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Engineering & Technical Headline News Archive - September 2006

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9-29-2006
Sony Ericsson, Fossil Team Up on Bluetooth Watches - One Step Closer to Dick Tracey
U.S. Still Top Design Influencer; China, India Rising Fast
Sony Battery Woes Deepen on More PC Maker Recalls
New Electron Transfer Method Created
Beijing Secretly Fires Lasers to Disable U.S. Satellites
Solar Flares Could Disable Mobile Phones
Microsoft Sets $250 Price for Zune, Songs for 99 Cents
Future U.S. Nuclear Plant Studies to Begin
China Claims Success in Test of Fusion Reactor
RIM Starts Review of Historical Stock Option Grants
British Man to Use Frequent-Flyer Miles for Trip to Space
9-28-2006
GPS Positioned for Mass Cellular Uptake
AT&T to Cut Hundreds of U.S. Tech Jobs
Compact Kinetic Energy Missile Test Successful
SAIC Plans IPO
Europe Says It Leads in Mobile TV, But Lacks Frequency
Bluetooth Group Assists in Raid on Chinese Plant
NASA Mars Rover Arrives at Dramatic Vista on Red Planet
China Tests Out Fusion Reactor
U.S. Air Force Takes Control of Latest GPS Satellite
Bringing Quantum Effects In Out of the Cold: Bose-Einstein Condensation in the Solid State
U.S. Homework Outsourced as "e-Tutoring" Grows
9-27-2006
New UWB Technique Could Speed Deployment
Nokia Shows GPS Enabled Handset
Raid on Unapproved Chinese Bluetooth Product Factory
India to Auction 3G Spectrum
ZigBee's Improved Spec Incompatible With v1.0
World's Largest Superconducting Solenoid Magnet Reaches Full Field
French Surgeons Say Zero-Gravity Surgery a Success
Dresses from High-Tech Fabric Light up Catwalk
Intel Plans Quad-Core Computer Chip
Gallup Poll Finds Americans Overall Strongly Support Space Exploration
Even on the Ground, Space Elevators May Have Uses
World's Largest Scientific Computing Grid Sustains a Million Jobs Per Month
9-26-2006
Proposal: Let License-Free Broadband Use FM Radio Band in Subways
Three-Year-Old Boy Buys Pink Convertible on eBay
Report Finds Gender Bias in University R&D
China Readies 3G Trials
Microsoft Spin-Off to Take on MySpace, Facebook
Commercial Rocket Crashes After Launch
On Airplanes, Fiber Optics Poised to Reach New Heights
House Panel Subpoenas HP Executives
Demand for German High-Tech Products Rises
Switching Between Matter and Antimatter -- 3 Trillion Times a Second
NASA Balloon Carries High Altitude Student Platform to the Edge of Space
Sony Launches GPS for Cameras
9-25-2006
Dell to Hire 500 Engineers
Semi Suppliers Feel Chill, Brace for the Fall
PXI Express-Based Synthetic Instruments for RF, Microwave Military Applications
Criminals Flock to the Internet
Honda Diesel Engine Could Rival Gasoline Power
Latest GPS Bird Ready for Launch from Cape Canaveral
Students Launch Project to Send Rocket Into Space for Under £1,000
New Device Tests Uncertainty Principle With New Precision
European Aerospace Industry Set to Enter Russia
2 Sentenced to Death in Florida Xbox Killings
Messages That Go `Poof' After Sending Them
9-24-2006
League Pledges to Pursue BPL Interference Complaints, Mulling Appeal
WiMax Service Providers Form Global Roaming Alliance
Cingular Wins U.S. Military Contract
Forbes: Ten Trends To Watch in 2006 - Right So Far?
The House of Innovation
Samsung's Quinn Faces Prison Over DRAM Price Fixing
Long-Distance Infrared Switch Can Reflect Light Over >1"
Asia Shivers as Chill Moves on U.S. Economy - What?
9-22-2006
The European Patent Debate: Who Decides What's a Patent?
One Dead as MagLev Train Crashes in Germany at 125 mph
U.S. Cities Install WiFi-Enabled Parking Meters
Industry Renews Call to Study Nanotechnology Risks
Senate Telecom Bill Still Short of Votes
The IC Industry's Reversals of Fortune
Russia to Fund Military Electronics
Chip Production Soars, Capacity Creeps
III-Vs & Silicon Come Together: New Hybrid Silicon Laser
U.S. Government Extends Oversight of ICANN
Surprises From the Edge of the Solar System
Commerce Department Loses 1,100 Laptop Computers Since 2001
9-21-2006
Motorola Unveils Phone Vending Machines
FCC Seen Backing Airline's Broadband at Logan
SIA Warns of Declining U.S. Production Capacity
Keithley Sponsors Blog for Wireless Design Industry
Femtocells Could Upset Cellular/WiFi Dual-Mode Handset Market
Yale to Make Select Courses Available on the Internet
Mobile Phone Industry Aims to Reduce Pollution
Japanese Chemical Supplier to Spend $1 Billion on Wafer Expansion
Dell Warned of Nasdaq Delisting
L-3 Communications Installs mm-wave Body-Screening Security Portals
Shuttle Atlantis Returns Safely to Earth - Hoorah!
