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Engineering & Technical Headline News Archive - June 2006

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6-30-2006
Study Calls Phone Use Risky as Driving Drunk
Appeals Court Won't Postpone August FCC Wireless Auction
New Microwave Licenses for the Olympics?
VoIP Over Wi-Fi is an Added Threat to Roaming Revenues
Polysilicon Shortages Seen Curbing Semi Growth
Silicon Laser Harnessed
Microsoft Pushes Back Office 2007 Release
Rotten to the Core: Apple Uncovers Stock Options Irregularities
Light Generated by Sawdust (I can do it with a Bic lighter!)
Saturday Launch Marks Quarter Century For Shuttle
Man Sues Creator of Web Site That Lets Women Post Dirt on Exes
6-29-2006
Asteroid Near-Miss Set to Happen July 3
Senate Panel Backs Telco Bill, No Net Neutrality
EU Adopts New Telecom Rules That Anger Incumbents
Breakthrough in Silicon Photonics Devices
Mobile Advertising Worth $10 Billion by 2010
Korea Seeks to Bolster Economic Status
Google Debuts Checkout Online Payment System (RF Cafe might offer as an alternative to PayPal)
Feds Recover Stolen Laptop With Veterans' Personal Info
Coffee Intake Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk (vindicated again!)
NASA Engineer Angrily Quits 5 Days Before Launch
Providing In-Flight Wi-Fi Still a Struggle
6-28-2006
U.K. Sticks to RoHS Deadline
Silicon Valley Start-Ups Want to Resurrect Electric Cars
No Royalty Cut, Qualcomm Says
Nokia Sues Two Chinese Rivals for Product Copying
Fuel Cell Developer Raises $16.2 Million in London IPO
EU Readies Controversial Telecoms Regulation Plans
Scientists Precisely Track Short Term Earth Wobbles
NASA Aims for Quick Hubble Fix
Google Online Payment System Could Take on PayPal
Dell Says Investigating Exploding Laptop Incident
Study Shows In-Building Wireless a Great Investment
6-27-2006
USPTO to Give Patent Filers Accelerated Review Option
Stealth Radar System is Developed
Printable Chips Make Their Debut
High-Tech Thieves Use Laptops to RFID Steal Codes for Cars
DoD Funds Neah's Fuel Cell Technology
Criminals Follow Ordinary Citizens onto Internet
Vitesse Says Stock will be Delisted - Options Scandal
Chinese, English Speakers Use Brains Differently to Tackle Math
Today's Computers Break Down Less Often
Visa and MasterCard Plan RFID/NFC Tests in the UK
Shuttle Countdown Begins Wednesday
6-26-2006
Data Brokers and Buyers Anger Congress
EE Times Extends its Reach in Europe
Cell Phone Signals Excite Brain
600,000 High Tech Jobs to Be Created
Startup Develops Optical Magnifying Sheets
Wi-Fi Company to Sell Routers for Five Dollars
French Unveil Own Answer to Google Earth; Site Quickly Swamped
Device Burns Fuel with Almost Zero Emissions
Scientists Work on Mind-Reading Computers
One Wireless Laptop per Child
Iridium Expects Threefold Increase in Alaska-Based Traffic This Summer
Azimuth Systems Announces Industry's First Power Consumption Tester For Mobile Wi-Fi Devices
6-25-2006
Reports of Death of Dial-Up Internet Greatly Exaggerated
GAO Finds that H-1B Visa Program Undercuts U.S. Workers
Cyber Yearbooks Gaining Popularity in U.S.
Hubble Telescope's Main Camera has Stopped Working
Canadian RFID Privacy Guidelines Issued
IEEE-USA President says Permanent Immigration Better than Expanding H-1B Program
Help Philips Electronics Rename its Company
Feds Hit by Rash of Data Breaches
6-23-2006
CEOs Earn 262 Times the Pay of Workers (yow!)
