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"China Expected to Become Top Auto Producer in 2009, Displacing Japan

ASIC Design Starts to Drop 22% in 2009

Conficker Worm - April Fool or April Fright?

Using Superheroes to Teach Physics: College Courses in Sci-Fi

Naval Observatory Opens Its Doors (this is where the VP's residence is located)

New Step Towards Quantum Computers

Ericsson Pushes HSPA to Offer 56 Mbps Mobile Download Speeds

Students Patent An Innovative Wireless Scoring System for Sport of Fencing

Europe May Lead Next Web

U.S. Military Vows to Track 800 Satellites by October 1

Two Food Chains Trial RFID-Based Electronic Shelf Labels

ESA Space Debris Conference Begins

Intel Launches New Xeon Chip

FBI Figures Show Grim Rise in Online Fraud

Surveillance Vehicles Take Flight Using Alternative Energy

Cable Operators, Networks Brace for an Online World

Firefox 3 Becomes Top Browser in Europe

eWEEK Labs' Tests of Microsoft IE 8 Show It Is a Must-Have Upgrade

Cheating Husband Caught by Google "Cheat" View

Russia Backs Return to Gold Standard to Solve Financial Crisis

3/30/2009

New Material Could Lead to Faster Chips: Graphene May Solve Communications Speed Limit

Discovery Shuttle Ends Mission with Successful Landing

New Device Locates People in Imminent Danger

ARRL Comments on FCC's Proposed Establishment of Rural Broadband Plan

Raytheon Standard Missile-2 Intercepts Ballistic Missile

When Your Laptop Goes Down with the Plane

Algorithm Could Replace Touch Screens with MEMs Control

New Molecular Force Probe Stretches Molecules, Atom by Atom

Muniwireless Updates List of Cities and Counties with Large Wi-Fi Networks

Raytheon Wins Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Development Contract

Nokia Could Cut $5B in Outsourcing

Motorola Wins Saudi Network Expansion Contract

A Better, Cheaper Multitouch Interface

Lights in Sky Prompt Flood of Calls in MD, VA, NC

Tech Sector Should Outpace EU Climate Goals

Spy Satellites Spot Nose of N. Korea Rocket

Will the World End on Wednesday?

Space Smells Funny, Astronauts Say

World Stocks Fall Amid Renewed Auto, Banking Fears

Why Parachutists Die (Clint, are you out there?)

Limbaugh: Ratings Surge on Controversy

3/29/2009

Technology-Based Features Drive Automotive Sales

Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

Rare Square Roots Dates Pairs in 2009

Police Chief Shows Why Texting, Driving Don't Mix

Japan Prepares for North Korea Missile Launch

3/27/2009

Agilent Cuts 2700 Jobs, Restructures Electronic Measurement Business

Washington Police Chief Hits Car While Checking BlackBerry

MIT Develops Graphene Frequency Multiplier

U.S. Reaches Third Place in Global Solar PV Installations

Navy Awards Contract for E-6B Wideband Enhancement

EU Moves Closer to Approving 3G at 900 MH

China's Huawei Starting to Win Network Contracts in the USA

UK Awards £1.85M for Continued R&D on Uncooled Photonic Devices

Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

USPTO Seeks Nominees to Public Advisory Committees

Systems Engineers Seek to Equip Military Systems with Latest Electronic Enclosures, Backplanes, and Chassis

European Chip Industry Needs Government Support

Water Triggers High Temperature Superconductivity

Mars Rovers Powering on after 5 Years

Tesla Motors CEO: Model S is Cheaper Than It Looks

Fairchild to Shutter Fabs in Pennsylvania and South Korea

FCC Asks for Help to Get Digital TV Converters Installed

When It Comes to Intelligence, Size Matters

Charter Communications: Bankrupt

Pentagon Plans to Regrow Human Body Parts

3/26/2009

IBM Expected to Cut More U.S. Jobs, Export to India

World's Biggest Laser Powers Up

Panel Recommends Robust Satellite Constellation

New Nanogenerator May Charge iPods and Cell Phones with a Wave of the Hand

Air Force Launches New GPS Satellite

'Sprint 4G' to Come to 15 New Markets in 2009-2010

Raytheon Awarded $29M Phase 3 Contract for Wide-Bandgap Program

City Turns to Wireless for Water Bills

Spirent Communications Solution for CTIA A-GPS Over-the-Air Test Standard

UK Lab Ships Europe's First 750kg Amplifier for ALMA Radio Telescope

Pulse~Link UWB Lays off 40+, Seeks Investors

Periodic Table's Blank Spaces Filled in by Solving a Subatomic Shell Game

Free-to-Air Mobile TV Services Hold the Key to the Consumer Adoption

Ice That Burns Could Be a Green Fossil Fuel

Microsoft Word Developer Blasts into Space (if he's the guy who designed the Office 2007 toolbar, then... well... never mind)

