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Technical Headline News Archive - February 2009

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Trapped Motorist Triggers Nationwide LG Handset Recall

Keithley Discontinuing Test Product Line, 6% Layoffs

Power Line Communication Sees Increasing Interest for Smart Grid

GaAs Device Market Consolidates on Top 3 after 9% Growth in 2008

Scientists Control Plasma Bullets

Study into Mobile Phone Health Risks for Adolescents

WiMAX Faces Competition from HSPA, Not LTE

Smoldering Bolds: New BlackBerry Gets Yanked from Shelves Again

Single Polymer Chains as Molecular Wires

'Realistic' Robot Einstein Causes Reactions

Raytheon to Produce GPS Navigation Anti-Jamming GPS Antenna System

Mobile WiMAX Market Up 5% in 4Q08; Cisco, Huawei Begin Challenging Market Leaders

First Solar Breaks Solar Energy's $1/Watt Barrier

Flexible Screens Get Touchy-Feely

NASA's Chief Climate Scientist Stirs Controversy with Call for Civil Disobedience (Government official now calling for riots?)

ESA Names Crew for Mars 'Mission'

DOD Acquires 5 Supercomputers

Maxim Offers Online Simulation for Power-Management Design

Bosch Earns Fast ROI from RFID

EC Gives Green Light to French Solar Energy Project

New Launch Date Set for Discovery

Arsonists Torch Berlin Porsches, BMWs on Economic Woe


More Flock to Job Sites... Even if They Currently Have Jobs

Self-Programming Hybrid Memristor/Transistor Circuit Could Continue Moore's Law

Semi Revenue to Decline 20% in 2009, 3 Research Houses Predict

Verizon Wireless' Florida Network Ready for Waves of Spring Breakers

Young, Wealthy - and Going Wireless

New Army Field Manual Deals with Electronic Warfare

Professor, Wife Accused of Defrauding NASA of Hundreds of Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars

Growth Back on Track As China Telecom Records First Gain

Bosch Earns Fast ROI from RFID

Sandel, FreeFlight Systems Collaborate on HTAWS with Radar Altimeters

Mitsubishi Takes Stake in Cambridge-Based RF Power Start-Up

Cable TV Companies Nervously Embrace Web

Radio Amateurs of Canada Elect New President

Bartering Booms During Economic Tough Times

Mathematical 'Snowfakes' Mimic Nature, Advance Science

Random Antenna Arrays Boost Emergency Communications

Government Commits to Open Source Procurement

Scientists Mull Future after Carbon Satellite Crash

U.S. Retail Auto Sales Fall Nearly 38% in February

Windows 7 Coming as Soon as September

Internet Savvy VP Asks for a Website's "Number"


Spansion Cuts 3,000 Jobs to Save $225M (a contraction at Spansion)

IEEE Standards Association to Build Awareness of Patent Pools

Western European Mobile Phone Market Now in Recession

Army Gets Help with Scientific Research Program

Nokia Seeks 1,000 Voluntary Layoffs

Hybrid Tag Includes Active RFID, GPS, Satellite and Sensors

TR10: Nanowire Racetrack Memory

Nokia Siemens Wins $1.11B Worth China Deals

Boy Scouts Updates Radio Merit Badge Requirements

Gravitational Lensing: Astronomers Harness Einstein’s Telescope

Learn Math by Gesturing

NPL and Cranfield Become European Piezo Design Centres

Cable Companies Look for a Win with Online TV

Scientists Prove Graphene's Edge Structure Affects Electronic Properties

'Doomsday Machine' Suddenly Has American Rival

British Lord Jailed over Fatal Road Accident After Sending Text Messages

N. Korea Preparing to Launch Satellite: State Media

Scientists Build Computer Model for Snowflakes

Chips with Everything

New Plasma Thruster Powers a Coke Can Rocket—and Could Power Satellites

Confirmed: MS Office 14 Delayed Until 2010

Franchising Heats Up as Economy Cools Down


Nevada Bill Would Outlaw Some RFID Security Research

Micron Tech to Cut up to 2,000 More Jobs in Idaho

Foreign Secretary Sees Need to Invest in R&D in a Downturn

Navy to Get Help Analyzing New Technologies

EU to Oblige Microsoft to Offer Competitors' Browsers (will they require Volvos sold there to offer Chevy engines?)

