On average, you and most readers of this site own a cellphone, and that phone does a billion things in addition to making calls. But what if they could also save your life?
Well, they already do that (9-1-1, remember?), but this is a new way! Cell-All is a program by Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate that’s aim is to protect us from toxic chemicals. Under the program, cell phones would have an embedded sensor that detects when deadly chemicals are in the environment surrounding the user. With four big name manufacturers of phones in talks to produce the chips, it looks like it may be coming to your handheld soon.
Hit up the ScienceDaily article for more information.