Mobile Phone Users Warned of Lightning Strike Risk
WiFi User Charged for Not Buying Coffee
Boeing May Dump In-Flight Internet
Wireless USB Finally Coming Out of the Labs
HSDPA to Take 65% of Mobile Broadband Market
France Unveils National Rival to Google Earth
Xilinx Receives SEC Inquiry on Stock Options
Magnetic Fields Could Make Computers 500 Times Faster
U.S. Army Contracts DRS Technologies for Thermal Weapon Sights
Simulators Help Train Power Grid Operators
6-22-2006
China Still Leads Pack in IP Theft
VoIP Internet Phones Must Pay into Subsidy Fund
Altera to Restate 10 Years of Earnings Due to Stock Option Issues
RoHS, WEEE Leave Casualties
Motorola Leads Bluetooth Headset Market
One-Third of Europeans Found to Be Computer Illiterate
Startup for Aims Solar-Cell Plant in California
More Than Half a Billion Mobile TV Subscribers by 2011
Pluto's Newly Discovered Moons Finally Named
Webb Telescope Mirror Backplane Prototype Delivered for Testing
Top 100 Sweatiest Cities in America
6-21-2006
Robo-Cop Takes to the Skies
Samsung Launches Ultra-RAZR-Thin Phones
Riken Builds 1-Petaflops Supercomputer
Preemptive Spark Helps Find Intermittent Electrical Short Circuits in Airplanes
AMD to Build $3.5B Fab in NY
17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Develops GPS Teen Driving Monitor
Putin Calls for Russian Tech Investment (to better outfit terrorists worldwide)
ZigBee-Based Home Automation Lags Industrial and Commercial Adoption
Microsoft Sees Future in Robots
U.S., French Power Companies Sign MoU for Evolutionary Power Reactor
China Wants Man on Moon by 2024
6-20-2006
IBM, Georgia Tech Processor Breaks Moore's Law
Engineering Groups Allege 'U.S. Workers Need Not Apply'
House approves $32 billion for Department of Homeland Security in 2007
Spatial Abilities Key to Engineering (men/women actually different!)
First Pilot Project in Europe for NFC Mobile Payments
Chinese Students Riot Over Diploma Changes (Communist Party officials mum)
DSL to Overtake Cable Internet
Alaska GPS Project Devoted to Reducing Moose-Vehicle Collisions
Cellphone Start-Ups Struggle in U.S.
Digital Camera Blocking Technology Created (bad news for spies)
Looming Energy Crisis Requires New Manhattan Project
N. Korean Threat Activates Missile Defense Shield
Peregrine 50Ω RF Switch Offers Ultra-linear DC–6GHz Operation
6-19-2006
Review of IEEE Qualcomm-Favored Technology on Hold
Nokia, Siemens to Merge Equipment Units
Two Words to Remember About Bill Gates: He Won
Neah Extends Patented Fuel Cell Technology to Military Sensor Market
Northwestern Team Develops 'MRI' For Fuel Cells
Governments Accounted for Over Half of New Satellite Business in 2005
New Form of Living Protection for Copper and Other Metallic Surfaces
Molecule-Sized Switch Could Control DNA Machines
The Phone Booth Returns - Sans Phone
North Korea Fuels ICBM for Test Firing
Web Auctions, the New Jackpot for Middle Americans
6-16-2006
IEEE 802.20 Working Group Declares 'Cooling Off' Period
U.S. Trade Deficit Posts Surprising Improvement
3rd Consecutive Month on Top for Motorola Razr
China Reportedly Calls for Chip Cooperation With U.S.