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009

Nokia Offers Unpaid Leave to Staff to Avoid Compulsory Redundancies

Competing Colliders in Friendly Race to Find Elusive Particle

Find out Where TV's 'White Spaces' Are

Vodafone Announces 500 Job Cuts in the UK

Carbon Nanotubes can be Separated, Says Oxford Team

Eight Years in Orbit for Swedish Research Satellite

Need for Speed: A History of Overclocking

Rocket with NASA Global Warming Satellite Crashes

'Smart' Parking Meters Catching on Across U.S.

2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000

Microsoft: Laid-Off Can Keep Extra Pay After All (how is that fair to those who did not get the mistaken extra?)

Gmail Service Outage Points to a Hole in the Cloud

Top-Secret Navy Vessel Needs a Home

North Korea Prepares Long-Range Missile Launch

Two-Tailed Comet Lulin Makes Closest Approach to Earth Today


Man Shoots TV over Converter Confusion

Recession to Wreak Havoc on Semiconductor Sales

Survey: Axed Employees Often Walk Out with Corporate Data

Secrets Behind High Temperature Superconductors Revealed

50 Mbps Comcast Network to Be 65% Complete this Year

EU Implements Energy Regulations for Electrical, Electronic Equipment

NASA Defers Setting Next Shuttle Launch Date

Non-Polar InGaN Lasers Near Green Light

Fermilab, European Accelerator Race for Glory

Fingerprint Recognition Makes NFC Secure

Nokia/Qualcomm and the 'New' Wireless Landscape

The Great Trash Heap in the Sky

Americans Watch Yet More TV, Nielsen Reports

Cheap Hydrogen from Scraps - No Pt Required

"Hidden Order Mystery in Materials Science Solved

Microsoft Seeks to Elevate Nation's Tech Skills

Vodafone to Cut Hundreds of UK Jobs

Survey Finds: 17% of Shoppers Spent Over $100 on Mobile Apps in 2008

Atomic-Sized One-Stop Shop for Nanoelectronics Created

"Task Force on the Auto Industry" Drive Mostly Non-American-Made Vehicles

Report Reveals Potential for Wireless Communications in Factory Automation

Experiment Simulates Astrophysical Particle Emission


Graphene's Edge Structure Affects Electronic Properties, University Proves

New Silver-Based Nanoparticle Ink Could Lead to Better Flexible, Printed Electronics

Arctic Ice Mass the Size of California Not Missing after All - Satellite Sensor Error (somebody break the bad news to AlGore)

Proposed Law Might Make Wi-Fi Users Help Cops

Intel Denies Problem with Solid State Drives


Tech Salaries Increasing, Despite Economy

Atomic-Sized One-Stop Shop for Nanoelectronics Created

Cyberspace Defense Requires Broader Planning

LG Shows Off Phone with Transparent Keyboard

Sophisticated Nano-Structures Assembled with Magnets

Chinese Handset Production Growth Down to Single Figures

Light Instead of Current: Activation of Neurons with Light by Means of Semiconductor Photoelectrodes

John Kanzius, K3TUP, RF Cancer Cure Investigator, Dies (he is the flaming water guy)

A Cheaper Solar Concentrator

Fermi Telescope Sees Most Extreme Gamma-Ray Blast Yet

States Agree to Hg Treaty Talks (I remember my elementary school teacher handing us blobs of Hg to play with)

U.S. Broadband Stimulus Likely to Aid Smaller Firms

Eclipse Seen by Moon Probe as Earth Blocks Sun

Skylon Spaceplane Gets Cash Boost

Beijing Blanketed by Snow after China Seeds Clouds to Beat Drought

250 DVDs on a Quarter: New Method of Self-Assembling Nanoscale Elements Could Transform Data Storage

EU €9.2M Research Project Combines Diamond and GaN

Cops Clock Man Driving 137 mph in '93 Honda Civic

Senator to Force Vote on Fairness Doctrine


New Service Unmasks Blocked Cell Phone Call Numbers

SEMI Announces Five New Technical Standards

Study Sounds Warning on R&D Expenditure in Europe

Researchers Develop Power-Storing Passive RFID Tags

Sprint Nextel Reports Loss of 1.3M Customers in Q4 '08

Climbing into Space by the Rope (aka the space elevator)

Hams in Australia Assist with Massive Brushfires

Online Jobsites Flooded with CVs (resumes)

Russia's Telecom Sector to Undergo Critical Changes

Nonstop Parties, Patent Trolls and Members Choice Awards

Is the U.S. Ready for a Major Cyber Emergency?

