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July 2, 2009

LOTD for July 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:30 am

A protein found in bats might explain why they live significantly longer than other mammals of comparable size, with scientists trying to figure out how to get people to age more slowly:
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Spanish researchers have developed a method for giving humans that biosonar that bats use to fly at night. They say that in the future they will enable people to “see” through fog or smoke, and even through solid walls, floors or ceilings:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/01/spanish_sonar_superpowers/

Underwater laser networking and imaging technology may be used to protect the US coastline:
http://www.fau.edu/communications/mediarelations/Releases0609/060923.php

Scientists have developed a robot rat that can find and identify objects using its whiskers:
http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/UWENews/article.asp?item=1528&year=2009

The global economic downturn resulted in a forecast of over 1 billion less cell phones sold over the next 5 years:
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US “vulture” private-equity fund is going to bid against Nokia for Nortel assets:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Business/American+vulture+firm+circles+Nortel/1748497/story.html

14-year-old girl is the only known survivor of a plane that crashed into the Indian Ocean….she can’t swim and didn’t have a life jacket and was found in shark-infested waters surrounded by oil and dead bodies:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1196446/Yemenia-Airbus-carrying-153-passengers-crashes-Indian-Ocean.html

Man smoked pot and then called 911 to ask for a police escort to help him get to a rap concert…
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=108650

For Lori: Simon Cowell apparently has been offered up to $144 million per year (really just 4 to 5 months!) to be a judge on American Idol:
http://www.nypost.com/php/pfriendly/print.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nypost.com%2Fseven%2F06302009%2Ftv%2Fenormous_money_176757.htm

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