Fuel Cell-Powered Wireless Camera for Homeland Security, Defense
9-20-2006
Company Calls for U.S. Version of RoHS
Telecom Hall of Fame Names Laureates
Most 10-Year-Olds Own a Mobile Phone
Civilians, Military Seek Different Kinds of Software-Defined Radio
U.S. Board Maker Pleads Guilty to Exports to Iran
M/A-COM Low-Cost, Lead-Free PQFN Packaged Switch
Broadcom CFO Steps Down Over Options Probe
Small, Low-Noise Oscillator Developed
Huge Market Growth Forecast for UWB, ZigBee
Silicon Valley Clone Planned for India
China Destroys 13 Million Bootleg CDs, DVDs, Software Disks
'Superlens' Reveals Hidden Nanostructures
9-19-2006
Motorola to Buy Symbol Technologies for $3.9 Billion!
Airwaves Sale Grosses Record $13.9 Billion
SSC Gets Galileo RF License Until 2037
IMF Warns of Asian Electronics Slowdown
Communications Engineer Launches Retro Phone Appeal
Microsoft Sues Another 20 Alleged Software Pirates
Elevated IC inventories worry analysts
Companies Losing Productivity by Not Allowing Flexible Working
European Space Leaders Meet to Discuss Defence and Security
Worldwide Mobile CAPEX to Exceed $150 Billion by 2012
Psst! Coffee Drinkers: Fruit Flies Have Something to Tell You About Caffeine
9-18-2006
Ericsson Revamps Its Structure - Will Hire 500 Engineers
U.S., U.K. Launch Research Coalition
India Designates WiMax Frequencies
Electric Jolt Triggers Release Of Biomolecules, Nanoparticles
Chips Go Toward Laser Light
Unpublished Papers Reveal Lesser-Known, But Significant Research of Sir Isaac Newton
Private Equity Cracks Electronics Industry
Why Private Money Likes Chips
Can You Hear Me When It Counts?
first Female Space Tourist Ansari Hopes Space Travel Will Increase Respect for Earth Environment (as millions of pounds of pollutants are injected into air to get there)
Cheyenne Mountain Exodus Continues
Upgraded Space Station May Rival Venus in Night Sky
9-17-2006
ARRL Granted Experimental License for 500 kHz Research by Radio Amateurs
Atlantis Astronauts Complete Final Spacewalk
High-Tech Shopping Carts Face Hurdles
Meet the Real 4 Million Dollar Woman
Sun CEO Among the Few Chiefs Who Blog
Giant Puffy Planet Discovered 450 Light-Years From Earth
China Reports Major Anti-Piracy Move
9-15-2006
Smuggling Phones Through a Sewerage Pipe in Hong Kong
Keithley's Metrology Services Earn Rigorous ISO 17025 Accreditation
Wireless Design Contest Offers $20K in Prize Money
OMMIC Launches X-Band & C-Band Phase Shifters, Attenuators
Cyber Crime Becoming More Organized
"Star Trek" Heads Back to TV With Digital Makeover
Chicago Facility Outfits Amputees With Bionic Limbs
NASA 'Ecstatic' About ISS EVA Work
U.S. Orders 36 Van-Based X-Ray Screening Systems for Counterterrorism Applications
Strange New Planet Baffles Astronomers
New Lockheed Martin Solar Arrays Begin Providing Power to Space Station
9-14-2006
Einstein Was at Least 99.95% Right
Effectiveness of Missile Interception in Surprise Attack Debated
Cellular Modem Market is Finally Taking Off
New Battery Tech Still Years Away
Engineer Designs Less-Risky Reactor for Clean, Safe Energy
Mobile Phone-Based 3-D GPS Navigation Service
Segway Scooters Recalled for Falling Hazard
IBM-Magna Deal Seeks to Boost Intelligent Auto Systems
Astronauts Unfurl Space-Station Solar Panel
RoHS-Exempt Component Prices Rise
Tiny Fuel Cell Might Replace Batteries In Laptop Computers, Portable Electronics
AT&T Launches Broadband TV Service
Russian Duma Rejects Madonna Space Station Visit
9-13-2006
UWB, ZigBee Chipset Markets to Boom
Group Releases Spec for Cellphone Security
UK Leads in Mobile Music Consumption
IBM Unveils first Cell Computer
BAE Works with DHS to Apply Mil IR Countermeasures to Commercial Aircraft
One Billion 3G Cellphone Users by 2010
Marvell Subject to Nasdaq Delisting
BMW to Roll Out first Hydrogen-Burning Car Next Year
Fujitsu Races Along Moore's Law
Wearing a Helmet Puts Cyclists at Risk
NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reaches Planned Flight Path
Meteoric Sonic Boom Rattles Southern New Zealand
9-12-2006
Monopoly's New Tokens: A RAZR Phone, Starbucks Coffee, McDonald's French Fries, Prius Hybrid Car
FCC Sets Roadmap for Using Vacant TV Airwaves
Azimuth Systems Announces Voice over Wi-Fi Handset Test Suite
Launch of 2nd Galileo Test Satellite Delayed Until 2007
Patent Sought for "Invention to Eliminate Interference"
Pluto Is Now Just a Number: 134340
LG Electronics Selects RFMD to Support Upcoming EDGE Mobile Devices
Agilent Licenses 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Technology from Remcom
Qualcomm to Link FLO, CDMA Licensing
Linear: No Options Misconduct
Helium Shortage Threatens to Deflate Party Balloon Sales
9-11-2006
Post-9/11, Technology Keeps Us a Step Ahead
Freescale Stock Soars Amidst Buyout Buzz
Broadcom's Stock Woes Double
Atlanta Is Most Wired City in the U.S.