EU to Phase Out Traditional Light Bulbs by 2012

New Imaging Technique Reveals Atomic Structure of Nanocrystals

San Francisco Launches Several Electric Auto Recharge Stations

EU Mergers and Takeovers

What a Mess! Experts Ponder Space Junk Problem

Mechanical Engineers Rock Out on Guitars They Construct Themselves

Judge Knocks the Thunder Out of 'Vista-Capable' Class-Action Suit

Metal Falls from Sky, Crashes into NJ Business

Stimulus Saves Microsoft Billionaire Allen Hundreds of Millions (so much for change)

Senator Feinstein Leaks Existence of Highly Classified Predator Base in Pakistan


New Tech Start-Ups Can Rise from the Economy's Ashes

MWC: Seeking U.S., European Harmony on 700 MHz

Nokia 3G Deals with Qualcomm, Broadcom Could Hurt TI

Moversa Debuts Universal NFC Chip

FCC White Space Device Rules to Take Effect Next Month

Plugging in Molecular Wires to Capture Light Energy

Verizon Announces LTE Deployment Plans - Going Live in 2010

CSR Bets on Mobile GPS Upturn

17 Mobile Companies Adopt Micro USB Standard

Hams Can Still Help with Digital TV (DTV) Conversion

Over 177 Million Internet Domains Registered

Was Einstein Wrong?: A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity

Cellular Modem Shipments Exceeded 35 Million in 2008

Science Funding Survives Stimulus Cuts

High-Definition Video Over Wi-Fi

Strange Green Comet Passing by Earth Next Week

Liberty to Bail Out SIRIUS XM Radio

Stealthier Mac Attacks

Geek Chic Gatherings for Technology Loving Women


Superconductivity: The New High Critical Temperature Superconductors

Engineers Tune a Nanoscale Grating Structure to Trap and Release a Variety of Light Waves

Nokia to Buy Chips from Qualcomm

GSMA Mobile World Congress Puts Near Field Comms (NFC) in Spotlight

Recession Could Lengthen the Twilight of Dial-Up

New Plasma Transistor Could Create Sharper Displays

Northrop Grumman Team Completes GPS OCX System Design Review

Vodafone Shows Off Latest "Google Phone"

EU President Sees Progress over Telecom Stalemate

Japan Unveils New Space Rocket, Hoping to Boost Prestige

Stimulus Big Winner: Battery Manufacturing

Universal Cell Phone Chargers Coming Soon

New Tech Start-Ups Can Rise from the Economy's Ashes

Can Mobile Phones Finally Replace Point-and-Shoot Cameras?

The Problem of Space Junk

Violence is Common at the Workplace

Now They're Going Too Far: Outrage Brewing over Proposed 1,900% Beer Tax Hike


IEEE to Form Balloting Group on BPL EMC Standard

ESA Hopes to Clean Up Space Junk

LG Chooses WiMo for Smartphones

FCC Publishes Its Rule Review Plan for 2009

Ofcom Digital Dividend: Cognitive Access

Raytheon Wins Contract to Develop Next-Generation Jammer Technology

Scientists Prove Graphene's Edge Structure Affects Electronic Properties

Casinos are Warned About Card-Counting iPhone App

UK Consumer Tech Prices Start to Rocket

New Silver-Based Ink Has Applications in Electronics

Lost in Space: 8 Weird Pieces of Space Junk

NXP Borrows Another $200M

Carbon Nanotube Avalanche Process Nearly Doubles Current

First-Ever India RFID Pavilion to Debut at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009