UK iPhone Users Lead Way in Web, E-Mail Use: Survey

ROHS Exemptions Announced by EC

IEEE Approves Low-Power IC Standard

Spacetime May Have Fractal Properties on a Quantum Scale

Astronomers 'Catch' Shooting Star for First Time

The New California Gold Rush

3/25/2009

Vote on Top 10 Sites with Engineering Appeal

B-2 Bomber Radar Spectrum Accidentally Sold at Auction

DOE Announces $1.2B Boost for Basic Research in Science and Technology

USCIS Announces New Requirements for Hiring H-1B Foreign Workers

Teradyne Plans More Cost Cuts, Lowers Guidance

Leaving PCs on Overnight Costs Companies $2.8B a Year

Russia Falls Off the Electronics Contract Manufacturing Map

Sprint to Provide 3G Connectivity to Ford In-Dash PC

EU Close to Agreeing On Big Telecoms Reform

FCC Proposes New Rules for Medical Devices Operating on 70 cm Band

DNP Claims World's Thinnest Chip Package

StratEdge Introduces BeO Package for GaN, SiC, and GaAs Devices

ZigBee Chip Firms Target Wireless Medical Monitors

Total RFID Revenue to Exceed $5.6B in 2009

New Way to Produce Electronic Components Can Lead to Cheap and Flexible Electronics

Einstein@Home Effort Launched to Search for New Pulsars

Autos, Inkjets Down, Consumer Apps Up in 2008 MEMS Ranks

Nokia Seeks Gold in Mobile Payments Startup Obopay

China Blocks YouTube Without Explanation

Microsoft, NASA Scope Out Space Deal

UK Government Is Unwelcome Facebook Friend

3/24/2009

GPS IC Shipments to Grow 15%, Prices to Fall 20% in 2009

Offshoring Backlash Rises as Layoffs Mount

FCC Clarifies What Constitutes an Amateur Radio Repeater

Senators Propose Spectrum Audit

Not Your Father's Garmin or Nokia

Security Holes Could Wreak Havoc in Proposed Smart Grid

China Telecom Profits Slump 96.3% on Write-Downs

Metallic Glass That's Stronger and Lasts Longer (one step closer to Mr. Scott's transparent aluminum?)

EU in Draft Deal on Capping Phone Roaming Prices

Inventory Cuts Coming to an End, Says Chip Wafer Supplier

'Cold Fusion' Rebirth? New Evidence for Existence of Controversial Energy Source

Brain Images Reveal the Secret to Higher IQ

Space Radar Plans Stay in Flux

Qualcomm Backs Game Console for 'Next Billion'

NMSU Students Launch Experiments into Space from Spaceport America

Scientists Observe the Largest Exploding Star Yet Seen

Using Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

Fuzzy Logic and Grey Science

Sprint Now Looking Beyond Cell Phones

Computer Virus 'Time Bomb' Could Go Off April 1

3/23/2009

Twitter Gets You Fired in 140 Characters or Less

CTIA Applauds Introduction of Radio Spectrum Inventory Act

Hour Draws Nigh for Air Force Program Cancellation Announcements

IEEE Begins Work on New 1900.4 Standards

Asiacell's Towers and Staff Struck by Terrorist Attack (they must not have gotten the memo - we now must call them "man-caused disasters")

Hollow Gold Nanospheres Are Now Possible

Electricity Grids Could Be at Risk from Hackers

New Material Draws Energy from Any Mechanical Motion

Heating Up Magnetic Memory

NASA Develops Instrument to Test Radiation Exposure to Astronauts on Long Missions

New Zealand Withdraws Controversial Internet Law

CSR, Taiyo Yuden Team for Wireless Modules

Students Test Clean Energy by Degrees

Antenova Licenses Mobile Antenna to Sony Ericsson

Alaska's Mount Redoubt Has 5th Eruption (could  cause global cooling)

Astronauts Suit Up for Third Spacewalk

Scientists Find Solution to Solar Puzzle

London No Longer World's Most Expensive Real Estate

Studies Suggest Drinking Coffee or Tea May Reduce the Risk of Stroke (vindicated again!)

