Technical Headline News Archive - February 2007

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

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Nokia-Qualcomm Patent Suit Stayed by ITC Judge

Industrial Use of License-Free Wireless is "Booming"

Lead-Free Evaluation and Protocol Highlight Military Technologies Conference March 27, 28

States from Maine to Oregon Brace for Daylight-Saving Time Computer Bug

Analog TV Nears Sign-Off as DTV Mandate Approaches

The Enduring Mystery of Light

Teens Spend More Time at Computers, Become Less Active as They Grow Older

Does Age Affect a Pilot's Ability to Fly?

NASA Delays Shuttle Atlantis Launch Due to Hail Damage (why was it rolled out so early, anyway?)

Researchers Working on Laser System to Deflect Asteroid Collision with Earth

Online Addict Dies After "Marathon"


Stocks Fall As Chinese Stocks Take a Hit

Washington State Considers RFID Restrictions

Thailand to RFID-tag All Vehicles

Invisible RFID Ink Tattoos - "Dattoos"

The Murky Ethics of Implanted RFID Chips

Iraqi Telecom Market Awaits Liberalization in 2007

Automated-Home Protocols Proliferate

Judge Delays Nokia - Qualcomm Lawsuit

Coffee: Aroma, Taste and Dietary Fiber (it just keeps getting better!)

Cost Now Driving Factor in Semiconductors

Scientific Literacy: How Do Americans Stack Up?

EDA CEOs Predict Strong 2007

Europeans Begin to Write Off Low-Lying Coastal Areas Due to Global Warming

Hail Damages Shuttle on Launch Pad


WRC-07 Preparatory Meeting Underway in Geneva

India Poised to Be an R&D Hub for Projects Outsourced from Developed Nations

Tech Camps Blast China Export Plan

European Spacecraft Makes Mars Flyby

1/3 of U.S. Internet Users Have Tried Using a Wireless Connection

New Stamping Process Creates Metallic Interconnects, Nanostructures

Huge Patent Verdict Spotlights U.S. Patent Debate

Paralysis Beam from Peak Beam Systems

Army Asks Industry to Design Magnetometer and EM Sensors to Hunt Buried Mines

U.S. Government Funds Fuel Cell Project

Lockheed Martin Team Qualifies to Bid on First FAA Nextgen Program

11 Dead, Over 100 Hurt at Kite Flying Festival in Pakistan


EPA Car Mileage Ratings Adjusted Down

ARRL Seeks Comments on New HF Digital Protocol

IEEE Begins Standard to Optimize Radio/Spectrum Usage in Wireless Networks

CDMA Industry Witnesses Record Breaking Growth


Hitachi Unveils Powder-Sized RFID Chips to Track Data

European Telecommunications Market Growth Slows

Europe Set for Billion-Euro Gamble with Comet-Chasing Probe

U.S. Solar Use Growing Despite Manufacturing Woes

Legislators Barring Electronic Distractions

RIAA Fights Back, Threatens Open Wi-Fi

Mystery Cell Phone Charges

Microsoft Ordered to Pay $1.52B to Alcatel-Lucent in MP3 Case

Minnesota Law to Force Companies to Use Wind, Sun to Produce Energy

Russian Rocket Explosion Creates Dangerous Space Junk

Bosch's New MEMS Sensor Monitors Car Batteries

Scientists Build a Better Rocket Engine


Skype Files FCC Petition to Open up Cellular Nets

Former DuPont Scientist Pleads Guilty in Theft

U.S. to Discuss Easing Tech Trade Curbs with India

Chip Plant Usage Rate Hits Lowest in Nearly 2 Years

Space-Station Astronauts Go Outside to Fix Antenna

Photonic Laser Thruster Could Be the Near-Light Speed Engine of Future Spacecraft

