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Cell-Phone Balloons May Soar over ND
More 3G/WCDMA Operators Combine with EDGE
Reshuffle at Nokia Affects 200 Jobs
"Point-and-Search" for Cell Phones Hits Japan
India Set for Electronics Growth
USAF Picks Lockheed Martin to Build $2B Network
General Dynamics Will Upgrade Army Communication Network
Samsung Develops Fuel Cell for Media Players
Survey Says Workers "Monkey Around"
Nuclear Power Could Cut Time to Pluto from Years to Weeks
Middle East Poised for Rapid Spread of 3G Services
Congress Seen Not Easing TV Rules for Telecoms
Google Heads to Court to Protect Users
WiMAX Relying on Government, Qualcomm Says
RIM Gets Favorable Ruling in InPro Patent Litigation
Using Mobile Phones Reduces Error Rate In Hospital Care
'Electronic Discovery' Industry Blooming
Understanding Phenomena Controlling PEM Fuel Cell Performance, Durability
Agilent Technologies Announces Breakthrough
Idaho Telecommunications Company Getting Out of BPL
Analysis: Accurate Prognosis of Electronics Industry Difficult
BlackBerry Shutdown Fears are Overblown
Web Anonymizers Suddenly Get Very Popular
WiMAX Prognosis Examined in Reports
3G Retains its Buzz, but Potential is Still Unclear
Air Pollution May Have Darkened China Skies
Microsoft May Not Be Off Hook in Europe
Rivals Jockey for 4G Lead
7 Myths About the Challenger Shuttle Disaster
Lockheed Martin Remains Top DoD Contractor in 2005
RFID Market to Grow 10-Fold by 2016
Intel Claims World's First 45-Nanometer Chip
Microsoft Posts Record $11.8B Revenue
Soldius Debuts Solar Golf Bag
Net VoIP Calls Could Hide Hack Attacks (yikes - back to landlines!)
Bell Helicopter Tests Unmanned Tilt-Rotor Craft
U.K. Music File Sharers Ordered to Shell out Thousands
Air Force Will Test Hypersonic Plane in 2007
Researchers Find Signs of Extra Dimensions of String Theory
Demand Grows for COTS Technology in European Military Communications Market
RF Micro Devices Delivers Record Quarterly Revenue
New GPS-Based Spyware Could Prevent Canadian Drivers from Speeding
Small Businesses Lagging in RoHS Efforts
Sales Up, Profits Under Pressure at Nokia
Scientists Study Scientific Secrecy
Engineers Develop Smallest Device to Control Light
Magnetic Spin Details May Lead to New Devices
Scientists Spot a New Earthlike Planet
Scientists: 'Superhuman' Enhancements Will Be Ethical Conundrums of Future (I need something right now)
Google Praised, Chided for Sanitized Site
U.N. Lends Backing to the $100, Hand-Cranked Laptop (no kidding)
Worldwide Hotspot List Tops 100,000 Mark
Seoul, Korea Top Wireless Hotspot Worldwide, San Fran Top in U.S.
Competitiveness Bill in Congress Targets Research & Education
ARRL Board Ramps Up Focus on Grassroots Lobbying, Disaster Planning
Trade Group Offering RoHS Compliance Certification
Standards Loom for RoHS Materials Declaration
Navy Extends Raytheon Avionics Contract
Chinese Design Competence on the Rise
Isle of Man Seeks to be Switzerland of Space
Microsoft to Open Windows Source Code for EU
U.N. Reports Rise in Cybersquatting
Report Slams Impact of Nanotechnology Research
Better Cellphone Service Through ... Balloons?
