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March 10, 2008

LOTD for March 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:44 pm

Solar-thermal company says that its technology can provide 90% of the electricity needs of the US while having enough left over to power a fleet of electric cars. Instead of converting sunlight into electricity, solar-thermal focuses the sunlight on liquids to make steam that powers turbines. This company has an impressive VC lineup–Vinod Khosla and Kleiner Perkins (with Al Gore):

There is a ton of VC money available in India but not enough qualified entrepreneurs to take the money:

Blackwater decided not to build its proposed San Diego training facility:

This defense reporter went on a terror tourism tour in Israel for her vacation:

The GAO is now recommending that the Army look to find an alternative to their $200 billion FCS (Future Combat Systems) program, due to numerous problems it has been having. Rep. Murtha countered by saying that we should add $20 billion to the $200 billion to try to get things to work:

It turns out that the hack into Pentagon computers by Chinese hackers was more serious than Secretary of Defense Robert Gates indicated:

Defense officials are still concerned about the sensitive data that was obtained from the hack last year:

Study of UK nuclear power plant workers over 56 years shows the health risks to workers at nuclear power plants:

China is expanding its nuclear power plant capability more than expected:

Even with all of this nuclear power, it is amazing (and depressing) to see how much coal-powered power China will be using and what effect that will have on the environment:,9171,1713335,00.html

Sea cucumber skin inspires a new plastic that could be useful for brain implants (for people who have things like Parkinson’s disease) or even clothing that turns into armor:

Geologists have discovered the Earth’s inner, innermost core and created a 3D model:

Sprint’s Mogul phone will be the first phone in the US to be able to use EV-DO Rev. A. Until now, only laptop cards could use Sprint’s and Verizon’s EV-DO Rev. A networks:

Study found a lot of drugs in drinking water:

More about quantum dots and rainbow solar cells:

Interesting that MySpace banner ad prices have dropped significantly and are now half of Facebook’s prices:

Tecate distributor Heineken has an ad campaign targeted at Mexican men, portraying Mexican men who come to the US to work as heroes among the US working class:


1 Comment »

  1. Respect the victims and their relatives. ,

    Comment by Pol88 — October 22, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

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