Fire in the Ice: Gas Hydrate Project Could Unlock Vast Energy Resource in Alaska

Cisco, Apple Agree to Share "iPhone" Moniker

Scientists Create Autonomous Robots That Can Stand, Crawl, Wiggle and Even Roll

Space Radiation Could Be a Mars Mission-Killer

Egypt Blogger Jailed for Insulting Islam


EPA Issues Nanotechnology White Paper

International Electronics Mfg. Initiative Previews 2007 Electronics Technology, Trend Roadmap

European Rules for UWB Finally Decided

Answer the Doorbell with a Mobile Phone

Semiconductor Insights CEO Dies in Diving Accident

Energy-Harvesting Modules Extend Wireless Device Independence

Bill Gates: My Kids Get Limited Computer Time

UWB Polymer Antennas First to Achieve Mass Production

Cell Phone Market to Shift

Used Hard Drives Offer Treasure Trove of Private Information

Reconsider the Electron: A New Spin on Memory

Space Station Needs Help, Glenn Says


A Diving Suit with Mobile Phone Holder - Oh, and One for a Kalashnikov

IEC Releases Standards for EME test of ICs from 150 kHz to 1 GHz

USA Requiring Phones to Work with Hearing Aids

Scientists Aim to Put Unmanned Robotic Cars on Roads by 2030

Mathematical Package Helps in Circuit Design

Xerox Invests $4.5 Million in Nanotech R&D

Wikipedia Enters List of Top Ten U.S. Websites in January

Science Needs Entrepreneurs, Google Co-Founder Says

Australia to Ban Incandescent Bulbs, Go Fluorescent

SIRIUS and XM to Combine in 13 Billion Dollar Deal

Onboard Threat Detection System for Big Brother Airlines


Hitachi Develops Speck-of-Dust Size RFID Tags

Academic Calls on Government to Open Cellular Nets

Canada Planning New Radio Spectrum Auction

India Is the New China at World's Biggest Wireless Fair

Inventor of TV Remote Control Dies at Age 93

Americans Sending Mixed Signals on Science

NASA Launches Five Satellites to Probe Northern Lights

Texas Researchers Claim Fastest Photonic Waveguide

Clock Comparison Yields Clues to 'Constants' Change

Congress Takes Up Alternative Energy Debate (mostly lawyers & history majors)

Watches Lose Ground to Cell Phones

Daytona 500 Cars Fly Without Leaving the Ground


Coming Back to Ham Radio after 50 Years

When Science and Unproven Fears Collide

Global Profit Hunt Sends Phone Operators to Emerging World

Engineers Week (EWeek) Programs Grow

U.S. Debates Response to Chinese Anti-Satellite Test


Technology Shakeout After 3GSM as Intel, Nokia Abandon HSDPA Plans

ECMA Developing Standard for the 60 GHz Band

Technology Enables Circuit Printing on Packaging

Nokia Plans Up to 700 Job Cuts

Nokia, Motorola Introduce Custom GPS Nav Services

U.S. Considering Next Move on China Piracy

A Mobile Phone for Your Pets

Study: Women's Desks Four Times More Dirty Than Men's

New Energy Source: Scientists Convert Heat to Power Using Organic Molecules

Flexible Electronics Reach Consumers, Manufacturing a Challenge

Rosetta Correctly Lined Up for Critical Mars Swing-By


Government Research Spending to Slow in 2007, Industry to Take Up Slack

Professor Resolves Einstein's Twin Paradox

'Last Mile' May Be Light-Centric

WiMax Patents - Up for Sale

Microsoft's "Cognitive" Radio for Broadband in TV White-Spaces

Motorola Ranked 4th Among America's Best Corporate Citizens

First Cell Base Station Powered Alternative Energy

UN Watchdog Unveils New Symbol for Radiation Risk

U.S. and Australia to Extend Cooperation on Patent Search and Examination Services

New Technology May Monitor Behavior of Airline Passengers

Scientists Dubious of Quantum Computer Claims


Woman Talking on Phone Killed by Train

Invention: Edible RFID

Is EMF Radiation the Cigarette of the 21st Century?