Starbucks Brews Up Coffee Machines with Contactless Payment Technology

3/22/2009

Carbon Nanotubes Superior to Metals for Electronics, According to Engineers

60 Million Consumers Contemplate Ditching Wireless

National Semi Acquires Act Solar

Iran Says First Satellite Successfully Completes Mission

Lack of Incentives Slows Down IPv6 Take-Up

Russians in Israel to Talk Nanotech

3/20/2009

ZTE Secures $15B Financing Deal As Profits Jump by 1/3

A Cheap, Plastic X-Ray Imager

FCC Denies Petition to Increase Size of Amateur Radio Question Pools

Major Leap for Faster Computers

High-Speed Signal Mixer Demonstrates Capabilities of Transistor Laser

Space Station Construction Visible Through Backyard Telescopes

60 Million U.S. Consumers Likely to Cut Back on Cellphone Costs

FCC Releases Quarterly Reports on Consumer Inquiries and Complaints

North American Chip-Gear Orders Fell 5% in February

Communications & Power Industries to Deliver French Military Antenna Systems

ISS's New Solar Wings About to Get Stretched

Handsets Sector on Alert as Sony Ericsson Warns of Increased Losses

TI Envisions Phone Becoming Central Repository for Apps, Media and Info

Solar Panel Sales Growth 48% in 2008, to Slow to 26% in 2009

First Measurement of the Ability of a Very Long Molecular Wire to Conduct Electric Current

472 Million to Receive Mobile TV by 2013

Flying Car Makes First Test Flights

AT&T to Sell iPhone Without Contract for $599

Tested: Chrome vs IE8 vs Firefox 3.1 vs Safari 4

3/19/2009

Nearly Retired Workers Staying Put

ABI: Tough 2009 Awaits Wireless Vendors

China Mobile Full-Year Profits Up 30%

CSR to Offer Multi-Radio Modules

Explosives Detector Uses Silicon MEMS Device

Particle Oddball Surprises Physicists

Salt Water System Could Generate Hydrogen

Micronetics Acquires Product Line from M/A-COM RFID

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum Moves to USPTO To Jointly Host New "Inventive Links" Exhibit

Slimmer, Stickier Nanorods Give Boost to 3-D Computer Chips

Maine to Seek Stimulus Money for Broadband Study

Hughes to Represent Satellite Industry Association on Broadband Stimulus Panel

Device Provides Household Energy Savings of 12%

Space Station to Get Final Solar Panels

Arrowhead Awarded Over 200 MHz in X-Band Satellite Contracts

Google Launches Street View for the UK, Netherlands

Atomic Fountain Clocks Are Becoming Still More Stable

New Conficker Variant to Attack Computers on Fools Day, April 1st

IE 8 Goes Live @ Noon Today

U.S. Births in 2007 Break 1950s Record (Q: What % are Illegals' anchor babies?)

3/18/2009

Jurors' Web Ventures by Cellphone Leading to Mistrials

Hitachi Restructures, Lops Off Operations, Cuts Workforce

Ericsson Demonstrates Super Broadband at 500 Mbit/s

IBM in Talks to Buy Sun Microsystems

FTC Urged to Investigate Cloud Computing Security (RF Cafe had a DoS attack via Yahoo's cloud computing network a week ago)

