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Technical Headline News Archive - March 2006

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3-31-2006
eBay Bidders Vie for German Enigma Machine Used in WWII
Faster Wireless Data Speeds Grow Laptop Modem Market
'Patent Trolls' May Live or Die by EBay Supreme Court Ruling
Russian Telecom Satellite Fails After Sudden Impact
IBM Develops Method to Control Atom-Scale Magnetism
Voting On Lower Cellphone Taxes in Pennsylvania
Navy Orders Jet Fighter Radar Warning Receivers from Raytheon
U.S. Venture Funds Take Direct Route to Israeli Startups
Molecule Breaks Laws of Physics, Beats Friction
RFID Tags to Assist in Tracking First Responders
DoJ Subpoenas More Tech Firms
3-30-2006
RFMD Expands GaAs Wafer Fab
Spy Tool Available for Cell Phones
Motorola RAZR Doubles Market Share to Acquire Lead in Europe
Korea in Danger of Losing Broadband Leadership
SpaceDev Contracted by Air Force Research Lab for Nanosatellite
Soyuz ISS Expedition 13 Blasts Off with Russian, American, Brazilian Crew
Law Professor Bans Laptops in Class
NASA Eclipse Coverage Wows Worlds Web Watchers
EU Takes Issue with new Windows Plans
Google to Issue 5.3M More Shares
Unmanned Crafts Could Be "Next Great Step Forward"
3-29-2006
Japan Undertaking Cautious Review of Military Use of Space
Bluetooth Gets a Speed Boost
Global Internet Usage Slowing Down
Qualcomm Hurls Another Suit at Broadcom
U.S. Regains Top Tech Rank for Constructive Internet Use
NASA Making Wednesday's Eclipse Available for Global Viewing
Tech Company Announces Best Day to Post Jobs on the Internet
Motorola RAZR Still Dominating U.S. Handset Sales
STMicro Aims to Be Top Semi Supplier to China
Iranian Bloggers Find Themselves Under Attack
Scientists Make Water Run Uphill
Researchers Get Neurons and Silicon Talking
Zensys Announces Move of Headquarters & Executive Leadership Changes
3-28-2006
Tech Companies Worried About Immigration Bills
Tech Policy Think Tank Formed
Schott to Build Thin-Film Solar Plant
Analog Market to Grow 17%
EU to Tackle Cost of Cell Phone Use ‘Abroad’
Agilent Offering 802.11n Wireless Library
Brain Cells Fused with Computer Chips
South Korean RFID Vendors See Enormous Global Opportunities
U.S. House Lawmakers Offer Bill to Aid Telcos' Video
Meteorologists: New England Overdue for Big Hurricane
Saturn Ring Spokes May Re-appear in July
3-27-2006
Ericsson Execs Reportedly on Trial for Tax Evasion
Omron Antenna Boosts RFID Performance
Process Builds Electronic Function into Optical Fiber
New 'Liquid Lens' Data for Immersion Lithography
IE Under Attack: Microsoft Ponders Emergency Patch
Supersonic Scramjet Tested in Australia
New FEC Rules Would Regulate Paid Web Ads
3-25-2006
U.S. Telecommunications Transport Revenue to Reach $372.7 Billion by 2009
U.S. - British Relations Strained over Stealth Technology
Some Microsoft Workers Call for Heads to Roll
China's IC Demand Outpaces Production
British Telecom Attempts to Quell Excessive Downloading
Google Dominates U.K. Search Engine Market Share
SpaceX Falcon 1 Fails on Maiden Flight
Aerospace Engineers to Test Energy-Efficient Wing Design
The World's Ten Best-Selling Drugs (a Top 10 for everything now)
3-24-2006
IBM Devises Carbon Nanotube Chip
ARRL Views BPL Manufacturer's Interference Abatement Efforts with Interest
End of the Australian Boom for Mobiles?
