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Engineering & Technical Headline News Archive - October 2006

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10-31-2006
Professor Drives Scientific Stake Into The Heart Of Ghost, Vampire Myths - Just in Time for Halloween
RF Component Profits Steady in Q2 2006
China Web Control Stirs Controversy at Internet Forum
European Satellites Aim to Provide Mobile TV Services
Military Aircraft Funding to Peak This Year, Decline Over Next Decade
Electronics Giants Try to Reduce 'Cable Spaghetti' With Wireless HighDef TV
Bluetooth Takes a Bigger Bite
NASA Gives Green Light to Hubble Rescue
Peeping Toms Utilizing High-Tech Gadgetry in Spy Pursuits
The Power Behind Insect Flight: Researchers Reveal Key Kinetic Component
Russian Dreams of Reaching Mars First
10-30-2006
Phone Alerts Couples to Baby-Making Window
Statue of Liberty's Torch Now Lit With Pennsylvania Windmill Energy
Verizon's Quarterly Profit Rises on Wireless Gains
Nokia Enters Car Navigation Market
Handset Sales Forecasts Upgraded
Qualcomm Gains Ruling Over Broadcom
Hawaiian Boy, 14, Named Top Young Scientist of Year
Taiwan to Ship 26% of Handsets by '08
Hong Kong Launches Spectrum Policy Consultation
Are DC-DC Converters Near Power Density Limit?
Web Site Automates Fake Boarding Passes
New Microscope Used for Nano Research
10-28-2006
U.S. Hails Airborne Laser as Weapons Milestone
Incredibly Powerful Magnet Ready for Use at Los Alamos Lab
A Healthy Amateur Radio Service: "Priceless!" ARRL CEO Says
Wi-Fi's CE Adoptions Open the Door for Millions of Wi-Fi Shipments
SkyPilot and Galaxy Partner to Deliver Boston Downtown Wi-Fi HotZone
NASA to Decide Whether to Repair Hubble
10-27-2006
MEMC Lands $3B Solar Deal With Taiwan
Australia to Build World's Largest Solar-Power Plant
Study Shows Cell-Phone-Only Crowd Growing, Not Affecting Polls Yet
NASA Invention of the Year Winner Named
Two Hundred Million A-GPS Enabled Cellphones
Optoelectronics Sales to Top Discrete Semi's for First Time
Motorola Interested in Buying Sagem
Mishap During Progress M-58 Docking With ISS
U.S. Control of Internet Remains Touchy
NASA Satellite Finds the World's Most Intense Thunderstorms
A Second Childhood For The Rocketeers
Alloy of Hydrogen and Oxygen Made From Water
10-26-2006
Hezbollah Has Not Cracked the Encoding in SINCGARS Radio Systems
$3 Billion for US Hot-Zones in the Next 4 Years
Analyst Expects Dull (but profitable) Holidays for Electronics
Low-Cost Phone Market Sizzling in China
Wireless System Can Detect Disabled Vehicles Around Corners
Northrop Grumman Develops Solid-State Laser for Different Military Missions
Sony Battery Replacement Program Could Cost $431M
Space Radiation Poses Serious Obstacle to Future NASA Missions
Engineers Propose Way to Cut Power Outages
1000 Sols On Mars
Blind Web Surfers Sue Target - What Next?