IC Foundry Market to Grow 32% in 2006
Opera Releases 'Mini' Mobile Phone Browser
Poor Work Performance Blamed on Internet
Shanghai Boosts Development of Space Industry
Stressful Times Result in Hardier Boys
Spacecraft Skin 'Heals' Itself
Nerves Fraught After Exam Device Malfunction
Carbon Design Systems Establishes Japanese Subsidiary
New Super-Gun to be Tested in February
Europe Overtakes U.S. as Largest Computer Market
Darker Days in China as Sun Gets Dimmer
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BlackBerry Patent Appeal
South Korean High-Speed 'Net Users Reach 12.2 Million
CA Tech Sector Sees Sign of Comeback
EADS Space to Play Central Role in Galileo Sat Nav Test
Higher Education Fuels Stronger Belief in Ghosts
New Nanotube Theory Announced
Japan's Former IT Hero Arrested
Joel Harrison, W5ZN, Elected ARRL's 14th President
IEEE Group Approves 802.11n Draft
Millicom Contemplates Asset Sale
Sony Cuts 400 from U.S. TV Plant
NASA Pluto Probe uses Plutonium-Powered Generator
Format War Looms for New Wireless Standard
Japan Hits S. Korea's Hynix with 27.2% Tariff
U.K. & U of Bristol Reports Progress with Self-Healing Spacecraft
Iridium to Supply Communications for Ham Radio Antarctic "Dxpedition"
Google Stand Could be Good for Business
Shutdown "Imperative" in Face of Still-Unresolved BPL Interference, ARRL Says
First WiMAX-Certified Products Announced
China Issues Homegrown 3G Mobile Phone Standard
U.K. Study: Cell Phones Pose No Risk of Brain Cancer
Carbon Nanotube, Molecule Joined to Create New Transistor
Motorola Earnings up 102%
IEEE Confirms Next-Gen Wi-Fi Standard
Humans Hard-Wired for Geometry
Lockheed Martin Awarded $144M Navy Undersea Surveillance System Contract
Toward a Quantum Computer, One Dot at a Time
NASA Launches New Horizons Spacecraft to Pluto
U.S. to Open WiMAX Spectrum
RFID to Stay Hot in 2006
Ultrawideband Task Group Agrees to Disagree
Earth's Limited Supply of Metals Raises Concern
H-1B Visa Exemption Cap Reached
Sandia Researchers Seek Ways to Make Lithium-ion Batteries Work Longer & Safer
First Magnetic-Levitation Elevators to Debut by 2008
British Student's Million $$$ Pixel Site Targeted by Hackers
Losing Sleep Undoes Rejuvenating Effects New Learning Has on Brain
Study: Men Enjoy Seeing Bad People Suffer
Microjets May Transform Flying - SUVs in the Sky
Agilent Technologies Announces Plans to Expand EDA Product Portfolio
Internet Users Judge Web Sites in Less than a Blink
Applied Wave Research Claims "Radical" Enhancements to Tool Suite
NTP Suggests 30 Days Before BlackBerry Cutoff
Digital Universe Opens for Public Tryout
Evolving Needs of Warfare Spur MILSATCOM Demand
Liquid-Cooled Avionics Enclosure Dissipates 100 W per Slot
Google Surprisingly Popular in China
Microsoft Planning June Launch for Search-Result Ads (ala Google, Yahoo!)
Cloning Cult Offers Job to Disgraced Scientist
Nano-Size Battery to be Implanted in Eye to Power Artificial Retina
Agilent Technologies Announces Mobile WiMAX and 802.11n Design Exploration Libraries
Sell-Off Shuts Down Tokyo Stock Exchange
Websites Selling Your Cellphone Records for Just $100
Ultrawideband Group May Disband - UWB Anarchy
Motorola Invests in Home Nets Startup
Semiconductor Used to Generate Entangled Photons
SOI Market "Red Hot"
Pluto Probe Prepares for Launch
Maryland Judges to Get Crash Courses in Science
Internet Explorer 7 Will Flush Its History
Boeing Announces Largest Satellite Contract in 9 Years with Mobile Satellite Ventures
EU Reopens Software Patent Debate
Man Sets Rubik's Cube Record: 11.13 Seconds
High-Tc Junctions Show Promising Quantum Effects
Treasury Secretary Proposes Hybrid Car Tax Credit
Microsoft Planning June Launch for Search-Result Ads
EU Mulls Plan to Create Rival to MIT
NASA's Stardust Probe in 'Excellent' Condition upon Return to Earth
Army Ends Lockheed Contract for New Spy Plane
NASA Restructures Aeronautics Research
ARRL Presidential Election to Highlight ARRL Board of Directors Meeting
Mobile Phone Manufacturers Expect Slowdown
FCC Invites Comments on League's "Regulation by Bandwidth" Petition
Confab: Chips, China Good Investments
Tyco's $12B Electronics Biz to Split Off
U.S. Engineers Week Zeroes In on Youngsters
Success! Stardust Capsule Lands on Earth
Online Classes Popular on Campus as Well as Off
Photos Document Snowflake Variety
First Galileo Signals Transmitted by GIOVE-A
Surge in Sale of Disposable Cell Phones May Have Terror Link
U.S. Details Tax Breaks for Hybrid Cars
Microsoft Plans Launch of Search Ad System
Pentagon Funds Fuel Cell Research
U.S. Leads in IC Design - For Now
Tyco to Spin-Off Electronics Business in Breakup
Blackberry to Support Google's Mapping, IM Programs
Stardust Comet Probe Returning to Earth with Rare Samples
Entangled Photons Seen as Route to Secure Comms
Artificial Retina Battery Research Gets Funds
Industry Steps Toward 802.11n
Groups Set to Approve Next-Gen Wi-Fi Spec
Beam Weapons Almost Ready for Battle
Engineers Create New Mathematical Method
Scientists Drill Possibly World's Smallest Holes
Penn Predicts 20% Chip Market Growth for '06
Study: Nanotechnology Laws Behind Times
Wi-Fi Services in Asia to Reach Nearly $1.3 Billion in 2010
Companies Demonstrate 480 Mbps Bluetooth over WiMedia UWB
Nanorings May Lead to Magnetic RAM
Study: Teens Optimistic About Innovation
How Dangerous is Wikipedia?