Broadband Users More Likely to Use Web for News
U.S. Missile Science Slumping
RFID Technology Tracks Bird Flu in China
MIT Makes Move Toward Vehicles That Morph
Sleep Deprivation: The Great American Myth
Arotech Receives Funding for Zinc-Air Battery Development
Paper Battery Developer Raises $700,000
Towards a New Test of General Relativity
Was Einstein Wrong About Space Travel?
3-23-2006
'Executive' Monkeys Influenced by Other Executives, Not Subordinates (Dilbert fodder?)
IEEE Targets Nanoelectronics Commercialization
Over 1000 Teens Compete in Robotics Competition
New Conductive Plastic Could Lower Cost of Displays
China Preps Huge Ramp in Solar Production
Fear of Math: New Insight Into How We Count
Mobile TV Viewers Spend Increases $40 Per Month
JPL Performs First Two-Antenna Uplink Experiment
U.S. Government Presses China on Piracy Issues
Watchdog Group: Kazaa Tops List of Sneaky Software
European Space Camp in the Land of the Midnight Sun
3-22-2006
IEEE-USA Questions H-1B Program
Airlines Lose 204,000 Bags a Year
New Wrinkle in the Mystery of High-Temperature Superconductors
Whale Telecom Suit Against Qualcomm Dismissed
Supreme Court Mulls What Can Be Patented
Glonass System to Open for Russian Consumers in 2007
Samsung Offers Flash-Based Hard Drive
Astronomers Discover a River of Stars Streaming Across the Northern Sky
Plane to Fly Without Flaps or Pilot
Record-Beaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
Used Cellphones Fit the Bill for Many
Microsoft Delays Release of 'Windows Vista'
3-21-2006
Company Makes Good Living Through 'Patent Trolling'
Wireless-Sensor Networks Find a Fit in the Unlicensed Band
Nanoelectronics Roadmap Ams to Speed Commercialization
Customers Unwilling to Pay for Premium Services
Annual VoIP Survey Reveals Mass Migration
Light Detector Could Allow Broadband in Space
Gates Promises a New Internet Explorer Version Every Year
Climate Researchers Planning One-Petaflop Supercomputer
Shrinking Magnetic Storage Media Down to the Nanoscale
INX Debuts Emergency and Military Communications System
Scientists Discover How Coffee Can Reduce Risk of Pancreatitis
3-20-2006
Corporate Phone Bills Now One Third Cellular
Department of Defense Raises RFID II Contract Ceiling to $424.5 Million
A Federal Case: Agencies Fail IT Security Test
Big Brother's Big Business (psst...you're being watched)
Radar Used to Study Snow, Sleet & Rain
World's first Transparent IC
WAPI Battle Exposes Technology Rifts with China
Bush Signs Bill Targeting Knockoffs
Fuel Cells Seek Commercialization & Profits
ESA Wants Amateur Astronomers to Help Venus Express
Pirate Broadcasts Interfere With Miami Airplane Transmissions
3-17-2006
Duke Power May Build Nuclear Power Plants
M/A-COM Acquires Advanced Automotive Antenna Testing Facility
2006 Will Be the Acid Test for Ultra Low-Cost Handsets
Bluetooth Shipments Could Hit 1/2 a Billion in 2006
"Hello" Campaign Provides Rallying Point to Promote Amateur Radio
Fossett About to Complete Yet Another Round-World Flight
Astrophysicists Find Solid Evidence for Big Bang Inflation (but where did matter originate?)
Cool Timeline Here
Carbon-Based Electronics: Circuitry & Devices Based on Graphite
3-16-2006
Virginia Boy, 15, Recites 8,784 Digits of Pi
RIM Calls for Patent System Reform
2006 Military Technologies Conference Draws Some of the Industry's Finest
Researchers Deliver Drugs Using Wireless Implant
Semi Capital Spending Up 10% in 2006
Why the Web is Hitting a Wall in the U.S.