10-25-2006
Drug Raid Turns Up Los Alamos Classified Documents
American Consumers Not Connecting with 3G
RFMD Delivers Record Quarterly Revenue
Low-Cost Phone Market Sizzling in China
85% of North American Businesses Will Have WLANs by 2010
AWR To Donate RF Design Software To Peking University
Celebs Who Claim They're Green but Guzzle Gas
Stock Options Scandal Leaves Trail of Toasted Execs
'DVD Jon' Unlocks Apple Music Download Protection
BenQ Suffers Losses, Sells Assets
Ultraviolet Light Reveals Secrets Of Nanoscale Electronic Materials
10-24-2006
Cellphone Use Increases Risk of Infertility
Wal-Mart (Chi-Mart) Plans Aggressive Holiday Electronics Push
Wireless Connectivity to Be the Future for Portable Navigation Devices
Researchers Strengthen Plastic With Wood Fiber
Azimuth Systems Delivers Solution For New Wi-Fi Alliance Certification Test Methodology
Rapidly Deployable Wireless Communication System Introduced at MILCOM 2006
ESA's Small Proba Satellite Celebrates Five Years In Space
Google Unveils Tools for Search Engines
Plutonium or Greenhouse Gases? Weighing the Energy Options
Sony Recalls Its Own Batteries
Hackers Target Online Stock Accounts
Exotic Relatives of Protons and Neutrons Discovered
10-23-2006
Pentagon Urges 'Relevant' R&D
AT&T Profit Jumps 74% On Cingular Wireless Gains
L.A. Boy Scouts Get Award Patch for 'Respecting Copyrights'
Microsoft Sees Fast Growth in Windows Phones
Invention: Microwave-Oven Gun
Global Handset Shipments Hit Record 256 Million Units in Q3 2006
CatsEye Laser Threat Warning System to Protect Army Aircraft Against Laser-Guided Weapons
Transit Of Mercury on November 8th
AWR Opens Dedicated Office in Japan, Appoints Michiyoshi Endo as Managing Director
Engineers Shed Light On Crash of the USS Macon, Last of the 'Flying Aircraft Carriers'
During Solar Conjunction Mars Spacecraft Will Be on Autopilot
Russian Scientists Warn of Asteroid Impact Hazard in 2035
Flat Panels Drive Old TVs From Market
10-22-2006
FCC "Omnibus" Report and Order Contains Pluses, Minuses and Errors
Bacteria Use Radioactive Uranium to Convert Water Molecules to Useable Energy
Thrills and Spills Abound at Rocket Fest
DOD Won't Award Cash in Next Robot Race
Mobile Phones Now An Essential Tool in Connecting Parents and Young
10-20-2006
Military Spending to Stay Healthy Over Next Decade (or not, depending on elections)
Boeing To Build More Wideband Gapfiller Satellites
Video-Hungry Users Could Push Internet to the Brink
Business Use of Wireless IM to Exceed $2 Billion
Duke Takes Wraps Off Cloaking Device
Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking to Divorce
ESA's MetOp Weather Satellite Reaches Polar Orbit
Entertainment Will Drive USA Mobile Data Revenues
Lunar Lander Prototype Passes Test
HP Hops Ahead of Dell in PC Shipment Rankings
YouTube Purges 30,000 Copyrighted Files
Study Indicates a Few Extra Pounds Good
10-19-2006
More U.S. Households Abandoning the Landline
Sensors, Electronics, Nets Top DoD Research Spending
First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak
Cingular 3Q Profit More Than Triples to $847 Million
IBM Net Income Spikes 47%
Quantum Entanglement Demonstrated
Research and Markets Unveils RFID Equipment Business Report
Levi's to Launch Jeans Branded Mobile Phones
Radio Shack Offering Classes for Technologically Illiterate
Microsoft Releases Long-Awaited Internet Explorer 7
Stingray Jumps Into Boat, Stabs Man With Barb
Longwave Light is Converted to Shortwave
New Russian Spaceship Will Be Able to Fly to Moon
10-18-2006
Some Internet Addicts Cover Up Habit
Bush Signs Order to Deny Adversaries Access to Space for Hostile Purposes
Research and Markets Unveils RFID Equipment Business Report
Battery Developer Claims Hybrid Car Advance
Mobile Networks to Cover 90% of the World's Population by 2010
How Can We Make Nanoscale Capacitors Even Smaller?
VCs Bullish on Clean Technology
Nuclear-Blast Computer Simulations No Match for Real Thing
Study Says Caffeine Abuse Can Be Serious (admission: I'm a user)
One In Three Workers Jot Down Passwords
Optical Electronic Devices Could Benefit From New Semiconductor Standard
Loral to Raise $300 Million in New Equity Capital to Pursue Growth Opportunities
10-17-2006
Scientists Claim Creation of Element 118 (that is some heavy gas!)
