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July 8, 2008

LOTD for July 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:20 pm

European scientists might have accidentally found a genetic cause for SIDS–some cases of SIDS might be solely caused by genetics. If they can figure out a way to screen for it, then those parents could be taught how to be extra careful to keep their kids safe from SIDS:
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11662553

The CDC is still trying to find the cause of the salmonella outbreak–they still think that it was because of tomatoes, but they aren’t sure:
http://cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/

The final space shuttle flight is set for May 31, 2010:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/07/08/space-shuttle-final.html

Very interesting (long and detailed) Q&A between Obama and Military Times:
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3615116&c=FEA&s=INT

Looks like there *are* UFOs out there…they are operated by the US military and manufactured by Boeing in El Segundo, CA at a cost of over $1.9 bil:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/militarys-own-u.html

A year-and-a-half ago the Army officially canceled the Land Warrior program…now the Army is featuring the Land Warrior as part of its modernization plans. Also, Canada is looking to spend $300 mil on 17,000 Land Warrior systems–far more than the US is buying!
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/canada-to-buy-1.html

Former Republican congressman Weldon lobbied the White House to buy Eastern European arms for Iraq:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/iron-triangles.html

Experts do not expect the US to attack Iranian nuclear facilities anytime soon:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0708/p01s05-usfp.html

Article about how the US dominance of the air space around Iran prevents Israel from bombing Iran:
http://thecurrent.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/will-israel-attack-iran.php

This armored super suit is on eBay right now with the bidding past $1600…but the seller needs the auction to get to $40k to break even:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/super-suit-for.html

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) selected Alcatel-Lucent’s 16e solution:
http://rfdesign.com/next_generation_wireless/news/alcatel_wimax_solution_0708/index.html

Rumor is that T-Mobille will launch an Android-based smartphone when they launch 3G on October 1:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-9984713-94.html

Despite its built-in GPS technology, navigation application developers are not developing software for the 3G iPhone:
Article link

Survey found that only 3% of people recycle their cell phones, with 74% of people around the world not even thinking of recycling their phones!
Press release

Obama has much more traffic on the web than McCain right now:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/media-agencies-research/e3i8052e552670924e99d988ca373029ca6

Parents and kids were watching a kid’s rugby match in New Zealand when they got a huge surprise–the public TV broadcast showed hard core porn for 4 minutes instead of the kid’s rugby game!
http://www.wayodd.com/hardcore-porn-interrupts-publicly-broadcasted-childrens-rugby-match/v/9336/

60% of NBA players within 5 years after they stop playing basketball?
http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/299119

Looks like summer is already over in the UK!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2261376/Severe-weather-warnings-for-Britain-as-summer-disappears.html?rain

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