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December 30, 2008

LOTD for December 30

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:26 pm

The spin of the Earth is slowing down, so they are adding a leap second tomorrow:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0812&RELTYPE=IDN&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=CN&CommonCount=0

Interesting summary about the debate over NASA’s future with the shuttle being retired and a new Administration about to take over:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0812~RELTYPE~IDN~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~CP.html

A $730 mil clean energy car factory was just opened in Beijing:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0812~RELTYPE~IDN~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~CR.html

Scientists isolated the genes that made the flu of 1918 such a lethal virus (20 million to 50 million killed!):
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0812~RELTYPE~LST~PRODCODE~00000000~PRODLETT~CX.html

Russian hackers have been targeting the US and Europe to make big profits and to wage political battles against government websites of countries that act against Russian interests:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-russia-hackers2_rodriguezdec26,0,5001855.story

SPAWAR and Raytheon have recently tested the Deep Siren program, which allows subs to send text messages without having to go to the surface…they shoot a buoy out of the submarine’s trash chute:
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2009/January/Pages/NavyCanTextStealthySubmarines247.aspx

The US has been fighting a covert war in Somalia over the past few years…and unfortunately the US is losing, which hurts our ability to clamp down on the Somali pirates:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/us-losing-sec-1.html

The US Navy and UK Navy have seized more than 20 tons of drugs since October along the “hash highway” in the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWofiPcW081P0-84hyMJXruoDwwD95CGEU00

The Pentagon has been aiding the filming of Transformers 2:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/pentagon-holl-1.html

The Israeli government has been using YouTube and Twitter to try to win the public relations battle during their conflict with Hamas:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/israels-info-wa.html

Glitches on Microsoft’s and the IRS’s websites helped a fake antivirus company trick people into malicious websites:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/12/24/Fake_antivirus_peddlers_helped_by_Microsoft_IRS_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-12-29

Coca-Cola started a trend where 30 billboards in Times Square now use wind power. The wind power billboards will eliminate 1,866 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/out-there/digital/e3i2f608e22d68972d4b1621b91f8238555

Dell expects to save $8 million because of their switch to greener packaging:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/sustainableit/archives/2008/12/dell_green_pack.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-12-30

Not only is newspaper circulation down for the printed papers, the time people spend on newspaper websites is down from last year:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/magazines-newspapers/e3i2f608e22d68972d462216d863b139a33

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