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June 4, 2009

LOTD for June 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:41 pm

Protonex has developed a high-power fuel-cell system for UAVs that can enable them to fly for up to 4x longer than current battery limitations allow (1 to 3 flights hours for current systems):
http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/single.php?id=8087

Alion was awarded a $97M contract to support the Navy’s global media and community relations:
http://www.alionscience.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mediaroom.viewnews&newsid=190

UCLA researchers have successfully constructed a non-native pathway in mice that increased fatty acid metabolism. Two groups mice were fed the same high-fat diet and the mice with the shunt remained skinny while the mice without the operation got fat:
http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-researchers-create-synthetic-93281.aspx

Story behind the famous photo of an unidentified man facing down Chinese tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests:
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090604/NEWS01/906040349/One+man+defied+Chinese+might+as+the+world+watched

Qualcomm introduced a 600 Mbps 11n chipset using 4×4 MIMO, with chip samples available this month to their manufacturing partners:
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/2009/06/qualcomm_intros_600_mbps_80211n.html

Qualcomm introduced a single-chip 11n client solution for handsets and wireless devices, supporting data rates up to 72 Mbps:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/qualcomm-introduces-single-chip-802-11n-wireless-lan-solution-handsets-and-mobile-dev

Praying man gets tazed by police, gets up, and runs away from them!
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/03/praying-man-gets-taz.html

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