Category: Science

A plant growing out of soil.

Can You Mine Metals with Plants?

The process of extracting metals from the soil by using certain types of plants called hyperaccumulators that can freely absorb and store metals in their tissues is known as phytoextraction or phytomining or biomining, which in this Geekswipe edition, you’ll be learning about.

Glow in the dark light for illustration purpose

Are Glow in the Dark Materials Carcinogenic?

Are glow in the dark stickers, inks, paints, dyes, toys carcinogenic or radioactive in anyway? Explore if these glowy things are safe to use and find out more about the historical significance of radioluminescence and how it led to impact the safety regulations of modern day tritium based phosphors.

Artistic representation of magnetic fields around a magnetic compass.

Can Strong Magnetic Fields Affect Humans?

Humans are made up of blood. And blood has iron in it. So what happens if a human is placed inside a very strong magnetic field? Will it affect the human body in any way? In this edition of Geekswipe, we’re going to look into the types of magnetism that exist in the world, and how a human body would react to different strengths of magnetic fields.