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February 13, 2008

LOTD for February 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:32 pm

A Chinese spy ring has been broken up in New Orleans–they were offering bribes for information on US military sales to Taiwan:
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/News/Louisiana/NewOrleans/Two_New_Orleans_Men_Others_Arrested_On_China_Espionage__5802.asp

Interesting in-depth article about a former intelligence analyst who saw firsthand the result of a bombing he helped target…5 years later he is a human rights activist. He was in the Pentagon when it was hit on 9/11 and he thought he would be focusing his efforts on Afghanistan, but instead he was directed to study Iraq and he did not support that war:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23140315/

Los Alamos has had 19 nuclear safety violations and 57 classified information breaches in the last 5 years:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/its-been-a-bad.html

The US is looking into shooting down the failing spy satellite:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/NRO02128.xml&headline=U.S.%20Considering%20Shooting%20Down%20Satellite&channel=defense

Controversial device only targets young people because their ears can hear the high-pitched tones:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/02/12/uk.mosquito/index.html

A bird flu pandemic would cost Ireland a lot of money:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5550

Wired wallpaper could eliminate the need for outlets in homes:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~EX.html

“Whiskered” robotic rat is being developed to get a sense of touch to guide its actions:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~LST~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~ES.html

Lockheed wins a $40 mil biometrics deal that has options that make it a potential $1 bil deal:
http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20080212&id=8180802

Financial Analyst says that a 3G iPhone may be here in about 6 months (this article is for the AOTD reader who asked yesterday):
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/02/11/Analysts-say-3G-iPhone-may-reach-users-by-midyear_1.html?source=NLC-MOBILEHARDWARE&cgd=2008-02-13

TI just demonstrated an Android phone:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42651&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Article about how Android will not be the write-once, run-anywhere development platform some are hyping it to be:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/realitycheck/archives/2008/02/android_will_no.html?source=NLC-REALITYCHECK&cgd=2008-02-13

Yahoo just bought online video company technology company Maven Networks for $160 mil:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003709829

After much complaint, Facebook users may be able to delete their accounts:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/technology/13face.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Japan is planning to create a space solar power system, with giant solar collectors in a GEO orbit sending sending signals to ground stations that will produce 1 gigawatt of electricity for Japan:
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/02/jaxa-testing-space-solar-power-system/

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