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January 15, 2008

LOTD for January 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:19 pm

I like how this reporter slipped in a quote from me and gave a plug to ACRi:
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2008/January/ScienceTech.htm

Genetic tinkering allows the life span of yeast to be increased 10x…with implications for extending human life times:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=LST&PRODCODE=0000000&PRODLETT=DI

States are scrambling for stem-cell scientists:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=LST&PRODCODE=0000000&PRODLETT=DA&CommonCount=0

A couple of years ago Duke researchers figured out how to have monkeys control robot arms *with their mind*:

Now, those researchers have figured out how to have monkey’s control robots and move them around with their mind:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/science/15robo.html?

Check out the video:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/01/monkey-controll.html

And these researchers have a patent for mind controlled weapons:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/03/mind_controlled.html

In an unrelated topic, the “Filipino Monkey” is being blamed for the supposed threats from Iranian ships last week:
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/01/navy_hormuz_iran_radio_080111/

Pretty amazing how some fans made cars to look like Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica vehicles…and they actually can drive those cars to work!
http://io9.com/343965/a-gallery-of-fans-pimped+out-battlestar-star-wars-cars

The “giant egg” radar system on its way to Hawaii will apparently have a 500 foot security zone around it:
http://www.gsnmagazine.com/cms/features/news-analysis/426.html

The military wants to run a total immersion terrorism course, with a private contractor simulating terrorist training:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/01/who-wants-to-be.html

Looks like the US is going to sell $20 bil worth of advanced military equipment to Saudi Arabia:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1200308085636&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

First Google Android Smartphone demonstrated:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42457&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

43 BILLION text messages were sent on New Year’s Eve. The Phillipines has just 50 million people and sent 1.39 billion text messages on New Year’s Eve!
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42459&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

For the first time in a long time, this Christmas Amazon beat eBay:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/amazon-beat-ebay-in-holiday-traffic/index.html?ref=technology

Stolen laptop may cost the Tennessee government $1 mil in identity theft protection:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/14/Nashville-laptop-theft-may-cost-1-million-dollars_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-01-15

Microsoft will provide virtual access to the Library of Congress:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/10/Microsoft-to-provide-virtual-access-to-Library-of-Congress_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-01-15

The UK government has told its school system NOT to use Windows Vista or Office 2007 and to stay away from Microsoft’s document format. They prefer Open Document Format:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/11/Dont-upgrade-to-Vista_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-01-15

Sprint laid off 5,000 workers last year and is doing to lay off a couple thousand more soon, plus the new CEO may move their headquarters from Reston, VA to Kansas:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120034142321289117.html?mod=telecommunications_primary_hs

http://www.kansascity.com/194/story/444578.html

Here is the list of bidders for the 700 MHz spectrum auction, including Google, Chevron, Guam Cellular, in addition to the more conventional wireless providers:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/700-mhz-approved-bidder-list/2008-01-15?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Clearwire teams with Google to offer Gmail, GoogleTalk, and other Google applications to Clearwire customers:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/clearwire-and-google-collaborate-offer-search-and-communications-tools?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

This report criticizes the US for not enables cell phones to be used during flights like other countries will allow soon:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205604708

Elevator will send a text message to the maintenance people if it breaks down:
http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=2504

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