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January 24, 2008

LOTD for January 24

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:41 pm

Estonia claimed that Russian government hackers had attacked the servers of their government…but the attacks turned out to have been done from a 20-year-old guy in Estonia!
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/080123/technology/estonia_russia_internet_crime_politics

Bomb-making factory was found in a Columbia Professor’s apartment!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/01/21/2008-01-21_bombmaking_factory_found_in_brooklyn_apa-3.html

San Jose and Santa Clara police went after a copper-theft organization and discovered a bomb maker who lived in Fremont and had made cell-phone detonated bombs, one made to be put inside of a toy!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/24/BAO8UKEPF.DTL

An alternative to solar energy…raindrop energy! French researchers have found out how to convert the energy from falling raindrops into electricity!
http://www.physorg.com/news120216714.html

UN says that biofuels (ethanol, etc.) actually end up *hurting* the environment more than they help and are also worsening the water and food shortages in the world:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=MS&PRODCODE=0000000&PRODLETT=HR

University of Maryland researchers have made the world’s first invisibility cloak…Harry Potter magic come to life:
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS159108+18-Dec-2007+PRN20071218

Article (and a really cool photo) about the new commercial spacecraft that is being built for passengers:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0801&RELTYPE=MS&PRODCODE=0000000&PRODLETT=HP&CommonCount=0

UCLA researchers found that cancer cells are “softer” than healthy cells, research is going on to take advantage of that to defeat cancer:
http://www.chem.ucla.edu/dept/Faculty/gimzewski/nnano.html

American Airlines is testing its WiFi service on 767 airlines:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120105572679108695.html?mod=telecommunications_primary_hs

Hard to believe that a respected newspaper like the Chicago Sun-Times would layoff its staff via telephone calls!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-080123suntimes,0,4831267.story

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