Technical Headline News Archive - February 2008

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Taliban Blow Up Afghan Phone Tower

Scientists Measure Force Required to Move Individual Atoms

OFCNFOEC: The Increasing Demand for Bandwidth

TELUS Completes $100M Broadband Rollout in Western Canada

High-Tech Insulator Created from Rice Husks

CDMA Worldwide Subscriber Base Reaches 431M

Magnetic Atoms of Gold, Silver and Copper Have Been Obtained

Chip Execs Expect Growth, Profit Volatility

EU's DOTFIVE Project to Boost SiGe HBTs from 300 GHz to 0.5 THz

The 2007 Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance Survey

Data Transmission Reaches 16.4 Tbps Over 1,500 Miles

U.S., Canada Seize $76M in Fake Cisco Hardware

China to Carry Out First Spacewalk in Late 2008

Harvard Scholars to Explore Net Safety

Pentagon Hoping No Sore Losers in Aircraft Bid

NASA Chief Warns of Possible Job Cuts at End of Shuttle Program

Students Slow to Embrace Text Alerts


ETSI Pushes Standards for NFC with Mobiles

SOHO to Give Early Warning of Radiation Storms that Disrupt Communications

ARRL, FCC, DoD Review New Developments in PAVE PAWS Interference Mitigation

USPTO Director Testifies in House Subcommittee Oversight Hearing

Sprint Nextel Losses Nearly $30 Billion in Q4

New Electrodes May Provide Safer, More Powerful Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Batteries

NASA to Smash Moon With Double Sledgehammer

Embedded World - Showcasing Embedded Electronics

Sun to Guide IC Curriculum Development for China’s Universities

Criminals Find Easy Way to Crack Chip and PIN Security on Bank Cards

Motorola's Handset Woes Continue

AXT Grows 31% as SI GaAs Market Share Passes 20%

U.S. House Panel Questions DoD Spending Estimates

iPhones for Freshmen at ACU

U.S., Czech on Cusp of Missile Shield Deal

Arctic 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens Doors for 100 Million Seeds

The End of an Era - Polaroid To Stop Making Instant Film


Silicon Valley Losing Its Middle Class

500 kHz Distance Record Broken Again

Computer Spying Unconstitutional in Germany

USAF Seeks 'Battlespace Infosphere'