Sprint Announces Aggressive Phone-Recycling Plans

Weekend Fireball in Daytime Sky Was Not Falling Satellite Parts

GM Europe Unions Seek Spin-Off of Opel, Saab


NASA Again Postpones Discovery Launch

Flared Pin Fin Heat Sinks Provide Unparalleled Cooling Power

Novel Quantum Effect, Quantum Spin Hall Effect, Directly Observed and Explained

Butterfly Effect Benefits Photovoltaics

Tiny LEDs, New Method of Producing PCBs Among Innovative Technologies

Europe's Economic Slump Deeper than Expected

Hamsters on Treadmills Provide Electricity Through Use of Nanogenerators

EU Lays Out Voluntary Space Code

Spammers Break Hotmail's CAPTCHA Yet Again


Changes to ROHS Coming

ST-NXP Wireless Changes Name to ST-Ericsson, 85% of Employees in R&D

Pentagon Faces Long-Term Budget Woes

Ofcom Plans Spectrum Auction in 3G Shake-Up

Samsung Shows Off Solar Powered Touch-Screen Phone

IEEE Approves 1902.1 Standard for Wireless Visibility Networks

New Refrigeration System Based on Magnetics Are More Economical and Quieter

Nortel Completes LTE-TDD Wireless Demo in China

Broadcom Combo Chip Solution Integrates Bluetooth, GPS and FM Radios

Novel Quantum Effect, Quantum Spin Hall Effect, Directly Observed and Explained

British Aerospace Leads Team to Consolidate U.S. Navy Computer Network

FCC Tells 1/4 of Requesting TV Stations They Can't Switch on Feb. 17

Test Study Finds 3G Reliability Faults

Telecom Industry Faces Test at Mobile World Congress

Qualcomm Targets Sub-$150 Smartphones with Lower Cost Chipset

Favorite Passwords: "1234" and "password" (hard to believe this is still the case)

Global Economy Hits U.S. Broadband Uptake Hardest

A Better Way to Make Nano Stuff

Satellite Collision Puts Hubble at Risk

Note to Cell Phone Junkies: txtng + date = :(

World Stocks Sag on Concerns about Obama Plans


Expired Russian Cosmos Satellite Collides with Active Iridium Satellite

Applied Materials Layoffs Reach 2000, End-Market Deterioration

67 Computers Missing from Nuclear Weapons Lab

Scientists Discover Material Harder Than Diamond

Mexico to Fingerprint Phone Users in Crime Fight

Southwest Airlines In-Flight Wi-Fi Test Begins

Major Foundries Report Declines, Analysts Expect Q2/Q3 Pick-Up

New High Frequency Amplifier Harnesses Millimeter Waves in Silicon for Fast Wireless

ST Plans Mobile Assault with Ericsson Venture

Broadband Tax Credit Cut from Stimulus Bill (of course the "real" stuff is all still there)

South Korean W-CDMA Base Exceeds EV-DO in 4th Quarter

Engineers Revolutionize Nano-Device Fabrication Using Amorphous Metals

Get Ready for the 2009 ARRL International CW DX Contest

Tesla Motors to Show Off Electric Sedan Next Month

Micron's Highest Density Multi-Chip Package for High-End Mobile Phones

Mobile Congress to Debate Benefits of Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Sirius XM Radio May File for Bankruptcy

Biggest Solar Deal Ever Announced — We're Talking Gigawatts


Ericsson to Demo 42 Mbps Mobile Data Downloads

NIST Discovers Material for Improving Magnetic Sensors

Qualcomm Adds Support for NFC Technology to Chipsets

National Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Chip Technology

Groups Team for NFC Enabled Phone Designs

Nokia to Close R&D Site - Cut Handset Production at Factory

'Safer Internet Day' Observed Internationally

Intel Announces $7B Investment Plan in America

Harris Radio Demonstrates High-Capacity Airborne Communications During CAPSTONE II

Scientists Control the Spin of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Shell States

Emcore's Growth in PVs Tempers Optical Communications Slump

Organic RFID Breakthroughs Detailed

IEEE Takes the Initiative on Sustainability

GSMA Claims 4 Billionth Mobile Phone Connection

Hybrids Powered by Air

Silicon Wafer Shipments Declined in 2008

$300M in Stimulus Package for Green Golf Carts

U.K. Teenagers Average 31 Hours per Week Online

Google's Grid Meter Looks to Save Homeowners Some Green

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

Global Warming Alert: Maine Breaks All-Time Cold Record of -50°F


Top 10 OEMs Consume a Third of All Semiconductors

CSR Merges with SiRF to Add GPS to Comms Chips

ESA Extends 3 Key Space Missions

End Users Plan to Invest Strategically in RFID in 2009

Sweden Breaks 30 Year Old Commitment to abandon Nuclear Power

Samsung Using Broadcom Chips for EDGE Phones

Public Beta of an Electronic Mailing Alternative to the Post Office

Satellite Malfunction Halts Chinese TV Programs

Intel to Invest $7B on Factory Upgrades

EU Signs Pact with Internet Networking Sites

Northrop Objects to Congressional Cuts to E-2D Program

ALMA Observatory Installs First North American Antenna

Atom-Smasher Relaunch Delayed to September (Earth-swallowing event not so soon)

Colorado Amateur Radio Operators Win Legislative Victory

French Navy Sunk by Conficker Worm

ISSCC: IMEC Attempts Universal Phone Chip at 45nm

Unnatural Selection: Evolving, Improving, Implacable Robots

Solid State Drives Not Worth the Price for Many

U.S. Analog TV Shutdown Bolder, Riskier than Most

FAA Says Hackers Broke into Agency Computers (did they get the CIP device?)

