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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):
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/solar-company-s.html

There is a ton of VC money available in India but not enough qualified entrepreneurs to take the money:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/03/06/mitra-india-venture-tech-enter-cx_sm_0307venture.html

Blackwater decided not to build its proposed San Diego training facility:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080308-9999-1n8black.html

This defense reporter went on a terror tourism tour in Israel for her vacation:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/better-than-dis.html

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:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/post.html

It turns out that the hack into Pentagon computers by Chinese hackers was more serious than Secretary of Defense Robert Gates indicated:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxcringely/archives/2008/03/pentagon_hacks.html?source=NLC-NOTES&cgd=2008-03-10

Defense officials are still concerned about the sensitive data that was obtained from the hack last year:
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=39456

Study of UK nuclear power plant workers over 56 years shows the health risks to workers at nuclear power plants:
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/304923/Study+suggests+radiation+risks.htm

China is expanding its nuclear power plant capability more than expected:
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSL0868760220080308?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

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:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1713335,00.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:
http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn13420-floppy-when-wet-sea-cucumber-inspires-new-plastic.html

Geologists have discovered the Earth’s inner, innermost core and created a 3D model:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~MIC~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~CH.html

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:
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080310/sprint_broadband_phone.html?.v=2

Study found a lot of drugs in drinking water:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~TEST~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~CJ.html

http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20080310/D8VAJB480.html

More about quantum dots and rainbow solar cells:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~CL.html

Interesting that MySpace banner ad prices have dropped significantly and are now half of Facebook’s prices:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/digitaldownload/metrics/e3i399dca3576f6404d52c27798906483a8

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:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003722115

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1 Comment »

  1. Respect the victims and their relatives. ,

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


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