O2 Faces Sanction Over Failure to Meet 3G Coverage Requirements

Temperature Monitors Report Wide-Scale Global Cooling

NASA Adds Technologies Web Feature

NICTA’s New Chip Promises True Wireless Revolution

Sci-Fi Tech Toys & Gadgets

Chinese Online Auction Site to Offer Wireless Service

With Chip Hopes Fading, India Looks to Systems Manufacturing

2007 Not a Brilliant Year for European Components Distribution

Cal Test's Mini Passive Voltage Probes Work at 500 MHz

Special Coating Greatly Improves Solar Cell Performance

Europe Sets a Course for the ISS

EU Fines Microsoft Record $1.35 Billion

Crystal Bells Stay Silent as Physicists Look for Dark Matter

Expert: Robots Used for War Are Threat to Humanity


New Study Confirms That Living Tissue is Affected by Mobile Phone Radiation

Hackers Decrypt Computer by Freezing (literally) Memory Chips

UK Spectrum Goes for a Song

Tightened Power-Efficiency Regulations Force Power Supplies to Keep Up

Tech Firms Paid Lobbyist $500,000

Siemens to Refocus Telecom Equipment Unit on Software Solutions

Directed Self-Ordering of Organic Molecules for Electronic Devices

Group With Google Building Underwater Pacific Cable

FCC Says Will Act on Web Neutrality if Needed

Security System Calls Your Cell

Pakistan Causes Worldwide YouTube Outage

Exclusive iPhone Deal Could Be Illegal in Australia

Snow Cover Over N. America, Siberia, Mongolia, China Greater Greatest Since 1966

ARRL Field Day 2008 Webpage Up

U.S. Certifies Satellite Shoot-Down as a Success

Move Over Wii, Here Comes HP's GPS-Based Platform

North American Army Created w/o OK by Congress


Nokia Shows Off Nanotech Mobile Phone Concept

Taliban Threaten Phone Companies

Silicon Carbide Ready for Prime Time

Thousands of Jobs Under threat at Siemens Telecoms Unit

From Tips to Clicks: Restaurants Try eMenus

Electron Gets Film Debut in First-ever Video of Its Kind

IMEC Claims Record 24.7% Efficiency for Single-Junction GaAs-on-Ge Solar Cell

Nanoparticles Could Make Hydrogen Cheaper Than Gasoline

New Submarine Communications Technology Underway

Astronomy Technology Brings Nanoparticle Probes into Sharper Focus

100,000 SMSs Sent to Order Taxi Cabs in London

Internet Users in the Philippines to Reach 24M This Year

Airports, Borders Drive Security Technology Spending in Asia Pacific

Pakistan Blocks YouTube for 'Blasphemous' Content

Need to Spy on Employees?

Internet Ads Up 25% in 2007

'Cult of Death' Hackers Use Google to Find Website Vulnerabilities


New Electron Microscope Identifies Individual Color-Coded Atoms

Hobbyists Track Secret Orbits of Spy Satellites

US, EU Crack Down on Counterfeit Components

Japan Successfully Launches High-Speed Internet Satellite

Flawless Data Reception for Internet and Other Fiber-Based Telecommunications


EU Wants RFID Tags Turned Off

BBC Apologises Over Wi-Fi Safety Scare TV Show

TriQuint Faces Dip in Q1 After Record 2007

Techie Law Professor Could Be Your Next Congressman

ARRL Homebrew Challenge Winners Announced

IBM Unveils Atomic Memory Advance

U.S. Telecom Growth Seen Slower than Global Industry

RFID and the University of Washington's Human Tracking Pilot

North American Semi Equipment January Book-to-Bill Reflects Reduction in Capital Spending

BMW Shows How Electronics Improve Fuel Effectiveness

China Nearing Final Touches on Telecoms Makeover

BAE Systems Had 45% Profit Slump in 2007

Private Race to the Moon (and Money) Takes Off

Intel Chair Says No Chance to Reply Before EU Raid

Secure Internet Transactions at Internet Cafes Possible with Tiny Security Device

Gates Sees Diminished Role for Keyboards

Computers Stumped by Apostrophes in Names

Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of 2008


A Direct Hit on the First Shot!!!

Warning Given to 'Techno Addicts'

Boeing Wins $49M Air Force Contract to Develop Advanced Laser

3Com's U.S. Roadblock Seen Deterring China Investors

ARRL Handbook Designated a "Must-Have" for Broadcast Industry

FCC Ordered to Study Bird-Tower Collisions

'NMR on a Chip' Features NIST Magnetic Mini-Sensor

2009 Defense Budget Plan a Crowd Pleaser For Now

Cobra Creates First Bluetooth CB Radio

Kansas Hams Working to Get Antenna Bill Passed

Nominees Sought by USPTO for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Record Growth in Sales of GPS Tracking Devices to Police

Shuttle Launch Postponed Due to ET Delays and Solar Energy Shortage

Mind-Reading Headsets to Be Released

Electronic Taster Has a Nose for Coffee

Chinese Youth Push Political Expression Online


ETSI Sounds Out Reconfigurable Radios

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight at 10:00 pm EDT

Vubiq Announces Availability of World’s First 60 GHz Integrated Radio on a Chip – Smaller Than a Dime

Virginia Tech Grad Creates Gravity-Powered Floor Lamp

Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely in Florida

ACMA Set to Transform Spectrum Management in Australia

U.S. Not Set up to Trace Nuclear Terrorist Device in Aftermath

Internet Censorship Won't Succeed Says Bill Gates

Harris Provides Tactical Radios to Brunei MoD

U.S. Navy Could Try Sat Shoot-Down Today

How Satellite Shoot-Down Will Work

YouTube Brings Life, Weirdness to Spain Election

How Technology Makes Your Children Dim

63% of Americans Use Roughly the Same Password for Different Online Accounts


Navy to Shoot Down Failed Satellite Thursday

Investor Coalition Pledges $10B for 'Cleantech'

How to Hack Into a Boeing 787

Solar Cell Directly Splits Water to Produce Recoverable Hydrogen

Innovation Challenge Grant Competition Sponsored by Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Motorola and RIM Sue Each Other

Laser Beam Believed to Set Record for Intensity

The Home Base Station: Too Much of a Hard Cell?