Flawed Intel Chip Technology Leads to Processor Breakthrough


Not Everyone Cheers as Wi-Fi Takes to the Skies

German Defense Forces Look to Rohde & Schwarz for Military Software-Defined Radio Technology

Test & Measurement - Top Trends for 2009

Antenova Reports Strong Sales Growth in Mobiles

New Material Derived from Graphene May Have Many Applications in Future Electronics

Nanoscopic Static Electricity Generates Chiral Patterns

New Date Set for European Science Satellite

Toshiba Moves into NFC Capable SIM Market

Shuttle Discovery Facing More Delays

United Airlines Tests RFID to Speed Baggage and Passenger Check-In

Does Obama 'Buy American' Plan Signal Problems for Offshore Outsourcing? (oh, wait, that was just a campaign promise to fool the unions)

Agilent to Exit Automated Optical, X-Ray Inspection Business

Microsoft to Launch Cell Phone Software Store

3M Targets Renewable Energy

Newfound Comet Lulin to Grace Night Skies (2° separation from Saturn on Feb 24)

Research: More Auto Dollars Should Go to Radio

NASA Giving Away Zero-Gravity Flights on the "Vomit Comit"

New Smart Material Bends Under Internal Heat Source

U.S. Leads the Spam Field

General Motors to Invest $1B in Brazil Operations - Money to Come from "Stimulus" Bill

Judge Rules in Favor of Amateur in Palmdale Antenna Support Structure Case

Who's Messing with Wikipedia?


College Engineering Prank Ends with Five Arrests

Intel Shifts China Operations, 2000 Jobs

Broadband Funding in Stimulus Plan Sparks Debate

International Rectifier Cuts 850 Jobs, Consolidates Manufacturing

Outsiders Storm Smartphone Market


ON Semi to Close Fourth Fab, Plans Another 350 Layoffs

FCC Proposes Multiple $1M Plus Fines for Junk Faxes

Drippy Faucets Offer Lesson in Physics

Mobile Phone Location Tracked to Locate Murderer

Angry French Workers Protest TI Layoffs

Russia Says Verbal Deal to Keep ISS Open Until 2020 

Cracking a Controversial Solid State Mystery

Broadband Stimulus Funding Sparks Debate

Sharp to Cut 1,500 Jobs, Forecasts Annual Loss

Bad Economy Lifts Telepresence Sales 

GM Forges Ahead with Volt Despite Money Problems

What's Happening to All the CRT TVs? 

Next-Gen 'Sixth Sense' Device Created at MIT 

Making Magnetic Monopoles, and Other Exotica, in the Lab

Some TV Stations to End Analog Signal on February 17

Will Microsoft Make Its Own Smart Phone?

GE Chief Warns on U.S. Depression Threat

Senator Wants Government Censorship Reinstated for Radio Stations (her husband founded the failed Air America, BTW, but that can't possibly be her motivation)

Deutsche Bank Posts First Loss Since WWII, Rejects State Aid

Germanium-on-Insulator Materials Have High Hole Mobility

Canada Sheds 129,000 Jobs in January

U.S. Jobless Rate Jumps to 7.6%, 598k Jobs Lost


Tech Firms Battle U.S. Job Protection Laws While Importing Workers

New Material Derived from Graphene May Have Many Applications in Future Electronics

Global Mobile Market to Exceed $900B in 2008

Atmel Buys IP for ZigBee Mesh Networks

GM Selects LG Chemical to Build Volt Batteries

MIT Researchers Turn Any Surface into Touchless Screen

Canada Braces for 'Wi-Fi on Steroids'

TWC in '09: Job Cuts, WiMax & Wideband

9-Year-Old Whiz Kid Writes Apple iPhone Application

Introducing the White Spaces Database Group

Graphene for the Green Grid

Toward 'Invisible Electronics' and Transparent Displays

Swedish Amateurs Granted New Privileges

World's Fastest Electric Bike Hits 150 mph

Space Weapon Ban Proposal Met with Skepticism

Test Tube Chemistry Inside a Carbon Nanotube

DeWalt - Not Your Father's Power Tools

Smart-Grid Standards an Issue in Economic Stimulus Bill

Monster Job Board Breach Highlights Weak State of Computer Security

House Bill Would Strike Radio's Exemption from Performance Royalties

Pranks with Electronic Road Signs Stir Worry


Man Killed by 'Exploding Mobile Phone'