Study Yields Surprising New Insight into High-Temp Superconductors

The Salty Tears of Phoenix Show Liquid Water on Mars

Mathematician Says His Sudoku Secret is Foolproof

3G-4G to Account for 30% of Global Wireless Subscriptions by 2013

Longest Nanowires Ever Made May Lead to Better Fuel Cells

GAO: Jury Still Out on Missile Program Performance

Duck! Newly Discovered Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth

Another 158 TV Stations to Kill Analog Early

Hong Kong Underground Railway Extension Gets Mobile Phone Coverage

Japan Mulls High-Tech Economic Stimulus

German Firm Makes Investment in UK Supply Chain

New iPhone OS Adds Missing Features

Maryland City Under Blogger Siege, Says Outgoing Mayor

Washington State Engineer to Receive IEEE-USA's Highest Honor

Japanese Astronaut Testing 'Odor-Free' Clothes

3/17/2009

Intel, AMD Each Claim Licensing Agreement Breach

Nokia Announces 1,700 More Job Cuts

Faster Flexible Electronics

Electronic Amplifier Capable of Functioning in Extreme Temperatures Developed

Computer Science Programs Make a Comeback in Enrollment

WLAN Module Supply May Fall Short of Demand by 20-30% after March

UK Engineers Struggle to Upgrade Old Aircraft with New Avionics Technology

RADAR 100: 234 Million Listen to Radio Every Week

Harris, Roundbox Announce OEM Agreement to Deliver First Mobile DTV Broadcast Solution

OLED Research and Manufacturing Centre Opens in UK

Space Junk Called No Threat to the Space Station

MIT Research Lab Taps RFID to Manage Files

Projections for Significant Mobile TV Subscriber Increase

Shifting Sound to Light May Lead to Better Computer Chips

2000 Years of Symmetry

WiMedia Folds, UWB Spec Goes to Bluetooth, USB Groups

China: Our Carbon Emissions Are Your Problem, Not Ours

Cattle Respond to Magnetic Fields from Power Lines (I thought this issue was put ro rest decades ago)

Big Cuts in DoD Budget on the Way

Two-Wire Saw Lowers Solar Cell Cost

Mexico to Impose Sanctions on U.S. Exports (OK, let's pay Mexico by returning all their citizens here illegally)

3/16/2009

Ericsson Rumoured to Have Won $2B Deal from Sprint Nextel

Nanocapacitors with Big-Energy Storage

It Has Come to This: A Claim That Patent Reform Threatens the Environment

Shuttle Discovery Launches to Fully Power Space Station

Spinning Carbon Nanotubes Spawns New Wireless Applications

Agenda for WRC-11 Poses Opportunities and Challenges for Hams

Stations Must Warn if New DTV Signals Lack Reach

European Electronics Output Predicted to Fall by 12%

Space Station May Have to Duck More Junk as Shuttle Nears

Dow Chemical to Sell Roof Shingles Embedding Photocells by 2011

Europe Postpones Launch of Herschel, Planck Telescopes

New Organic Material May Speed Internet Access

Qualcomm Says Court Dismisses Broadcom Complaint

Data Centers Fail Energy Efficiency Tests

Mobile Internet Becoming a Daily Activity for Many

Researchers Find Ways to Sniff Keystrokes from Thin Air

New Form of "Mobius" Carbon Predicted

Intel Warns AMD Its Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement May Be Yanked

Application Deadline Approaching for ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology

The Math of March Madness

Death Leaves Online Lives in Limbo

3/15/2009

Space Shuttle Go for Launch Sunday @ 7:43 pm EDT

Diamond-Windowed Next-Gen Jet Fighters to Employ High Power Microwaves (HPM)

Chemists Find Secret to Increasing Luminescence Efficiency of Carbon Nanotubes

Traffic Exposure May Trigger Heart Attacks (time to try telecommuting)

New York City Police Issue 9,016 Tickets During a 24-Hour Crackdown on Phoning-While-Driving

China Concerned About Loans to the U.S. (I think the value of the immense amount of technology we have transferred to them more than covers the debt)

Dynamic Augmented Wheel System 8-Part Wheel

3/13/2009

Electronics Companies Brace for a Long, Hard Recession

Amid Economic Gloom, Semi Execs Chart Encouraging Future

Fabless Companies Buck Economic Trend, Gain in IC Insights Top 20 Rankings

IC Insights: Industry Poised for Rebound

(do those last four stories seem conflicting to you?)

