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May 18, 2009

LOTD for May 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:04 pm

New rechargeable battery technology could give up to 10x the energy storage and be cheaper than lithium batteries…the key to its improved capacity is that it uses oxygen drawn from the air (an actual air-fueled battery!) during discharge instead of the chemicals used today–not needing the chemicals around in the battery offers more energy for the same size battery…this reduction in size and weight would be awesome for electric cars! Also, the porous carbon used is much cheaper than the lithium cobalt oxide used today:
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/PressReleases/oxlithbattery.htm

Elbit and General Dynamics created UAS Dynamics to sell Elbit’s widely used UAVs to US government customers:
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ELbit-GD-Create-UAS-Dynamics-LLC-for-US-Market-05422/

There is a big push in the telecom industry to go green–they want to be environmentally responsible and greener networks allow them to reduce costs:
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=172806&

Airline-industry analysts predict that the cost of airline tickets will soon be based on the weight of the passenger and his/her baggage:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-tc-trav-weigh-fare-0512-0517may17,0,7887352.story

Utah Middle School Principal was forced to apologize to a Scottish boy that he forced to change out of a kilt. The boy wore the kilt twice as a prop for an art project, but the Principal told the boy that the outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30795426/

Man tried to rob a store using a banana, and when he was detained he ate the evidence before the police arrived:
http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/may/15/151525/sheriffs-office-man-tries-rob-store-using-banana/news/

Nebraska state trooper got an eyefull when he stopped a car for DWI and found that the 26-year-old male driver and his 26-year-old female passenger were both naked!
http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10620468

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