Zensys Wins CNET Best of CES Award
Millennium Cell Receives $1.7 Million in 2006 Defense Bill for Hydrogen Battery
Agilent Technologies Ships Genesys 2005 RF & Microwave Design Software
Mobile Phone Revenues to Decline
China's President Details Technology Thrust
Raytheon Collects $500M in Pentagon Missile Orders
Study Raises Concerns About Nanotech Safety
Modest Semi Growth, Potential Upside Surprises for 2006
Batteries Shrinking Alongside Electronics
Magnetism Flicks Switch on 'Dark Excitons'
The New Defense Market
Public to Look for Dust Grains in Stardust Detectors - Ala SETI@home
Apple Shares Hit Record High on Intel News
European Tech Giants Craft Search Engine - Google Competitor
Another Israeli Fabless Chip Maker to List on Nasdaq
World Looks for North America for RFID for Strength
Nokia, Kyocera Resolve Patent Dispute
China Became Worlds Largest Chip Consumer in 2005
Companies Could Profit by Adopting Military Technology for Civilian Market
Solar Equipment Biz to Grow Tenfold
Motorola Drags Google, Kodak into Cell-Phone Business
NASA's Stardust Spacecraft to Return first Comet Samples to Earth
Consumer Confusion Could Dim Hopes of CES
Satellites Capture First-Ever Gravity Map of Tides Under Antarctic Ice
Hidden Companion to North Star Found
China Becomes Largest IC Market
Ultra Wideband Market Grows
EE Times' Predictions for 2006
Turn Down That Radio! Years of Loud Noise May Lead to Tumor
TriQuint Semiconductor and RFMW Announce Distribution Agreement
American Superconductor Designs Electric Motor for DD(X) Warship
NASA Had No Choice but to Buy Soyuz Flights - Pathetic
Navy Funds Research on Electric Rail Gun
Physicists Capture Small Numbers Of Atoms In Laser Traps
Tiny Crystals Promise Big Benefits for Solar Technologies
RFMW Announces Distribution Agreement with EMC Technology
Vista RF Signs New Sales Organization in France
Vista RF Announces New High Power Splitter-Combiners
A New Family of Self-Assembling Nanolattices
Outlook up for ICs, Equipment
China's Homegrown 3G Standard Ready for Network
IBM to Halt Contributions to Pension Plan
Municipal Wireless Boom Just Beginning
NG Shipsfirst Advanced Tech Microwave Sounder Flight Instrument to NASA
EDA Vendors Eye Consumer Market
Motorola Plans Cell-Phone Google Feature
Cell Phones Tied to Family Tension
Zensys Receives Investment for Z-Wave Technology
Nanocrystals Eyed as Solar Cell Material
Manufacturing Decline Could Slow U.S. Net-Centric Plans
Army will Fund Hybrid Vehicle Research in 2006
USA Online Sales of Handsets Double Previous Year
Microsoft Ships 'Emergency' WMF Patch
Broadcom Claims First Wi-Fi Video Phone Chipset
Apple Seen Among Top 3 Stock Picks for 2006
Spammer Gets $11 Billion Fine
Satellite Radio/MP3 Players Unveiled at CES
Missouri Researchers Find World's Largest Known Prime Number
EDA Stocks up on Nasdaq Surge
DoD Pushes Development of Superconducting Wire
CEA: No Slowdown in Consumer Electronics
Samsung Electronics' Market Value Tops $100B
Steady End Demand Predicted to Prompt 11% Semi Growth
Nokia Sees Surge in Bluetooth Phone Market
Sparks Will Fly at Vegas Electronics Tech Show
Motorola Unveils New Cellphone/BT/FM Music Radio Service
Google to Partner on Internet PC & Custom OS
Federal Spending on R&D Drops
iPod's Designer Receives National Honor
Spaceport Partners Get Down to Business
New Scientist: Science Holiday Round-Up
New Scientist: Technology Holiday Roundup
EE Times' Top 10 Stories for 2005
CONDOR's First Look at the Universe
LEDs Brighten the Future of Rural India
Online Shopping Hit New Highs in 2005
Google Gets Sued Over Talk Service
Dim Outlook Seen for Solar Energy in '06
Samsung Takes Lead in T-DMB Phone Race
How to Use Your Extra Leap Second of Existence
Top Tech Stories and Predictions for 2005, 2006
"E-Cycling" Puts New Life in Electronic Junk
Men, Women Use Web for Different Purposes
NASA's Spirit and Opportunity Still Probing Mars After Two Years
Annual Gadget Show is Biggest Ever
USMC Increases Ceiling on HF Radio Contract with Harris from $75M to $586M
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