Semiconductor Firm Makes PyroElectic Detectors

Atlantis Leaves Space Station After Making it More European

Polish Police Use Jamming Kit to Block Protesters Phones

Wall St. Banks Confront a String of Multi-$B Write-Downs

Amateurs Visiting Australia May Operate Under Class License

Microsoft Giving Away Developer Software to Students

LED Market Growth to Accelerate to 12% in 2008

High-Pitched Teen Deterrents to be Installed in Australia

Over 400,000 IPhones Reported in Use in China


MIT to Lead Development of New Radio Telescope Array on Lunar Farside

India's Fab City Investment to Top $7B as Focus Moves to Solar

HDTV Coupons Are in the Mail (my tax dollars at work again)

Toshiba Signals Retreat in High Def DVD Wars

Nanotube Wires Made to Operate At Speed of Commercial Chips

Electronic Component Orders Dip in January, but Outlook Still Bright

DoD RFID II Contract Extended by a year; Spending Ceiling Raised by $60M

NAB Wants National-Only Rule for Satellite Radio

Colombia, Jamaica Linked by Underwater Fiber Optic Cable

Big Science's Big Day Coming

Sharp, Tokyo Electron to Tie Up on Solar Cells

"Rock-Bottom" Mobile TV Companies Looking Up

Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Nanowire Fashions for Spring

Silicon Wafer Costs Have Bigger Impact on Solar Apps

Britain Considers Manned Space Missions

10 Things the Next President Should Do About IT

Worldwide Hunt to Solve the Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Russia Becomes Malware Czar


Superconducting Breakthrough: Better Understanding Could Bring 'Endless Applications'

China's Telecoms Hit Hard by Recent Storms

Winners, Losers in Digital TV Transition

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Cancer

Is the Party Over in China? Massive Unemployment Looms


U.S. to Shoot Down Crippled Satellite

Imperial College Makes Terahertz Advance

GPS for the Prostate: System Keeps Radiation Therapy on Target

Motorola's Decline Seen as Cautionary Tale

Wireless Monitoring of People and Things: Future of Social Networking?

Brit Robots to Put Phone Mast on Moon

Hittite Continues Growth, but Profit Falls Short

WENR to Launch First Surveillance  Airship in March

Vietnam's First Satellite Ready for Launch

Chartered Buys Hitachi Fab in Singapore

WiFi Coming to Trains in India

Nanofibers in Unlimited Lengths Now Available

Wireless Entrepreneurs are 'Connecting the Unconnected'

Graphene Holds Promise For Spintronics

MySpace Could Merge with Yahoo! to Scupper Microsoft’s Takeover Bid

Bluetooth for Ham and 2-Way Radio

Cell Phone-Cancer Link Claimed by Israeli Scientist

Regular Cellphone Use May Affect Male Semen Quantity (it was only a matter of time)

Two New Exoplanets Discovered


Panel Set to Identify Engineering 'Grand Challenges'

HP Settles Journalist Spying Lawsuits

Combo Wi-Fi-WiMax Technology Gains Ground

Intel Sees $10B Mobile Web Chip Market

E-mail Addresses Changing Design of Japanese Business Cards

Anadigics' Record Sales Boosted by 3G and WLAN/WiMAX

Mobile Industry Sees New Security Risks

Mobile Search Proves Invaluable During Airport Strikes

STS-122 Spacewalkers Complete 6-hr 45-min Mission

Carbon Capture Strategy Could Lead to Emission-Free Cars

House Bill Bars ISPs from Controlling Internet Content, Traffic

Japan Delays High-Speed Internet Satellite

A Radio in Every Portable within 5 Years

Use of Rogue DNS Servers on Rise (RF Cafe immune due to new service)

Shear Ingenuity: Tweaking the Conductivity of Nanotube Composites

Swiss Car Lets Motorists Drive Underwater

DOJ Requires Clear Channel to Divest in Four Markets to Complete Buyout


Lockheed Wins FBI Contract Potentially Worth $1B

ST Readies Integrated SoC for Near Field Communications (NFC) Applications

Disney Revives 'House of the Future'