Lasers Making Ultra-Precise Atomic Clocks Even Better
3G Phone Owners Want GPS Services
Bosnian Teen Threatened to Kill Father With Grenade for Refusing to Return Her Mobile Phone
Stephen Hawking Looking for Assistant
Shuttle Links Up With Space Station for Delivery
Explosives at the Nanoscale With 'World's Smallest Controlled Heat Source'
Satellite Radio Set to Soar
Fuel Cell Material Advance Overcomes Low Humidity Conductivity Problem
9-10-2006
Maine's Governor is Now KB1NXP
Shopping Centers Install WiFi to Attract Customers
Cable Consortium Poised to Capture Large Block of Broadband Wireless Spectrum
One-2wo Particle Punch Poses Greater Risk for Astronauts
70-Year-Old Grandma Wins Nintendo Sponsored "Brain Age" Competition
Atlantis Heads to Space Station on Key Construction Mission
9-8-2006
CipherLinx: A New Era of Secure RF
CBS to Use Bluetooth to Beam TV Clips to Passersby
Miami, LA Top List of Cellphone Chatterers
New Battery Technology Announced
Call Quality Affected as More Subscribers Make Calls Indoors
War of Words Between Microsoft and EU
Consumers Wont Pay for Mobile Video
More Stock Options Woes for Broadcom
IRS Joins Bay Area Options Backdating Task Force
Shuttle Launch Postponed Until Saturday
NASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal
Model Rocket Contest Opens Registration
9-7-2006
New IBM Supercomputer Aiming for Petaflop
SEC Investigating Over 100 Firms for Option Backdating
RIM Pushes BlackBerry Into Consumer Handset Market
Hewlett-Packard Probed in Media-Leak Scandal
Physicists Develop Nanotransistors
European Scientists Pleased With Lunar Probe's Data
Rockwell Collins Acquires Developer of RF Modem and Networking Products
Eutelsat Comms Delivers Strong Results in 2005-2006
Plant Cells Improve Efficiency of Solar Panels
Microsoft Sets Pricing for Vista Variants
Real-Time Traffic Routing From the Comfort of Your Car
In the Iraqi War Zone, U.S. Army Calls for 'Green' Power
9-6-2006
Competitiveness Fading on Re-Election Agenda?
Semi Industry On Track for Record-Breaking Year
Alcatel Wins Contract For German Military Satcom BW Satellites
Korean Air Bans In-Flight Use of Dell, Apple Laptops Over Battery Problem
China Mobile Phone Output Roughly 400 Million This Year
Powerful New Technique: Radio Signal "Fingerprinting"
Full Length Movies on Mobile Phones
Worst Is Yet to Come From Intel
Northrop Grumman Wins Joint Warfighting Center Contract Worth Up To $686 Million
Anheuser-Busch to launch Bud.TV
Atlantis Launch Scrubbed Due to Fuel Cell Glitch
Big Bang's Afterglow Fails Intergalactic 'Shadow' Test
9-5-2006
This Cellphone Anti-Theft Service is a Scream. Literally.
Matsushita Recalls 6,000 Notebook PC Batteries
Steve Irwin's Death Clogs Web Sites
China Readies Low-Cost PC Based on Its Godson CPU
Intel's Big Layoff Nears
Applied Materials Bets on Solar Cells As Growth Engine
Dow Corning: Solar Now Primary Focus
Moon Mission Ends Successfully for Smart 1
GPS-Guided Projectile Puts Raytheon-BAE Excalibur Closer to Fielding
Diode Laser Could Be Vital For Safeguarding Aircraft
IRS Gave $318 Million Away in Fraudulent Refunds
New GaN UV Sensor is Highly Versatile
NASA Optimistic for Wednesday Launch
9-1-2006
Forbidden Cellphone Detector for Airplanes
New Electrode for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries
Mobile Companies Develop New, Faster 4G Technology
Online Recruiting Rebounds in August
Intel to Cut 10K Jobs on Tuesday
Court Dismisses Broadcom Suit Against Qualcomm
Lockheed Martin Wins Multibillion-Dollar NASA Contract
USAF Awards $49M Contract to Space Data Corporation for Communications System
Wi-Fi Black Magic Boasts Super Signal Range
Chipmakers Look For Loyalty
NASA To Try to Launch Space Shuttle Wednesday
GE Invests $100 Million to Grow its LED Lighting Business

 

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