Campus Career Fairs Still Going Strong

ISS Astronauts Forced to Take Cover as Space Junk Passes Nearby

Scientists Develop Mobile Phone Battery That Can Be Charged in 10 Seconds

ComReg Invites Suggestions for Use of Free Radio Spectrum

Fleeing Customers Haunt Landline Phone Companies in New England

Teen's 'Lost' Downloads Cost Mom $50,000

'Self-Correcting' Gates Advance Quantum Computing

Agenda for WRC-11 Poses Opportunities and Challenges for Hams

Hot Electrons in Carbon: Graphite Behaves Like Semiconductor

World Wide Web Feels Its Growing Pains

RFID System Measures Employee Productivity One Task at a Time

Power Semiconductor Revenues Forecast to Drop by $2B in 2009

Engineers Crack Ceramics Production Obstacle

Cash-Strapped Green Tech Changes Strategy

New Coating Actually Makes Car Scratches Disappear

3/12/2009

The Influence of Pb-Free RoHS Guidelines on Military Electronics Procurement

Qualcomm Faces Korea Trade Probe

Three-Quarters of All Electronic Messages are Sent Via Mobile Phones

Discovery Launch Delayed Again

Electronics Supply Chain Sales Growth Slides

Police Say 'Bored' Woman Made False 911 Calls

GPS III Satellite Undergoes Preliminary Review

Power Semiconductor Revenues Forecast to Drop by $2B in 2009

Coming Soon: Batteries that Recharge in 3 Seconds

U.S. Coast Guard to Discontinue LORAN Stations

HoloTV Images Jump off the Screen, into Tomorrow's Homes

Spin Battery: Physicist Develops Battery Using New Source of Energy

TSAT Hits New Turbulence

Cheap, Durable Nonsilicon Solar Cells

U.S. Knocks UK off the Top of Charts for Mobile Web Browsing and Buying

Sirius XM Radio Planning to Stream to iPhone, iPod

How Should the U.S. Government Spend $7.2B in Broadband Funds?

Ultra-High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries

Intel's Barrett Says Tech Is Key to Economic Recovery

Orbital Water Guns Could Blow Away Space Junk

Intel Rated Leading Chip Manufacturer Again, AMD Slips out of Top 10

Families are Feeling the Stress of Economic Crisis, Researcher Finds (duh - probably funded by Stimulus money)

3/11/2009

ZigBee Alliance and RF4CE Consortium Agree to RF Remote Standard

National Semiconductor to Cut 26% of Workforce as Q3 Profit Falls 71% (think Bob Pease's job is safe?)

AT&T Boosts 3G, Adds 3,000 Jobs

Nanotubes Find Niche in Electric Switches

Shuttle Discovery Set for 9:20 PM EDT Liftoff

Researchers Develop Amp that Works Down to -180°

Rare Single Top Quark Discovered in Collider Experiments

Scientists Explain Why They Plagiarize

EADS Soars Back in the Black with 2008 Profit

Nokia Smartphone Sales Fall As RIM, Apple, Samsung Take Market Share

Space Station Webcam Goes Live

Mechanism to Increase Magnetic Response of Ferromagnetic Semiconductor Identified

Yale Student Sues Airline for $1M over Lost Xbox

Plenty of Reasons to Be Confident About EUV Lithography

Micro Imagers for Sensing on Nano Air Vehicles

Magnet-Triggered RFID Solution Lowers Costs at Müller Martini

Why Electric Vehicles Will Be a Long Time Coming

Terrorist Watch List Hits 1 Million (soon the terrestrial human debris tracked will equal space debris tracked)

Inter-Office Squabble Could Have Triggered a Baltic Cyber War

Seven Million Pounds of Beach Trash Picked Up in One Day

3/10/2009

Study Calls for Improvements in Engineering Education

EDA Sales Rule of Thumb: $2M per Salesman

Iridium Replaces Satellite Smashed in Collision

FCC Releases Data on High-Speed Internet Access

Growing Need for Spectrum Brings New Challenges

Japanese Elementary School Kids Now Being Taught by Saya the Robot

European Telecoms Operators in Strong Position to Ride out Recession

Panel Weighs Impact of $7.2B Broadband Stimulus on Competition

Nokia to Support All Types of 4G Tech

UK Chip R&D is Key in Downturn

Single-Molecule Magnets Open New Door for Information Technology

Telecom Firms Eager to Help U.S. Government Spend $7.2B

Lockheed Martin GPS Satellite III Team in Preliminary Design Review Stage

World's Largest Laser Gears up for Ignition Experiments

SEMI to Set Solar Energy Industry Standards

Quantum Doughnuts Slow and Freeze Light at Will: Fast Computing and 'Slow Glass'

Nuclear-Warhead Upgrade Delayed; Government Labs Forgot How to Make Parts

An Upgrade for the Web - HTML 5

Microsoft Vista SP2 Comes with Few Significant Upgrades

Global Financial Assets Lost $50 Trillion in 2008

Suicide in the Workplace 'Contagious,' Swedish Study Suggests (don't share your toothbrush with suicidal workmates!)

