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February 14, 2008

LOTD for February 14

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:30 pm

Toxic blue-green algae in the South Pacific found to create a potent cancer-fighting drug!
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~LST~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~FL.html

The FBI is concerned about how sales have spiked for a book that details holes in US airport security. The book also discusses how one of the 9/11 terrorists had a gun and shot one of the passengers!
http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56128

Car has been developed that can drive on land, float on water, and even dive 33 feet below water! It was inspired by a James Bond movie:
http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/news/article3368448.ece

New self-correction schemes may enable Intel and AMD to boost processor performance and cut power:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/feb08/5975

Prototype power plant shattered the record for solar energy efficiency–31.25% net efficiency:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~FJ.html

Chlorine bombs have been a problem in Iraq and it is easy to obtain the needed materials in the US:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iEV-RYkZ8ug64FLvt3tuxf8o_6QgD8UPLRDG0

Nano-bristle t-shirt created that gathers energy from the motions of the body as the wearer goes through the day:
http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn13302-nanobristle-tshirt-to-harness-your-power-moves.html

Zinc ozide nanowires in shirts generate electricity–nice explanation and photos here:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~FH.html

Our clothing soon may be able to generate enough electricity to power our personal electronic devices!
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080214/news_1n14power.html

The slowing economy has led to a reduction in R&D spending:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~LD~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~FF.html

MySpace to merge with Yahoo? The combined entity would be largely owned by News Corp.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/61d18a52-da91-11dc-9bb9-0000779fd2ac.html

Google didn’t even have a booth at the Mobile World Conference but others focused a lot of attention on them:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/technology/14google.html?_r=2&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Prediction is that we will go from an average of 1 cell phone per person to an average of *2* devices per person:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/digitaldownload/mobile/e3i797c75af15317bcf3f3adc001353610e

Microsoft’s 2nd-generation white spaces device failed, tarnishing the other groups working on white space devices:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080212-second-white-spaces-device-has-testing-problems-spin-begins.html

T-Mobile users will still get to use the WiFi in Starbucks for at least 5 years:
http://www.t-mobile.com/company/PressReleases_Article.aspx?assetName=Prs_Prs_20070213&title=Statement%20regarding%20T-Mobile%20Hotspot%20and%20Starbucks

Google says they aren’t making a Google phone because they want every phone to be able to work with their services:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/667f13de-da60-11dc-9bb9-0000779fd2ac,dwp_uuid=e8477cc4-c820-11db-b0dc-000b5df10621.html

For some weird reason, North Korea is mounting AK-47s as anti-aircraft weapons:
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2008/02/11/aks-mounted-on-nk-artillery-barrels/

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