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May 1, 2009

LOTD for May 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:14 pm

Computer simulation projects 1,700 cases of swine flu in the US four weeks from now in worst-case conditions:
http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2009/04/brockmann.html

I’m glad that they are distributing this new flu test to speed up flu detection:
http://www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSN30275206

Mercury flyby found that Mercury is more active than previously thought:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/01/mercury-messenger.html

Top Pakistan General wants the US to stop using UAVs and troops to go after militants:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/pak-general-wants-drones-grounded-in-taliban-cease-fire-deal/

Lockheed has teamed with Raytheon to win a $4 billion missile defense contract from Turkey:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7897

Report details how transnational organized crime threatens the US economy and national security:
http://www.securitymanagement.com/news/transnational-organized-crime-threatens-us-economy-national-security-crs-says-005586

UC San Diego students designed and built this electric racecar to help fuel the green auto movement:
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/science/04-09SAE.asp

Technique found to make concrete that can heals its cracks has been found…bacteria is the key to seal cracks in concrete and make concrete waterproof. Interesting how the key to preserving concrete could be to infect it with bacteria:
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13570058

Verizon’s CEO said recently that he thought Sprint did not have the network capacity to handle the data that Boost (with its $50 unlimited calling plan) would put on its network, since Boost runs on the Nextel iDEN network instead of Sprint’s CDMA network. iDEN excels for push-to-talk users, but their users complained for years about delayed text messages, even before Boost added a huge load to the network:
Article link

Google and its Open Handset Alliance partners are being sued over the “Android” trademark:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/04/30/Google_Sued_over_Android_Software.htm

Sprint and Boost admit that the frequent delays (hours to the next morning) for text messages have been a problem for Boost users:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iV_f8iEv4LiDw4nOaF7HF7b2beHwD97SVN982

Chrysler’s bankruptcy may be what gets them to finally offer fuel-efficient cars:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/04/bankruptcy-might-finally-bring-fuel-efficiency-to-chrysler/

Michael Vick is in talks to become a spokesman for PETA, which would help his chances to return to the NFL. I never would have thought that Vick and PETA would work together!
http://adage.com/article?article_id=136403

Nintendo is offering a free video service for the Wii, with users having the option to transfer videos (and coupons) to the DSi:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6208984.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;5

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