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January 21, 2009

LOTD for January 21

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:55 pm

Used coffee grounds could be used to create fuel for cars instead of being sent to landfills…this could turn this waste product into 340 million gallons of biodiesel!
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/01/20/coffee-biofuel.html

This solar-powered LED works with just about any used plastic bottle:
http://www.physorg.com/news151669333.html

The drop in air pollution in the US is linked to increased life expectancy, with longer life expectancy increases for cities that cleaned up their air the most:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/01/21/healthmag.airpollution.lifespan/index.html?eref=rss_latest

Three more people in China have been confirmed to have the bird flu:
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_01_19/en/index.html

Two more people in Indonesia have died of the bird flu, including a 5-year-old child:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i2EwW7eSvPsDb90lYidPi0tRd4Jg

Report released by the US Joint Forces Command warns that the Mexican government is in danger of collapsing:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/north-america-mainmenu-36/691

The YouTube channel created by the Israeli military during the Gaza conflict was not part of their master plan..some 20-something-year-old soldiers wanted to create something for YouTube and it received an amazing amount of attention:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/01/israels-acciden.html

Fisherman pled guilty to throwing pipe bombs at dolpins to get them away from fishing lines:
http://www.newsherald.com/news/city_71080___article.html/panama_pleads.html

Spiderman and the octopus have inspired this new technique to end high speed chases safely:
http://www.gadgetted.com/?p=3566

Heartland Payment Systems might have had the largest data breach in history…payroll and credit card payments for 250,000 businesses might have been compromised!
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7288

The IRS still hasn’t fixed the problems it has with cyber security:
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/scrt/F326EF02E1AD5BFECC257540000837D4

The Air Force will train hundreds each year in cyber warfare:
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2009/jan/15/air-force-planning-to-train-hundreds-yearly-in/

Some members of the military are not happy about Obama’s plan to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy:
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE50K2KC20090121?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Some people are upset that Obama plans to replace the White House bowling alley with a basketball court. I love how the bowling lobby says that replacing the bowling alley will hurt his political prospects. A lot of people are already trying to request to play basketball with Obama. I know that Magic Johnson already started a public lobbying campaign and others are mentioned in this article:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122964718901120311.html

Obama’s inauguration was the fourth most-watched in TV history. I’m sure that it was the most-watched over the Internet:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/local-broadcast/e3ie135f8f41b7a18147510786a60b41adf

Some pictures have leaked out for HTC’s new Android-based G2 phone:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/01/21/htcs-g2-sapphire-2-0-caught-slumming-in-the-wilds/

HTC talked about their Android strategy and other issues:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/hot-seat-htc-americas-jason-mackenzie/2009-01-21?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&cmp-id=EMC-NL-FW&dest=FW

Google canceled their program to sell ads in newspapers:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/broadband/e3ife1903a36d09a1d8b565d48d41c73c0b

Man’s eyebrows were so long that he organized an event that raised $1,600 for charity where donors got to shave his eyebrows:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28761473/

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