RFID Tags Can Transmit Computer Viruses
Computer Researchers Warn of New Net Attacks
Radar Altimetry Said Revolutionizing Ocean Surveys
Proposed California Law Would Track Predators by Satellite
Canadian Military to Probe Sale of Gear on eBay
3-15-2006
Movie Theaters May Ask to Jam Cell Phones
Study Says Chips in ID Tags Are Vulnerable to Viruses
Near-Field Communication to Hit Mass Market in 2007
UPA Approves Powerline Specification for Home Networking
Samsung Demos New Technology for Wireless Connectivity
GSM-Based Moto RAZR Phones Reappear on Store Shelves
Google Launches Interactive Online Map of Mars (no more asking for directions!)
Stopping by the Moon on Your Way to Mars?
Chinese Wireless Backers Accuse Yanks of 'Dirty Tricks'
France's Competition Watchdog Urges SMS Regulation
Electrons 'In Limbo' Seen for First Time
Researchers Identify New Form of Superior Memory Syndrome
3-14-2006
Consumer Electronics Boosting Jobs
Plan Would Widen Rural Areas' Access to Broadband Internet
British Rail Filed Patent for Flying Saucer in 1970
Second Galileo Launch Set for Autumn
Multinationals Seek Stakes in Israeli Startups
Study: 'Hands-Free' Cell Phones Just as Dangerous on Road
Intel Offers Peek into Research Activities
China Facing Almost Certain Environmental Disaster
There's More than Meets the Eye in Judging the Size of an Object
3-13-2006
ISO Rejects China's WLAN Standard
British Workers Encouraged to "Switch Off" from Work
China Cracking Down on Piracy
Newspaper Identifies CIA Employees Using Internet Search
Merger to Wed BlackBerries & Pone Systems
'Brain Training' Video Game Huge Hit Among Japanese Elderly
Two Telecommunications Craft Put in Orbit by Ariane 5
Research On The Road To Intelligent Cars
Samsung's UWB-Enabled Phones w/Ad Hoc Mesh Routing for GSM Net Bypass
3-12-2006
Razr Phones Pulled from Shelves Due to Glitch
FCC Directs Manassas BPL System to Act Following Ham's Interference Complaint
RFID Technology Advancing
Microsoft Pushes Unlicensed Spectrum Carve-Out
IEEE Web Site Works Smarter, Looks Sharper
Microsoft Unveils Origami
TSMC's February Sales Leap 40% Year-On-Year
Google Acquires Upstartle Online Word Processor
Google Acquires Online Word Processor Writely
Dell Opens up About Desktop Linux
3-10-2006
Office Cubicle Inventor Says He's Sorry (Sort Of)
Forbes: 102 New Billionaires Join Wealthiest List - Gates on Top
China to Buy 3 Billion RFID Tags
Israeli Army Deploys RFID Technology
A Cellphone in the Shape of the Iconic UK Red Telephone Box
Fabless Revenue Topped $40 Billion in '05
China Does Wireless Its Own Way
Savi Technology Designs RFID Tags for Harsh Environments
Tougher Electronic Components Developed
Cassini Finds Possible Liquid Water on Enceladus
Arecibo Detector is Discovering Thousands of Galaxies
3-9-2006
Raytheon Researchers Eye Boosting Laser Power to Weapons-Grade Levels
Samsung Unveils 10-Megapixel Phone
Qualcomm, 4G Systems Sign WCDMA Agreement
EU Commission to Decide on Mobile TV Within 12 Months
Microsoft Unveils Much-Hyped 'Origami' Device
Japanese Asteroid Probe Starts Talking Again
Sandia's Z Machine Exceeds Two Billion Degrees Kelvin
IBM Germany Leaves Windows for Linux
California Taking Power of Sun Mainstream
3-8-2006
U.S. House Recognizes Engineers as Agents of Innovation
Indian Phone Subscriptions Soar 39%in Year Ended February
Paveway II Dual-Mode Laser-Guided Bomb Test Flights a Success
Renewable Energy Biz to Hit $167 Billion by 2015
