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January 9, 2009

LOTD for January 9

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:51 pm

US teens feel prepared to enter science and engineering fields, but a lack of mentors and role models discourages 2/3 of them from entering science, technology, engineering, or math fields:
http://mit.edu/invent/n-pressreleases/n-press-09index.html

Asteroids have been found that have an outer crust similar to the material found on Earth’s continents!
http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/release.cfm?ArticleID=1812

Drought tolerant corn could be ready as early as next year, which could be a huge boost to farmers around the world:
http://www.monsanto.com/droughttolerantcorn/default.asp

Scientists have found a way to levitate small objects via quantum mechanics!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_nanotech_levitation;_ylt=Av4su5NA53cdnco4MuAKK4nZn414

Tony Tether expected to be replaced no matter who won the Presidential election…but Obama is keeping him in charge of DARPA for at least awhile:
http://michaelbelfiore.com/blog/2009/01/tony-tether-staying-on-as-darpa-chief.html

The Army is very worried that the $200 billion Future Combat System program will face cuts, so they are launching a variety of PR campaigns. They did this last year also when it appeared that FCS could be cut:
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_11382860

Article about a high-end and a low-end mobile teleconferencing robot:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/01/choice-of-high-or-low-end-roving.html

I do not think that it is an exaggeration to say that Palm needs its new smartphone, which uses its new operating system, to succeed in order to survive as a company. Palm unveiled its phone at CES and announced that it will be exclusive to Sprint. This is big for Sprint, as they really need a hot smartphone to try to stem their subscriber losses:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/technology/personaltech/09palm.html?ref=personaltech

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-10131582-100.html

Obama asked Congress to delay the 2/17 digital TV switchover:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/TV_theater/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212701459&subSection=News

Unfortunately, delaying the digital TV switch would delay the LTE implementations that Verizon plans for that 700 MHz spectrum:
http://gigaom.com/2009/01/09/delaying-dtv-could-mean-longer-wait-for-lte/

The forecast is that by 2013, $8.6 billion will be spent on LTE base station infrastructure alone!
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/8-6-billion-lte-base-station-forecast-shows-there-still-enthusiasm-deployment?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&cmp-id=EMC-NL-FW&dest=FW

TV stations in 22 cities are upgrading to Mobile DTV soon. This would provide TV signals for homes *and* allow people to watch the TV news, weather reports, etc. on their cell phones/MP3 players/GPS units/in-car entertainment systems even when they are driving around!
http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/T/TEC_GADGET_SHOW_MOBILE_TV?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-01-09-07-27-15

China Mobile is close to launching an Android-based phone over their TD-SCDMA network:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/35428.php

Tiny Alabama town (population 194) wants $375 million of Obama’s economic stimulus money:
http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/stimulus/2009/01/08/why-a-tiny-alabama-town-wants-a-375-million-chunk-of-the-stimulus.html

Intel had previously estimated that their investment losses would total $50 mil this quarter…but now they estimate investment losses of $1.2 billion, including a $950 mil for their Clearwire investment:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=44330&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

This is really sick–mother ordered her daughter to have sex with her dad:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/clayton/stories/2009/01/07/clayton_mother_father_rape.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab&imw=Y

Montana bus driver stopped at a liquor store on her way to pick up her students. When police stopped the school bus, she actually ask a kid to hide her liquor!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28563501/

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