HP and Nokia Benefiting from Declining Semiconductor Prices

Navy Command Seeks Modernized GPS

Google (aka Big Bro) Latitude Service Lets You Track Your Friends Via Their Cellphones

Alcatel-Lucent Writes Off $5 Billion in Assets

IBM Raises the Goalpost: 20 Petaflops in Three Years

Chip-size Passive RFID Tag Promises Long Range

Japan's Electronics Industry Shocked by $22B in Losses

Rules Change Approved, DTV Delay May be Debated Today

Garmin to Launch a Range of Mobile Phones

EC Approves $586M Aid for Nano2012 R&D Program

Wi-Fi Geolocation Made Easier

Officials Work on Pentagon's Need for Space Capabilities

Managing Energy with Swarm Logic

NASA Delays Discovery Mission to Space Station

LED Market to Exceed $33B by 2013

Europe's Space and Science Heads Meet in Hungary

COROT Discovers Smallest Transiting Exoplanet Ever

Semiconductor Sales Fell by 22% in December - SIA

Computer Chips May 'Repair' Nerves

Microsoft to Blitz Market with Six Editions of Windows 7

MIT Student Presents Revolutionary Guitar Design


U.S. Becomes Top Wind Producer, Solar Next (sorry, Obama cannot get credit)

Software Decides Who to Sack in Downturn

Semiconductor Sales Fell by 22% in December

Motorola Swings to 4Q Loss, Suspends Dividend

IBM Building Fastest-Ever Computer for U.S.

Passport RFIDs Cloned Wholesale by $250 eBay Auction Spree

Starhome Predicts Data Roaming Usage Increase - Average of 35-45%

Japan to Build Hi-Res Optical Surveillance Satellite

Plastic Solar Cells for Portable Electronic Devices Coming Soon

Distress Beacons at 121.5 and 243 MHz Phased Out

East Asia Builds World's Largest Radio Telescope Network

1/3 of Adults Without Internet Don't Want It

FCC's Copps: 'We Cannot Have a Seamless DTV Transition'

Nanotechnology Makes Supertelescopes Much More Sensitive

Northrop Grumman Prototype Ground Control System Successfully Controls GPS Test Satellite

Iran Satellite Launch Stokes Fears Over Nuclear Plans

USPTO Completes Successful Pilot of Continuing Education for Practitioners

Cellphones Warm up to Magnetic Coupling

Capture of Nanomagnetic 'Fingerprints' a Boost for Next-Gen Information Storage Media

Wireless App Development on the Rise

Google Earth Plumbs the Ocean Depths


Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter Ahead

Britain Considers Whether Its Citizens are Entitled to 2 MBps Broadband

Nanoscopic Static Electricity Generates Chiral Patterns

Comcast Testing WiFi in Commuter Rail Stations

Google Out to Expose Internet Traffic Chokers

Global Semiconductor Sales Fell by 2.8% in 2008

Stanford Writes in World's Smallest Letters

TI Cancels Planned Sale of Wireless Baseband Unit

Dark Days for Japan's Chipmakers

Nominations Open for APRE Engineering Achievement Award

Navy Awards Undersea Communications Work

Shocking: Environmental Chemistry Affects Ferroelectric Film Polarity the Same Way Electric Voltage Does

Smulyan Reiterates Call For FM in Cellphones

Smallest Quantum Dots Ever Created

Human Error Caused Google Glitch

Comcast Sets Up Commuter Hotspots in NJ

ISRO-Built Satellite Fails after Five Weeks

Worst January on Record for Stocks

Two Rockets Fly Through Auroral Arc


USPTO to Host Roundtable on Deferred Examination

New 'Moon-Rocket' Hardware Test Successful

Freescale Posts $4B Loss, Could Sell Cellular Business in Piecemeal

Telstra Keeping Us from Ambitious Radio Telescope Project

Nano-Size Fridges to Cool CPUs

Google Users Get Bogus Warning on Site Searches (I got that on Saturday)

NEC Cuts 20,000 Jobs, Consolidates 6-inch Lines

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