China to Test TD-SCDMA in Three More Cities
Peregrine Semiconductor Aims High with Low Phase Noise
Hidden Magnetism in Superconductivity
St. Cloud, FL Goes Live with Free Wi-Fi
Carbon Fiber Cars Could Put US on Highway to Efficiency
Experimental Atomic Clock Uses Ytterbium Pancakes
Popular U.K. Bill Would Give Hackers 10 Years in Prison
3-7-2006
Wireless USB Technology to Hit Stores by 2006Q3
Europe to Invest $3 Billion in Embedded Program
RFMD Expands Following Influx of Cash
Toronto City-Wide Wi-Fi Network Expected by Fall
Hydrogen Powered Cars to Be a GM Staple
Hypres Wideband All-Digital Receiver Earns DoD Approval
Japanese Scientists Refine Gasoline From Cow Dung
AT&T-BellSouth Deal Dials Back Ma Bell, 10,000 Layoffs Possible
Security Watch: Apple (not MS) Update Plugs 20 Security Holes
EU Spacecraft to Slam into the Moon (on purpose)
The Buzz: RIM's BlackBerry Saved
3-6-2006
Australians Consider Ditching Landlines Within 2 Years
Engineers Not Left Out of Oscar Action
Motorola Private Jet Crashes
AT&T Buys BellSouth for $67 Billion
Samsung Adds 8 GB Hard Drive to Mobile Phone
Senator Opposes Pentagon Plan to Downgrade Space Command
Wi-Fi Alliance® Chooses Azimuth Test Equipment for Certification Program
'Nano Skins' Show Promise as Flexible Electronic Devices
NASA Awards 5 Million Hours of Supercomputing Time to Researchers
Investment Group Said to Target Beijing for Wafer Fab
Think Solar Not Nuclear for Energy of the Future, Say UK Scientists
3-5-2006
Finns to Test Mobile Phone Radiation on Human Skin
ARRL Ham Aid "Gear Ready to Go" Awaits Next Disaster
RIM's $613 Million Compromise
Phone Companies Add More Broadband Customers than Cable
NASA Pushes Back New Millennium ST5 Launch to March 14
Russians to No Longer Pay for Incoming Mobile Calls
Hubble Confirms Pluto's New Moons
Microsoft Wants U.S. Courts in EU Fight
3-3-2006
Chinese Push for Local Domain Names
Air Force Wants Industry Ideas on Balloon-Based Radio Relay System
Philadelphia to Offer $20 Monthly Wi-Fi Access
Bush's India Visit Expands Technology Partnerships
U.S., India Seek Closer Military, Technology Ties
Study Finds Passengers Defy Cell Phone Ban on Planes
Idling Computers Crack Nazi Enigma Codes
EU to Microsoft: Comply or Pay Up
Magnetic Phenomenon May Improve RAM Memories & Capacity of HDDs
Satellite Connectivity for Airline Passengers & Government Apps
3-2-2006
Russian Rocket Misfires, Satellite Likely Lost (Loral: send Bernard Schwartz ala w/China)
Trojan Virus Attacks Cellphones
Home Workers More Productive, Liberated
Europe Suffers 8.2% Year-on-Year Decline in Chip Sales
SIA: January Chip Sales Up 7% Year-on-Year
Scaling Problems Beset Semiconductor Industry
Study Suggests Passengers Risking Safety by Ignoring Airline Rules
Internet Phone Service Soaring in U.S.
New Twist in Classical Mechanics Finds Way Around 225-Year-Old Paradox
Bio-Diesel Car Rental Opens In Los Angeles
3-1-2006
Eight Companies to Investigate Lethal Effects of High-Power Microwaves
40% of World's 82,000 Hotspots in the U.S.
Mobile Text Addicts Damaging Their Digits
Cambridge Project Advances Materials for Wireless Apps
Study: Cellphones Can Impact Cockpit Devices
Senators Wage Tax War on Broadband
Russian Governor Targets U.S. Investors
EETimes VC Counter Breaks Through $1/2-Billion
Windows Vista: A Sneak Peek
Tensions High in China & Taiwan

 

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