

UV radiation

This fact sheet explains the types of ultraviolet radiation and the various factors that can affect the levels reaching the Earth’s surface. The sun emits energy over a broad spectrum of wavelengths: visible light that you see, infrared radiation that you feel as heat, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation that you can’t see or feel. UV radiation has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than visible light. It affects human health both positively and negatively. Short exposure to UVB radiation generates vitamin D, but can also lead to sunburn depending on an individual’s skin type. Fortunately for life on Earth, our atmosphere’s stratospheric ozone layer shields us from most UV radiation. What does get through the ozone layer, however, can cause the following problems, particularly for people who spend unprotected time outdoors:

  • Skin cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Suppression of the immune system
  • Premature aging of the skin

Since the benefits of sunlight cannot be separated from its damaging effects, it is important to understand the risks of overexposure, and take simple precautions to protect yourself.

Did You Know?

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, from the sun and from tanning beds, is classified as a human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.

Types of UV Radiation

The stratospheric ozone layer screens out much of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Scientists classify UV radiation into three types or bands—UVA, UVB, and UVC. The ozone layer absorbs some, but not all, of these types of UV radiation:

  • UVA: Wavelength: 315-399 nm. Not absorbed by the ozone layer.
  • UVB: Wavelength: 280-314 nm. Mostly absorbed by the ozone layer, but some does reach the Earth’s surface.
  • UVC: Wavelength: 100-279 nm. Completely absorbed by the ozone layer and atmosphere.

UVA and UVB radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface contributes to the serious health effects listed above; it also contributes to environmental impacts. Levels of UVA radiation are more constant than UVB, reaching the Earth’s surface without variations due to the time of day or year. In addition, UVA radiation is not filtered by glass.

UV Levels Depend on a Number of Factors

The level of UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface can vary. Each of the following factors can increase your risk of UV radiation overexposure and consequent health effects.

Stratospheric Ozone Layer

The amount of UV rays the ozone layer absorbs varies depending on the time of year and other natural events. Additionally, the ozone layer is thinner than it used to be due to ozone-depleting chemicals used in industry and consumer products. These chemicals are being phased out, but the ozone layer is not predicted to heal to pre-1980 levels until mid– to late-century.

Time of Day

The sun is highest in the sky around noon. At this time, the sun’s rays have the least distance to travel through the atmosphere and UVB levels are at their highest. In the early morning and late afternoon, the sun’s rays pass through the atmosphere at an angle and their intensity is greatly reduced.

Time of Year

The sun’s angle varies with the seasons, causing the intensity of UV rays to change. UV intensity tends to be highest in the summer.

Latitude

The sun’s rays are strongest at the equator, where the sun is most directly overhead and UV rays must travel the least distance through the atmosphere. Ozone also is naturally thinner in the tropics compared to the mid- and high-latitudes, so there is less ozone to absorb the UV radiation as it passes through the atmosphere. At higher latitudes, the sun is lower in the sky, so UV rays must travel a greater distance through ozone-rich portions of the atmosphere and, in turn, expose those latitudes to less UV radiation.

Altitude

UV intensity increases with altitude because there is less atmosphere to absorb the damaging rays. As a result, your chance of damaging your eyes and skin increases at higher altitudes.

Weather Conditions

Cloud cover reduces UV levels, but not completely. Depending on the thickness of the cloud cover, it is possible to burn on a cloudy day, even if it does not feel warm.

Reflection

Surfaces like snow, sand, pavement, and water reflect much of the UV radiation that reaches them. Because of this reflection, UV intensity can be deceptively high even in shaded areas.

EPA’s SunWise Program

In response to the serious public health threat posed by exposure to UV rays, EPA works with schools and communities across the nation through the SunWise Program. SunWise teaches children how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/sunwise.

The UV Index

The UV Index forecasts the strength of the sun’s harmful rays. The higher the number, the greater the chance of sun damage.

Visit www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html

Be SunWise

  • Do not burn
  • Avoid sun tanning and tanning beds
  • Use sunscreen
  • Cover up
  • Seek shade
  • Watch for the UV Index
  • Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand
  • Get vitamin D safely