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This Geek Trick Improves Your Cell Reception, Deflated Mammoth, etc

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Link to this episode on GeekSpeak.org

In the latest Geek Speak, perhaps the most useful thing you will hear this week: holding your cell phone away from your body could very likely improve reception. The phone actually has sensors that make it work poorly when it’s near you.

Saturn V rocket.  Photo: NASA

Saturn V rocket. Photo: NASA

Also NASA confirms that the rocket engine recovered by Jeff Bezos from the floor of the ocean powered the Apollo 11 mission. One of the best-preserved mammoths on display in Japan. The political implications of auto correct and more.

Lyle, Bonnie and Lindsey deliver asĀ usual, an hour deep with gee-whiz but not without sprinkles of immediate usefulness.

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