3GSM World Congress 2007 Image Gallery

Changing Gold: Precious Metal Not as Noble or Stable as Previously Thought

Silicon Wafer Shipments Grew 20% in 2006

7 Out of 10 Professionals Will Use Mobile Email by Year End

Medtronic Discloses Component for "Brain Radio"

GPS Sneaker Hits Shelves Soon

Golf Could Be at Forefront of Mobile Entertainment Boom

Koreans Say "Be Mine" with High-Tech Valentines

Microsoft Issues Warning on Daylight Savings Time Software Flaw

Chrysler to Eliminate Nearly 13,000 Jobs


Scientists Urged to Run for School Boards

More than 1 Billion Wi-Fi Chips to Ship in 2012

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members

Quantum Leap: Computer to 'Make Computer History'

Intel's Teraflops Chip Uses Mesh Architecture to Emulate Mainframe

Air Force Kicks Off 5-Part Electro-Optics Research Program - LITE

Navy May Deploy Dolphins to Fend Off Terrorism

Rotten to the Core: How Workplace 'Bad Apples' Spoil Barrels of Good Employees

RFMD Announces POLARIS 3 TOTAL RADIO Transceiver Solution

China Seeks Talks on Space Weapons Treaty

YouTube Founders, Investors Got More Than One Billion in Google Stock

New Insights Into the Electric Circuits of Polar Lights

NARVAL: The First Observatory Dedicated to Stellar Magnetism


DoCoMo Claims 5 Gbps Data Rate in 4G Trial

RFMD Introduces Breakthrough Self Shielding Technology at 3GSM World Congress

Wireless Sensors Extend Internet's Reach

Swiss Officials Consider Mirror to Illuminate Sunless Village During Winter

India's 'Digital Economy' Set to Surge

Riyadh May be 1st City in Middle East Covered by Free WiFi

MIT Experts Foresee Efficient Ethanol Production

Intel Details Teraflops-Capable Chip

Ford Motor Co. LEAPs into Nanotech

Interim Polar System Reaches Full Operational Capability

Angry German Tourist Drops Pants at Airport X-ray Machine


Computer Pioneer Ken Kennedy Dies

Top 10 Scary Uses for RFID Technology

Webb Space Telescope Composite Mirror Will See Deeper Into Space


IEEE's Outlook for 2007

W1AW Special Event, Midnight Exam Sessions to Mark New Amateur Rules

Novel Radio Frequency Treatment Shows Promise for Lumbar Pain

Physical Fitness Has Fallen Since the Days of Ancient Greece


Older Software Not Adapted to Change Clocks for New Daylight Savings Times

Engineer: GPS Shoes Make People Findable

Nano a Major Focus of NIST's 2008 Budget

Quantum Computer 'Orion' Debuts

Broadcom 2006 Up 37%, Despite Q4 Stock Option Costs

Edison's Incandescent Bulb Could be on Endangered List

Solid-State Methanol Proposed for Fuel Cells

Astronauts Wrap Up Third Spacewalk, Sets Record

Scientists to Vie for $25M Climate Prize

Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Opens, $2M Prize

Towards Quantum Computing: Artificial Atoms Make Microwave Photons Countable

'Frequency Comb' Technique Reveals Colors and Intensity of All Lightwaves Simultaneously


Military Plans to Increase Spending for Electronics in 2008

Inventors to be Honored on Capitol Hill

Global Warming May Help Satellites Fly Longer

UK Approves World's First Offshore Wind Hybrid Plan

New Mask-Based Lithography Method Allows Arbitrary 3-D Shapes

Princeton University Joins Google Book-Scan Project

India's Next Wave? The Domestic Electronics Market

NXP Pays $285 Million for Silicon Labs' Cellular Unit

Strange Sightings in Triad Skies (a few miles from my house - but I have a tin foil hat so I'm not worried)

Astronaut to Nab U.S. Spacewalking Record After Today's ISS Mission

YouTube Founders Split $650 Million in Google Payday


Fiscal 2007 Budget Bill Favors Science Agencies

Germany Planning Second 3G Auction

Maxwell's Demon: Nano Machine of the Future Captures Great Scientist's Bold Vision

