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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!
http://www.ttcus.com/view-about.cfm?id=65

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:
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-me-quake15apr15,1,4451892.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:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/science/15risk.html?ei=5070&en=05b2786fa194af22&ex=1208923200&emc=eta1&pagewanted=print

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:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/11/2214042.htm

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:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/04/190-billion-for.html

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:
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/04/07/daily39.html

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:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/04/14/Fujitsu-to-show-laptop-with-wooden-case_1.html?source=NLC-MOBILEHARDWARE&cgd=2008-04-16

Fan-assisted trucks can improve gas mileage by reducing drag (thanks to an LOTD reader for this link!):
http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn13665-invention-fanassisted-trucks.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news10_head

Breakthrough in hydrogen storage removes a huge barrier for fuel cell cars:
http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/7028

Twitter messages got this Berkeley student out of an Egyptian jail:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_8934504?nclick_check=1

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