Fortress Europe Prepares Sci-Fi Borders

Gearing Up for World's Largest Rocket Contest

Major Yahoo Investor Urges Microsoft to Raise Offer

Woman Sues Best Buy for $54M Lost Laptop

EU Columbus Module Installed in New Home on ISS

Service Outage Gives BlackBerry a Black Eye

Barely 1/3 of Consumers Would Accept a Femtocell in Their House

Users Face Being Cut Off from the Internet for Downloading Films and Music Illegally

Communications, Networking Holds Great Potential in Defense Industry

Nanosieves Save Energy in Biofuel Production

Under Secretary of Commerce Announces FY 2009 Budget Proposal for USPTO

U.S. Could Place Another Anti-Missile Radar System in Europe

HP and Qualcomm to Deliver Options for Worldwide Internet Access

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed into Embryonic Stem Cells


BlackBerry Outage Frustrates Users Again

EU Conducts Antitrust Raid on Intel, Retailers

DoD Analyst, Former Boeing Employee, 2 Chinese Immigrants, Arrested in Two Spy Cases

Motorola Promotes WiMax Ecosystem

GM Posts Largest-Ever $38.7B Annual Loss, Offers Buyouts to 74,000 Workers

Microsoft Scrambles to Explain Prototype 'White Space' Device Failure

U.S. Air Force Chief Unveils Plans for Next 20 Years

Google's Android Prototypes Struggle to Compete with Nokia

Cray to Upgrade Sandia Red Storm Supercomputer to 284 Teraflops

Next-Generation Music: Deepening the Musical Experience

Arrow Acquires Defense, Aerospace Component Distributor

Bad Breath? Your Phone Can Tell You!

New Hybrid Vehicle Given Its First Test Drive in the Ocean

Lawyer Sentenced in Scheme Involving Class-Action Lawsuits (finally, some good news)

Scientists Develop 'Gecko-Foot' Adhesive

Senate Heads Toward Approval of Phone Immunity

UK P2P Clampdown to Fuel Wi-Fi Hijacking


Injured NJ Policeman Makes History as First to Have Medical History Read by RFID Implant

NFL Awards Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer Contract

Bluetooth to Piggyback on Wi-Fi

ITT Wins $18M Navy Radar System Upgrade Award

Why >182,420 Mobile Subscribers a Day Left Service Providers

Nokia to Launch Touchscreen Cellphones Later This Year

Shuttle Atlantis Docks with Space Station

Field Day 2008 Rules and Forms Now Available

'T-ray' Breakthrough Signals Next Generation of Security Sensors

EU Emergency Phone Number Rings No Bells with Citizens

N. Korea Suspected of Misusing Oil Aid for Military Trainings

Wholesale Price of GPS-Enabled Handsets to Fall Under $200 by 2010

Broadcom Puts LiMo Linux in Mobile Handsets

Yahoo Formally Rejects Microsoft Offer

Wireless Industry Meets in Barcelona

Rubik's Cube in Center of Earth? Computer Simulations Support New Model of Earth's Core

Hospitals Install 'Wii'habilitation Gear


UMass Student Invents Bicycle Helmet That Calls 911 When Rider is Down

U.S. Government Increasing Commitment to Semiconductor Research

Sick Astronaut Delays First Atlantis Spacewalk

Audit: 39% of Mobile Calls Don’t Meet Minimum Voice-Quality Standard

Organic Solar Cells: Electricity from a Thin Film

Volvo's Crash-Resistant Car with Laser-Controlled Brakes


Clearing the Air About Traveling with Batteries

Woman Shoots Others, Self at Louisiana Technical College

ARM Google Phone Platform Demo Due Monday

Hybrid Electric Vehicles Not as Green as They are Painted, Analysts Contend

Sun's 'Disturbingly Quiet' Cycle Prompts Fear of Global Cooling

Rohde & Schwarz Appoints New President and COO

Electronic Manufacturing Capacity to See Global Rebalancing

European Roadmap for Photonics and Nanotechnologies

France's President Sarkozy Sues Over Fake SMS

Chinese Cell Phone Shipments Expected to Slow

Microsoft Shatters $900 Million Global Software Piracy Ring

NEC Reconfigures Analogue Baseband IC for Software Defined Radio

Patent Court Affirms Kodak Digital Imaging Win over Ampex

Human Dynamo: How Energy from Your Knees Could Power an iPod

Organic Solar Cells: Electricity from a Thin Film

ISSCC: Engineers Should Seek 'Design for Environment'

