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March 19, 2008

LOTD for March 19

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:28 pm

The Rolls-Royce engine has been found to not last as long as planned for and the Marines are looking to get a different engine for the V-22 Osprey…not great PR for the Osprey after all of those delays and cost overruns:
http://www.star-telegram.com/business/story/536059.html

Georgia Tech work for DARPA MEMS has resulted in a cyborg moth that can live into adulthood:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/03/18/222271/cyborg-insects-born-in-darpa-project.html

The new H-1B bill would more than double Visas but would end Visas for 3rd party consultants:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/realitycheck/archives/2008/03/h1b_bill_would.html?source=NLC-REALITYCHECK&cgd=2008-03-19

Interesting how research on the US power grid resulted in a breakthrough in gene therapy:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0803&RELTYPE=LST&PRODCODE=0000000&PRODLETT=GY&CommonCount=0

The $700 MHz auction has closed and it raised over $19 bil:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/technology/19fcc.html?_r=2&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Intel has found a way to make WiFi reach 60 miles! I had students I advised make 10 mil WiFi in 2003, but 60 miles is impressive. This sounds like what a startup company was doing awhile back in the Bay Area. This is going to be deployed soon in India and has applications for a lot of countries, especially in rural areas:
http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20432/

Analyst doesn’t think that Intel will make that huge rumored $2 bil investment in WiMAX:
http://www.telecoms.com/itmgcontent/tcoms/news/articles/20017515700.html

Sony Ericsson issued a profit warning due to lower demand for their phones:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120591378865648145.html

Adobe will make Flash work on the iPhone:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/19/Adobe-will-make-Flash-work-on-iPhone_1.html?source=NLC-MOBILEHARDWARE&cgd=2008-03-19

Vonage is still tanking:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42858&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

Aerosmith is getting a dedicated version of Guitar Hero and the Beatles might also get that:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-beatles18mar18,1,3551914.story

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