Bill Gates to Leave Microsoft in 2 Years
HSDPA to Take Off in 2008
Quantum Dot Device Counts Single Electrons
Blu-Ray Disc Hits Stores Next Week
Covering Your Tracks: Fail-Safe Techniques for Erasing Magnetic Storage Media
Boost Phase Blues Impact Missile Shield Developments
Microsoft Readying Apple iPod Rival
6-15-2006
Handset Theft Amongst Adolescents Reaches New Heights
Semtech Comes Under Stock Option Fire
450-mm Shift Will Disrupt Industry
Lockheed Martin, EADS to Cooperate on Satellite Navigation Standards
China Applies for World Semiconductor Council Membership
BAE Delivers F-22 Digital Electronic Warfare System to Lockheed Martin
Giant Camera Ready to Take World's Largest Photo
In-Car Electronic System Warns Drivers They're Speeding
Compact Tidal Generator Could Reduce Cost of Producing Electricity from Flowing Water
Researchers Use Laser Beams to Pluck Nanowires
U.S. to Respond if North Korea Tests Missile
6-14-2006
VHF Communications Magazine Q2/2006 Edition Due End of June
RFMD Announces LNA Product Family for Cellular Infrastructure and WiMAX
EBay Signs up 200 Millionth Member (it's a great place for TE & accessories)
State Regulation Leading to Increased Costs for Wireless Users
Pressure Builds to Crack Down on Stock Options (see my options)
RoHS Directive Turmoil as Loophole Stays Open
Rohde & Schwarz Combines Spectrum Analyzer and Phase Noise Tester in FSUP
Corporate R&D Cuts: Bad News for the Nation
Google Building Its Own Supercomputer Network
Stephen Hawking Urges Human Colonization of Other Planets
Labs Compete to Make New Nuclear Bomb
Coffee Drinking Associated with Lower Risk for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease
6-13-2006
USPTO: Conference on Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace
China, India Aren't Far Ahead in Engineering After All
RFMD Introduces GaN High-Power Transistor Product Family
Bullpen Phones Go Wireless at Chicago's Wrigley Field
National Semi Rewards Employees with iPods as "Employee Communications" Tool (yeah, right!)
NASA Detector Sees Infrared Light in Colors
Saab Acquires Ericsson Microwave Systems
Wisconsin Law Bans Forced RFID Implants
Motorola RAZR Tops the List of Most Researched Wireless Phones
Sharp Broadband Growth Seen as Dial-Up Shrinks
Google Expands Satellite Imagery
6-12-2006
IEEE Starts Work on Low-Frequency "RuBee" Standard
Qualcomm and Nokia Fight Over Patents Again
100 Million 3G Users
Cellphones Lead to al-Zarqawi Hiding Place
New York Schoolkids Use Cell-Phone Ring Tone Teachers Can't Hear (clever!)
Japan Quake Causes Little Damage at Fabs
SEC Looks at Broadcom Re Stock Options
Chinese Delegation Storms Out of Wireless Encryption Standards Meeting
General Dynamics to Design first Segment of U.S. Nationwide Integrated Wireless Network
NASA Firm on Discovery Launch in July
Famed Microsoft Blogger Leaves for Start-Up
6-10-2006
Sensus Metering Systems Acquires Assets of AMDS
EchoStar, DirecTV to Resell Broadband
High-Tech Cheating in Asia's High-Stakes Exams
Windmill Projects Stilled for Now
Wi-Fi Set to Reshape France Phone Market
6-9-2006
U.S. Drops Plan to Restrict Foreign Researchers
Record Meteorite Hit Norway
Wireless Boom Gets Gadget Makers Buzzing
RIM Targeting Consumer Market, Expanding Internationally
Physicists Probe the 5th Dimension (cool animation)
Circuit Board Materials May Like It Hot (or Not)
Maxim Targeted by SEC for Stock Options Scheme
Physicists: Glass May Have No Liquid-Solid Transition Point
Engineers in Alabama to Build Next Lunar Rocket
"Expect an Explosion of Connectivity"
6-8-2006
RFID to Be Woven into Euro Notes?