India May Quit EU-led Galileo GPS Project
Samsung Posts Huge Profits Jump: 45%
Google Plans Largest U.S. Solar-Powered Office
U.S. Army Depot Recognized for Best Manufacturing Practices
Europe's Agenda for Expanding Wireless "Commons"
Consumer Electronics Holiday Gift Spending to Reach $21 Billion
Radar helps locate meteorite in Kansas
Students Submit Experiments to NASA
Web Could Be Terror Training Camp: Chertoff
Study Reveals Ways to Improve Systems Using New Weather Technology
Online Help-Wanted Ads Fall in September
10-16-2006
EU Refuses to Rule Out Military Role for Galileo GPS Network (translation: it will be used for military role)
ECA Reports Continued Upswing in Electronic Component Orders
Chinese City May Fine Web Surfers
Cellphone Buyers Want More Than Just a Thin Device
Sony Unveils New Digital Walkman
Mimicking Nature: Researchers Imitate Lotus Leaves for Self-Cleaning Photovoltaic Arrays and Other Electronic Uses
Bridging the Microscope Gap
Team Uses Laser Pulses to Control Quantum Processes
Nokia Tips India as Second-Largest Market
EU Says Europeans Need to Know They Can Turn Off RFID Tags
Northwestern Researchers Develop Bistable Nanoswitch
Reuters Opens Virtual News Bureau in Second Life
10-15-2006
FCC Releases Long-Awaited "Omnibus" Amateur Radio Report and Order
War Robots Invade Washington!
Holiday Outlook Healthy for Gadgets
Working Model of the $100 Laptop Arrives
VHS Named History Milestone for October
A Boost for Solar Cells With Photon Fusion
Department of Justice Approval of BellSouth-AT&T Merger Without Conditions Touches off Controversy
Report: LBO Threatens Freescale's RF Business
Power Restored to Hubble Camera Detector
Sony Laptop Battery Recall Widens - Fujitsu Recalling 287,000
Nanoparticle Assembly Enters the Fast Lane
10-13-2006
FCC Votes to Let Low-Power Devices Use Empty TV Channels After Digital Switchover
Northrop Grumman Test-Fires Powerful, Continuously Pulsed Illuminator Laser
Low Cost Handset Shipments Set to Take Off
Philips Sells Handset Business to Chinese Company
VCs Are Still Putting $2 Billion a Year Into Chips
Space Station Gyroscope Shut Down Due to Excessive Vibration
Eight Million Americans Capture Videos Using Cellphones
China Issues White Paper on Space Activities
Video Game Sales Soar in September
10-12-2006
EU Set to Decide on European Institute of Technology
Judge Rules Against Qualcomm in Patent Case, but Won't Halt Phone Sales
High Costs Hindering 3G Sales
Pumpkin Power Dawns for African Cell Phone Networks
Report Criticizes British Science Program
CCAT to Assist Businesses in Commercializing Technologies Developed for Military & Homeland Security
Warm Winter Predicted for Most of U.S. (by the same folks that told us to expect a record hurricane)
German-Chinese Aviation Opens New Horizons for Cooperation and 1-Way Technology Transfer
Cybercrime Flourishes in Online Hacker Forums
10-11-2006
Singapore Offering Free WiFi "Almost Everywhere"
Consumer Electronics Will Become the New Growth Market for Wi-Fi
Nokia Expects to Sell WiMAX Cell Phones in 2008
U.S. Reportedly Probing Private-Equity Firms
Want Tunes With Those Fries?
Group Pilots Use of Biofuels to Expand Mobile Coverage
Alien Technology Releases Gen2 UHF RFID Integrated Circuit
YouTube's New Deep Pockets
Men Delay ER Visits Till After the Game
Classic Rock Driving Ringtone Growth
Google Offering Free Software Package to Challenge MS Office
Nanotechnology to Stop Weaponized Anthrax In Its Tracks
Guessing Games For Japan's "Information Gathering Satellite" Program
10-10-2006
IEEE 802.15.4a Task Group Approves Wireless Net Spec
Fabless Companies Will Slowly Shift to Asia
MIT Study Faults U.S. Data Collection on Offshoring
Scientists Grapple With How to Discern a Nuclear Test
VC Kills Fund Because Technology Not Worth the Effort
Boeing Satellite Fleet Demonstrates Industry-Leading Longevity
Google to Buy YouTube for $1.65 Billion
Phone Shipments to Fall Short of Landmark Figure
IBM Cuts 400 Engineering Jobs in U.S.