911 Images Could Mean Info Overload

RFMD Introduces Complementary Cellular Components for 3G Multimode Handsets

Kodak Hopes to Rule Desktop Printer Market With Cheaper Ink

China Picks Site for Satellite Center

NASA Scrambles for Alternate Mars Landing Site

Bill Gates Publicly Passes the Microsoft Security Torch to Mundie

Spaceship for Sale on eBay May Win Half a Million Dollars

Here is the eBay Auction

Massive Hacker Attack Slows But Fails to Bring Down Internet


Space Shuttle Astronaut Arrested on Attempted Kidnapping, Battery Charges

Intel, IBM Unveil New Hafnium Transistors

Cybercrime Study Says Computers Are Hacked Every 39 Seconds - Yikes!

Cellphones Drive Semiconductor Sales Upwards

Contrarian Analyst Predicts 2H Slowdown

MIT Develops 'Optics on a Chip'

Israel Increases 2006 R&D Grants by 22%

Researchers Wind Resource Off Mid-Atlantic Coast - Could Power 9 States

Premium Text Messaging Vacuums Wallets

Sophisticated Space Weather Tool Under Development

Azimuth Systems Joins The Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance

GPS Upgrade Will Require Complicated Choreography

Iran Will Claim to Have Cure for AIDS on February 11. Common Cold Next on Their Hit List.


FCC Affirms Preference for Unlicensed Use of Empty TV Channels

China Set to Launch Rival to GPS, Galileo

R&D Foundry Firm Hatches in Silicon Valley

2007 Handset Sales Growth Forecast Raised

U.S., Japan Authorities Join in Siemens' 'Black Money' Probe

China R&D Spending Jumps in 2006

Romanian President Thanks Bill Gates for Easily Pirated Software

Controlling Electrical Properties Of Organic Semiconductor Materials

USPTO to Unveil FY 2008 Budget

Sunita Williams Sets Space Walk Record for Women

Comments Sought on Next Version of Internet Protocol


Space Station Moves to Avoid Chinese Satellite Debris

Huge Public RFID Sensor Mesh Proposed in Australia

IEEE-USA President Seeks to Bolster U.S. Competitiveness, Preserve Engineering Jobs, Maintain America's High Standard of Living

Broadcom Announces Industry's 1st Single-Chip Wi-Fi for Mobile Devices

Police 'HeadCam' Trial Sees Arrests Jump 85%


Engineering Education Prepares for 2020 & Beyond

Semiconductor Market Continues Upward Trend

Computer Virus Found in Car Navigation Systems

Board Maker Drops U.S. Name to Gain Global Appeal

Farewell to the Floppy Disk

Study Reveals Social Obsession with Mobile Phones

Yellow Snow in Siberia Poses No Health Threat (why does a certain Frank Zappa song come to mind?)

Super Bowl Ads: Still a High-Stakes Game

Israeli Company Working on Flying Car for Military, Rescue

Space Commercialization Contract Signed

Theory Stretches the Limits of Composite Materials


Use a Mobile While Driving in the U.K. = Lose Your Vehicle

Rocket Launch Accident Destroys Dutch Communications Satellite

Portable Drive Connects to Cell Phones Wirelessly

Harris Demonstrates Super High Frequency Antenna Control Unit in Extremely Adverse Sea Conditions

Silicon Intellectual Property Panel Puzzles Selection Process

GMV Signs Galileo Contracts Worth Over 40 Million Euros

Shifting Technology Roils Mobile TV

California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Traditional Light Bulbs

Coast Guard to End Search for Missing Computer Scientist Jim Gray

RF Technology Used to Track Heart Patients Progress from Home

Micro-RDC to Help USAF Develop Rad-Hardened Electronic Components

Ultra-Sensitive Measurements of Changes in Images Using Slow Light

Space Station to Get Bigger Faster