3/9/2009

'Invisibility Cloak' Directs Light Away from Eye

Fab Investment to Hit 15-Year Low, Says SEMI

Novel Ice Structure May Help Seed Clouds to Cause Rain

Chartered Semiconductor in $300M Cash Call

Major Step Toward Less Energy Loss in New Electromagnetic Materials

Will Carbon Nanotubes Replace Indium Tin Oxide?

USPTO: Extension of Time for Comments on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications

Barclaycard, Orange Work on NFC Payments Services

Spreading Wi-Fi Across the Friendly Skies

SAIC Wins $900M U.S. Strategic Command Contract

Federal Cybersecurity Director Quits, Complains of NSA Role

Shuttle Discovery Set to Soar to Space Station on Thursday

RFID Sees Continued Growth

Manufacturers 'Better Equipped' to Deal with Downturn

New Nanoporous Material Has Highest Surface Area Yet

Big Science from Canada's Smallest Satellite

Forget the Freezer: Novel Way to Control Water Behavior Using Nanometer-Sized Spaces

Afghanistan's Tech Boom (not talking about IEDs, either)

World Bank Offers Dire Forecast for World Economy

Microsoft to Let PC Users Turn Off IE Web Browser

3/8/2009

U.S. Job Seekers to Face Falling Wages

Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Better Performance with New Electrode Material

MEMS-Based Camera 'Recession Proof,' Pixavi Says

Clinton to Russia: Time to Push the "Overcharge" Button for Relations (Huh, I thought the dummies were gone; she should have played it safe and given a box of DVDs)

Microsoft to Let PC Users Turn Off IE Web Browser

U.S. Gears Up for DTV Switch Now on June 12 (or...some other date)

3/6/2009

Woman Attacked for Admonishing Loud Cellphone Talker

Potential On-off Switch for Nanoelectronics

Cellphones May Spread Superbugs in Hospitals

China’s Semiconductor Market to Fall

DTV Broadcasters: Loss of Signal Could be a Problem after All

Indian Operator Expects Lengthy 3G Delay

Ultracold Gas Mimics Ultrahot Plasma

Phone Thieves Sentenced to 5 Years Hard Labor

Nanotubes That See Everything

Mobile Handset OEMs Look to Smartphones after Worst Q4 Ever

U.S. Might Loose Technological Leadership (now that we have Hope, that shouldn't happen)

Georgia Tech Pushes Nanotech Research with Low-Temp Carbon Nanotube Tool

For Laid Off Workers, So Hard to E-mail Goodbye

Historic Sample of Bomb-Grade Plutonium Discovered

National Semiconductor Protects Solar Panels from Shadows

What a Mess! Experts Ponder Space Junk Problem

NASA to Launch Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Tonight

Domestic LED Products Have Huge Potential

Researchers Create Speedy, Rugged Carbon-Nanotube Memory

Tyco to Slash Jobs, Lay off Workers in the Triad (NC)

Obama Press Secretary Gets Radios After Remark

Could Life on Earth Have Come from Ceres (maybe, but where did life on Ceres come from?)

3/5/2009

Europe Continues to Outshine U.S. with Solar Leadership

Cell Phones Cause Many Casualties (cell phones don't kill people... people kill people)

New Technology to Trap Killer Sparks

USPTO Announces Call for Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

'Spooky Action at a Distance' of Quantum Mechanics Directly Observed

Broadcasters Sue FCC Over White Spaces

Georgia Tech Pushes Nanotech Research with Low-Temp Carbon Nanotube Tool

Touch Screen Competition Keeps the U.S. Smartphone Market Afloat

Raytheon Reaches Key Milestones with Troposcatter Solution

China Mobile Preps 3G Surge

Quantum Mechanical Con Game: Winning Every Time

Testing of Advanced Missile Warning Sensor Completed

Statewide Nanotech Center Created in Triad (NC)

DTV Converter Box Coupons Start Flowing Again

Buckyballs Could Keep Water Systems Flowing

Strengthening Airplanes with Carbon Nanotubes

Flying Robots to Provide Wi-Fi in Disaster Zones

Despite the Naysayers WiMAX Subscriber Revenue Will Boom in 2009

Hacker Gets 4 Years in Prison for Malware Install

Microsoft Publishes Latest Release Candidate of Vista SP2

Wal-Mart Reports 5% Increase in February Sales (thanks to ammo sales?)

