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February 6, 2008

LOTD for February 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:40 pm

Sad day for me as a former NASA employee…starting in 2010, NASA is looking at paying Russia to get crew and cargo to the space station:
http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20080205&id=8140317

Tiny robots enable anyone (no medical training needed!) to perform minimally invasive surgeries anywhere. The robot is placed INSIDE the patient. They tested this with NASA astronauts:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~LST~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~BA.html

Hovering lounger is based on the landspeeder in Star Wars:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~BK.html

Update on the 700 MHz spectrum auction–looks like Verizon is the big winner of the C block and Google may be happy to be outbid:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/02/06/auction-wireless-spectrum-tech-wire-cx_ew_0206auction.html?feed=rss_technology

Kuwaiti firm may be looking to buy a big piece of either Sprint or Clearwire:
http://www.reuters.com/article/summitNews/idUSL0514091120080205

A *fifth* undersea internet cable was cut in the Middle East!
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2008/February/theuae_February155.xml&section=theuae

Spies are collecting information via YouTube:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/youtube-intel.html

Interesting follow-up article on the use of Game Theory to make LAX more secure vs. terrorists:
http://www.gcn.com/print/27_3/45758-1.html

Wind farms endanger UK national security because they create gaps in radar coverage:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5498

Highlights of the Department of Homeland Security’s $50.5 bil budget include $1.3 bil for counter-IED efforts:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5497

Gyoza (Chinese dumplings) sold in Japan were apparnetly poisoned on purpose. All came from one Chinese company:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7228154.stm

Nintendo filed patents for some interesting Wii accessories:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/06/nintendo-files-wii-accessory-patent-for-everything-includes-the/

Extensive Japanese study found no link between cell phone use and brain tumors:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7229003.stm

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