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March 13, 2009

LOTD for March 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:06 pm

Study found that adults in America really don’t know some fairly basic science concepts. 47% of adults in America do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun, 41% think that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, etc.:
http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/science_literacy_american_adults_flunk_basic_science_says_survey

Northrop suggests that their UAVs would be more effective than satellites to study global warming and conduct disaster assessment:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/03/defense-firms-s.html

Article about the unique School of Science and Engineering being established in Pakistan:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126995.200-pakistan-to-battle-fundamentalism-with-science.html

Pill for animal birth control helps to avoid the need to kill wild animals that are overpopulating certain areas…someday this pill might enable pet owners to avoid needing to spay or neuter their pets:
Article link

Study of NASA systems engineers has resulted in a paper on what makes a good systems engineer:
http://www.stevens.edu/sse/space/news/single_news.php?news_events_id=1386

Prices are being cut on the 3G iPhone–it is believed that inventory is being cleared out because Apple is releasing a new version of the iPhone in June or July:
http://www.mobiletoday.co.uk/O2_lowers_iPhone_price_ready_for_new_handset.html?fragment=&SearchType=&terms=

Verizon launched a service for the blind and visually impaired that helps them with messaging, sending and receiving e-mail, even writing documents with Word and Excel:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342969,00.asp

Jon Stewart really seems to have destroyed Jim Cramer’s reputation:
http://watching-tv.ew.com/2009/03/jon-stewart-jim.html

62-year-old woman took 2 months of golf lessons and decided she was ready to play on a golf course. The first hole she was on, her first swing, she hit a hole-in-one!
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/golf/article983295.ece

Economists and newspaper executives say that by next year all cities with 2 newspapers will end up with just 1, and cities with 1 paper might end up with 0. One key is that Craigslist and other websites have killed the demand for classified ads in newspapers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/business/media/12papers.html?_r=2&hp

I know there are a couple of Texas fans that get the LOTD e-mailed to them…this article about Mack Brown and recruiting is quite positive:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/11492228

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