3/4/2009

Fabless Companies Buck Economic Storm, Gain in IC Insights Top 20 Rankings

Italy's Catholics Told to Silence iPods, Stop Texting and Web Surfing until Easter

Hot Electrons in Carbon: Graphite Behaves Like Semiconductor

New Electrical Power Standards (Smart Grid) Due by Summer

Smart Phones Ring in Healthy Growth in 2009 Despite Mobile Meltdown

iSuppli Sees up to 11% More Smartphone Sales in 2009

AsiaWatch: Slump Slows Growth, India Hot

Quantum Paradox Directly Observed -- A Milestone in Quantum Mechanics

Nanopiezoelectronics

Finnish Parliament Approves Employee E-Mail Tracking Law

World's Fastest Mobile Satellite Streaming Service for Broadcast Media

ARRL Charge: FCC Has Done "Literally Nothing" to Comply with Court Ruling

RFID Delivers Personal Service for Atlanta Car Dealer

Engineer Warned Twice About Cell Phone Use

Novel Manufacturing Technique Yields Efficient LED Optics

General Dynamics Successfully Completes Test of U.S. Army's Largest Mobile Broadband Network

Newfound Moon May Be Source of Outer Saturn Ring

Square Root Day Revelers to Party Like It's 3/3/09

Kepler Sets Sights on Earth-Like Planets

The Real Price of Obama's Cap-and-Trade Plan

Microsoft Testing New Internet Search Engine Kumo

3/3/2009

GaN Platform Promises 10x Boost in Power

Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Down by 5% in Q4 2008

Large Asteroid Barely Misses Earth

China's 3G Network Provides Bright Spot Amid Global Slump

Army Wants Assistance with Missile Defense Technology

Microsoft Research Budget May Create 3,000 New Jobs

Wireless Broadband Boosts Australian Economy by $4.7 Billion

NXP is Now Worth Only $1B... Down from $11B

High-Speed Internet Access Needed to Revitalize Europe's Rural Regions

Traveling-Wave Reactor

Anadigics Sales Drop 22% as Fab Utilization Heads Towards 30%

Cognitive Radio Helps Guarantee Reachability of Emergency Services

China Crashes Satellite into Moon

Free But Fickle, Digital TV Reception Eludes Some

Atomic-Sized One-Stop Shop for Nanoelectronics Created

Russian Password Crackers Woo Governments

Obama's First Budget Backs Core Lunar 2.0 Goals

Economic Crisis Threatens the Idea of One Europe

EU Rejects a Rescue of Faltering East Europe

Are Video Games Recession-Proof?

3/2/2009

Nokia Phone Found Inside a Bag of Crisps

Fun with Algorithms at Microsoft TechFest

'Voltage Patterning' Could Be Next Step in Nanostructure Lithography

Bluetooth Low Energy Could Take Much of the Explosive Growth Rate in RF Remotes

Global Recession Won't Jeopardize World's Largest Radio Telescope

Nokia Confirms U.S. Phone Problem

RFID Detector Offers Low-Cost Troubleshooting Device

Semiconductor Sales Continue to Slide in January

Ofcom Green-Lights BT's Ultra-Fast Broadband

Northern Europe Tops ICT Developments Index

Thermometer Created for Nanotubes

Chief of Key Internet Oversight Body is Leaving

Top 10 Phone Sales for February 2009

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3/1/2009

Worst February for Market Since 1933

Russia Set to Put U.S. Telecom Satellite into Orbit

Impact of ROHS, REACH, EuP on Electronics Industry in 2009

Bolivia Pins Hopes on Lithium, Electric Vehicles

RFID Chip Coming Soon to Your Driver's License?

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About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright:
1996 - 2024

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger,

BSEE | KB3UON

RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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