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April 16, 2008

LOTD for April 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:24 pm

The Next-Generation Radio Communications for Defense, Homeland Security, & Public Safety Conference will be held on May 19-20 in Las Vegas. They have some really impressive speakers lined up for the Conference…and one nobody from a little company in San Diego. It will be great visibility for ACRi to be represented at that conference!

Forecasters give high probabilities that big earthquakes will hit LA and SF in the next 30 years, with the chances of a huge quake more likely in Southern California than the Bay Area:,1,4451892.story

The Hadron Collider has been in the news a lot lately because of the small (very small) chance that it could result in a black hole and destroy our planet:

Australia is about to spend $16 bil on the F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) but they would greatly prefer the F-22. The F-22 is not available for other countries to buy, so if their lobbying efforts do not work then Australia will go with the F-35:

The Army estimates that they need $190 billion for the “Modular Army”. That and the Iraq and Afghanistan combat expenses may result in the cancellation of the Future Combat Systems program:

Remember the article awhile back in the LOTD about how the guards at a nuclear facility in Florida were sleeping on the job? Florida Power & Light just got fined for those sleeping guards:

Fujitsu is showing a prototype of an environmentally friendly laptop with the case made of wood instead of the traditional plastic or metal. The laptop also uses bio-plastics, which they are already using in some of their laptops:

Fan-assisted trucks can improve gas mileage by reducing drag (thanks to an LOTD reader for this link!):

Breakthrough in hydrogen storage removes a huge barrier for fuel cell cars:

Twitter messages got this Berkeley student out of an Egyptian jail:


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