First Underwater Radio Modem Goes Into Commercial Production
A Canadian Candy Bar's Long Journey to America
Mars Orbiter Images Thrill NASA Scientists
10-9-2006
U.S. Space Policy Asserts Military Role
Leveraged Buyout Threatens Freescale's RF Operations, Warns Analyst
Reviving China's WAPI "War" Against IEEE 802.11i
Raytheon Awarded Further Jam-Resistant GPS Contract
US Patent for On-Chip Fractal Antenna
Laser Ranging Successfully Tracks Satellite
A Fatwa Against Ringtones
AWR Releases Latest Mobile WiMAX Design Capability for VSS
Gartner Predicts Soft Landing for Chip Market in 2007
Microsoft Releases Final Test Version of Vista
Nails on Chalkboard Research Among Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Assessing Fixed Service Sat Market Prospects In Each World Regions
10-8-2006
Motorola iRadio Readies Launch
Human Brain Region Functions Like Digital Computer
Ansari First Person to Be Granted an Honorary Doctorate While in Space
Scientists Build Better Navigation Aids
Swedish Researcher Launches Unique Search Engine for the Web
Airbus Sinks Into Chaos
Top 10 Reasons It's Almost Impossible to Compete with Google
10-7-2006
Details Emerge on Broadband Licenses Won by SpectrumCo LLC
ARRL Plans Federal Court Appeal of Certain BPL Rules
Miniskirts Steal Limelight at Japan Tech Trade Show
Hitachi to Recall 16,000 Sony-Made Batteries
10-5-2006
Sell Samsung Phones - Get a Free House
Apple Admits Stock Options Backdating
U.K. Set to Legalize "iTrip"-Style FM Transmitters
Phone Sales to Slow from Next Year (same wrong prediction, likely)
Arrest Warrants Sought for ex-HP Chair, Others
'Mission-Critical' Broadband Driving Government Nets
Oil Riches Fuel Russian Military Space Revival
Google Launches Search Service for Computer Code
FTC Intervenes In Formation Of ULA Joint Venture By Boeing And LM
Fungus Threatens Jack-o-Lanterns
The Point of Icicles
10-4-2006
Employers Beware: BlackBerry Addiction Lawsuits May Be Next
UWB Design Simplified for Broadband Comms Links
RFMD Advances 2 Positions in Leading Research Firm's Ranking of Worldwide RF & Baseband Semiconductor Suppliers
Japanese Man Recites First 100,000 Digits of Pi
Fujitsu to Recall 287,000 Sony-Made Batteries
Nokia Launches Bluetooth Follow-On Wireless LAN
Millennium Cell to Receive Funding in 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill for Fuel Cell Research
'E-Cycling' Movement Catches On With Consumers, Municipalities
Object Off Alaska Coast May Be WWII Sub
Ceramic Microreactors Developed for On-site Hydrogen Production
Tablet PC + WiFi to Replace Medical Charts and Patient Files
Negative Effects of Caffeine Stronger on Daytime Sleep Than Nocturnal Sleep
10-3-2006
Nokia Unveils Bluetooth Rival - "Wibree"
Airships, Balloons Set to Deliver Broadband
More Buyouts Coming
'Tech Overshoot' Under Fire
IBM Detours From Moore's Law
Two Americans Share Physics Nobel Prize for Work on Early Universe
Spirent Communications Selected by DLR to Provide Advanced Galileo Test
Fuel Cell-Powered Cellphones Years Away
Scientists Solve Spintronics Setback
Google Opens Full Scale New York Office
first Female Space Tourist Longs to Head Back to Space
Bloggers Getting Hit With Libel Lawsuits
10-2-2006
Screaming Phones Plan to Cut Down Mobile Theft
Teen Engineering Prodigy Implanted With Medical Microchip Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Florida
Chip Sales Reach All-Time High
GaAs Demand Climbing
Solar Flares Cause GPS Failures, Possibly Devastating for Jets and Distress Calls
Bluetooth Chip Market "Taking Off"
Comment: Battery Failures Could Scorch Sony Name
Scientists Eye Open Peer Review
Intel's UWB Silicon, Reference Designs Are Available
U.S. to Allow ICANN Independence by 2009
Russia, Malaysia Ink Space Deal as Tourist Flight Prices Rise
10-1-2006
Motorola: The College Boy
"It Seems to Us . . ." Pretending to Sleep - ARRL on BPL
Laptop Makers Line Up for Sony Battery Exchange
IEEE-USA Cosponsors Convocation Encouraging State, Local Leadership to Strengthen U.S. Competitiveness
Virgin Galactic Reveals Spacecraft Design
Improbable 'Buckyegg' Hatched
NASA Mars Rover Arrives at Dramatic Vista on Red Planet
Internet Domain Name Ruling Body Given More Independence from U.S.
Software Helps Solve ‘One Small Step’ Mystery

 

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