First Chevrolet Vehicle to Offer XM NavTraffic Service


Graphene May be Best Conductor Ever

Watch the Space Shuttle Launch Live 2:45 pm EST

ISSCC Shrinks 11n, Wimax and Bluetooth

Rewritable Holograms Could Appear in Mobile Phones

Intel, ST Claim Phase Change Memory Prototypes

64-bit RFID Tag Could Replace Bar Codes

European Operators Slash Mobile Data Roaming Rates


Fujitsu Presents First 77 GHz CMOS-Based PA

"Source" Disavows Inflated NTIA BPL Figure

Robot Pumps Gas at Dutch Filling Station

Rugged SIM Cards for Rough Conditions

Harris Corp. to Provide American Forces Network with Broadcast Communications System

NASA Plans to Launch up to Six Space Shuttles in 2008

Single-Molecule Sensing Breakthrough: Optical and Electronic Measurements Made Simultaneously

Key to Fusion Power May be Found in Space

Ultralife Receives $4.4M in Military Battery Orders

Ticket Scalpers Thrive in China's Frozen Transport Chaos

$1M Adds a Letter "S" to an Internet Address


Commerce Department Slams Patent Reform Effort

Wireless Front End Remains an Integration Challenge

New Way to Kill Viruses: Shake Them to Death with a Laser

Teardown TV - Product Teardowns Come to a Screen Near You

South Dakota Warns About Unexpected Bills for Ringtone

National Semi Lowers Sales Outlook on Wireless Shortfall

Fewer Than One in 10 U.S. Consumers Recycled Their Old Mobile Handsets in Q4

DoD 2009 Spending to Top $651B

Atlantis Launch Countdown Begins

BAE Systems Wins $15M Sensor Contract with USAF

TV Migrates to Cell Phones

Nanotechnology: Entirely New Way of Storing Gas Created

Son of Concorde: New Hypersonic Airliner

Women Take Almost 50% More Short-term Sick Leave than Men

Bush Sets Out 2.9% Rise in Space Budget

Consortiums Compete to Build World's Biggest Telescope


Researchers Report Breakthrough for Inkjet Printed Circuits

Government Crackdown on Staff BlackBerry Usage

Campaign Coffers Light on Tech Contributions

NTIA Report on Broadband in America 2007 Inflates BPL Figures

Energy-Efficient Microchip Could Result in Cell Phones Staying Charged 10x as Long, Self-Charging Electronics

Freescale to Pay $100M for SigmaTel

Price Wars Cost the Semiconductor Industry $23B in Lost Revenues

Industry Could Pay in Advance for University IP

Iran Launches Research Rocket, Unveils Space Center

Scientists Stabilize Platinum Electrocatalysts for Use in Fuel Cells

4th Telecom Cable Taken Out in the Middle East

Mobile Phones, Coffee Found Unlikely to Cause Cancer


Researchers Create Gold Aluminum, Black Platinum, Blue Silver Using Tabletop Laser

Wireless Phone Headsets Insecure

Third Undersea Internet Cable Damaged in Mideast

Daytime Nap Can Benefit a Person's Memory Performance

Whale-Shaped Floating Hotel Set for Flight


Ericsson May Lay Off up to 4,000 Workers

India Internet Capacity at 80% After Cables Break

Repair Ship to Start Work on Severed Undersea Cables Next Week

Motorola Considering Separation of Mobile Devices Unit

With a Jolt, 'Nanonails' Go from Repellent to Wettable

MEMS Mix up the Silicon

RFMD Loss Follows Dip in China GSM/GPRS Demand

Bids Top Minimum Set in U.S. Auction of Key Airwaves

Airwaves Auction Collects Record $15.6B

Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo

Asustek Pushes 'Eee' Linux Desktop PCs

Dell Closes Edmonton Call Center, 900 Jobs Lost

Navy Tests High-Powered Electromagnetic Railgun

Norsat Awarded $1.1M in Irish Department of Defence Contracts

Columbus Set for February 7 Launch Aboard Atlantis Shuttle

This is Your Pilot Speaking... and Crying and Swearing, and Demanding to Talk to God!

French Army Chief Raps Equipment Cuts

Winter Freeze Sends Shockwaves Through China as Cash and More Run Short