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July 6, 2009

LOTD for July 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:52 pm

I hope that I never have to hear the words “Pro Forma” again…writing one of those things is NOT fun!

It is REALLY sad to read that American kids drop IQ points every summer because they do not read! My kids are in 4 reading programs (thanks to 3 libraries and a bookstore, and they are about to start a 5th reading program) and they love to read:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/opinion/05kristof.html?_r=1&em

President Obama and Russian President Medvedev signed an agreement today to try to shrink the two countries’ nuclear arsenals by a third or more. I think this is great because we don’t need the full arsenal for deterrence and this will save a good amount of money, plus it is a step forward in US-Russia relations:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/07/obama-medvedev-agree-to-nuke-cuts-no-deal-on-missile-defense/

Tennessee physicist was sentenced to 4 years in prison for breaking ITAR rules–he showed sensitive UAV data with graduate students from China and Iran, and allowed those grad students to work on his UAV project:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=tennessee-physicist-sentenced-to-4-2009-07-03

BAE created an unmanned autonomous sub to detect explosive mines hidden in shallow coastal waters:
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/311998/Coast+guard.htm

Researchers found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with deaths from diseases, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Parkinson’s:
http://www.physorg.com/news166078729.html

China may get 10% of its energy from renewable resources by next year and could reach a 20% target by 2020:
http://www.eetimes.com/rss/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218400479&cid=RSSfeed_eetimes_newsRSS

London researchers have turned pedestrians and cyclists into mobile pollution sensors:
http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/british-cyclists-become-pollution-sensors/2009-06-30

The Department of Homeland Security is testing a software-defined radio that is designed to operate on ALL the frequencies used by emergency services, at about the same cost as a normal radio:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/03/liberty_radio/

The swine flu can be deadly because it binds deep in the lung, which can trigger potentially fatal pneumonia if the person infected mounts a strong inflammation in response to it. Seasonal flus typically bind in the nose area instead of deep in the lung:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17414-revealed-how-pandemic-swine-flu-kills.html

Article about how the claim that the swine flu has been “contained” is not true and is dangerous public relations:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/07/swine-flu-containment-is-dange.html

Vodaphone says that tests found that LTE is 3x more spectrally efficient than WiMAX and that it can compete with wired broadband speeds for home internet access:
http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2009/07/03/46427/vodafone-says-lte-deployment-will-improve-on-3g.htm

Internal AT&T memo shows that the iPhone 3GS had much bigger sales at launch than the previous iPhones:
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20090702/iphone-3gs-att-memo/

A problem with the iPhone 3.0 software apparently is causing a severe battery life problem for some iPhone users. Apple has advised users to turn off a lot of features on their phones, including many of the features that have been advertised by Apple for the 3.0 software and the iPhone 3GS:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/iphone-users-harangue-apple-over-battery-life-167?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2009-07-06

Pictures and specs have apparently been leaked for Sony Ericcson’s upcoming Android phone…including the news that it will have a 8.1 Megapixel camera!
http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/leaked-sony-ericssons-upcoming-android-phone-151?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2009-07-06

DoCoMo bought 35% of San Diego-based PackVideo (a unit of NextWave Wireless) for $45.5 million, and DoCoMo and PacketVideo will jointly develop new technologies and advanced mobile applications:
Press release

Hackers flooded Twitter yesterday to take control of Twitter’s trending list, on the same day that Twitter accidentally suspended hundreds of innocent user accounts due to “human error”:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/167889/twitter_travails_pranks_and_deleted_account_errors.html

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