Scientists Resolve 60-Year-Old Plutonium Questions
Vermont Governor Signs Amateur Radio Antenna Bill
Study: Web is the No. 1 Media
U.S. Lawmakers' Ire Grows Over Lax Chinese Copyright Rules
FCC Chairman Believes Net Neutrality is Too Soon
What’s Next for Solder?
Gartner Sees IC Slowdown, Consolidation
IEEE-USA President Says Permanent Immigration Better for U.S. Work Force than Expanding H-1B Program
Do Angry Men Get Noticed?
6-7-2006
Fuel Expenses Fuel Increasing Interest in Telecommuting
NFC Forum Unveils Technology Architecture
New Nanofabrication Technique Developed
first CloudSat Images Wowing Scientists
China's Military Space Power Growing
Chip Market Growth in Europe to Lag Other Regions
PC Makers Bet on Super-Sized Laptops
Griffin Welcomes Russian Help in Future Space Missions
U.S. Astronauts to Fly New Space Ship by 2014 (finally)
Data Theft Hit 80% of Active Military
Study: Daily Alcohol Helps Men, Not Women (by the W.C. Fields Health Center)
6-6-2006
Matsushita Touts Air-Gap Interconnects for Ics
LCDs to Finally Dethrone CRTs
Google Tests Web-Based Spreadsheet
Boeing Tests Active RFID Tags on MD-10
Wind Energy Research Reaps Rewards
Poor 'PC Posture' Can Cause Bodily Harm, Experts Warn
NASA Shifts Mission Work to Ohio, Alabama Space Centers
Self-Mutilation Rampant at 2 Ivy League Schools
Griffin Defends NASA Space Exploration Vision
22 Million Phones Sold in China in Q1
6-5-2006
Copper Prices Spike as Shortage Looms
Samsung SDI Unveils New 3D Display Technology
Cellphones Drive Semiconductor Sales Rise
MicroTEC Offers New Chip-Cooling Heat Pipes Solution
Microsoft to Boot Acrobat Out of Office
Your Scrapped Hard Drive Could End up in Someone Else's Computer
Galileo Spacecraft Picks up GPS Satellite Signals
Publish Your Technical Works With Print-on-Demand
Semiconductor Brain: Nerve Tissue Interfaced With a Computer Chip
China to Publish RFID Development Plan This Month
Team Invents Way to Mass Produce Microscopic Plastic Components
6-4-2006
Revealed: Robot Spy Planes to Guard Europe's Borders
WiFi Distance Record Inspires Rural Venezuelans
China to Build Nuclear Fusion Device
WLAN Equipment Sales Expected to Top $2.5 Billion This Year
New Cruise Missile Successful in First Flight Test
JetBlue Wins Air-Ground Wireless License
QinetiQ Joins Galileo Development Team
GPS-Guided Parachutes Increase Safety in Resupply
6-2-2006
High-Tech Visa Cap was Reached in Late May (hint: just sneak across the Rio Grande)
Cellphone Companies Beefing up Systems for Hurricane Season
Kansas Cell Phone Ban Would Be Strictest
Penn State Great Valley Offers Systems Engineering Degree at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Physicists Persevere in Quest for Inexhaustible Energy Source
April Chip Sales up Year-to-Year, Flat Sequentially
University of FL Makes Electronic Liquid Crystal Lens
New Horizons Crosses the Asteroid Belt
Where in the World Am I? Your Phone Might Know
6-1-2006
Taking Work Home a Huge Security Risk
Boeing to Develop New ICs for Extreme Space Environments
U.S. Army Orders $9.2 Million of Comtech Satcom Transceivers
Online Jobs Index Rises to Record High
Sun Microsystems to Cut up to 5,000 Jobs
Ofcom Studies Ways to Advance License Exempt Spectrum
China Goes High-Tech to Stop Exam Cheats
New Orleans Is Sinking - And Fast!
North Pole Was Hot 55,000,000 Years Ago - Did Alien SUVs Cause It?

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