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Technical Headline News Archive - September 2007

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9-30-2007
Microsoft Excel Fails Math Test
Single Molecule Based Electronic Components Modeled
Program Provides Blueprint for Recruiting Minorities to Science and Engineering
Immigration Drains Britain, Says Left Think Tank
9-28-2007
FCC Considering Fines Against Satellite Radio
Tech Sector Growth Lags Behind Economy
EADS to Boost Defense Activities, Eyes U.S. Acquisitions
Nanowire Generates Power by Harvesting Energy from the Environment
Monasteries Enter the Internet Age
2007 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
Doping Technique Brings Nanomechanical Devices into the Semiconductor World
China Developing E-stamp to Stamp out Spamming
Dawn Spacecraft Launches from Cape Canaveral on 3B Mile, 8-Year NASA Mission
A Handheld Cellphone Jammer
Researchers Seek to Patent 'Memory Doubler' Algorithm
IRS to Randomly Hit 13,000 with Special Audit
iPhone Update Disables Unlocked Handsets
Toyota Denies Battery Woes Delay Next Prius
Russian General Warns Against Space Weapons
9-27-2007
Ford to Offer HD Radio Available in Most Products
Sprint Promises WiMax 'Momentum'
Central and Eastern European Customer Growth Hits All-Time Low
'Printers' That Can Make 3-D Solid Objects Soon to Enter Mainstream
Quantum Communication: Atoms Talk Long Distance
New Zealand Launches Wiki to Help Citizens Draft New Law
Two Giant Steps in Advancement of Quantum Computing Achieved
Alamosa Solar Facility Begins Generating Energy
Two Charged with Conspiracy to Commit IC Economic Espionage
Google Plans Staff Expansion, Largely in Europe
Space Junk Threat to Earth
US Video Shows Hacker Hit on Power Grid
NASA Launches Dawn Spacecraft on 1.7B Mile Trek
New Delft Material Concept for Aircraft Wings Could Save Billions
Scientists Explore Theme Park Thrills
9-26-2007
College Computer Nerds to Auction Tech Skills for Possible Dates with Sorority Girls
Finland Publishes Safety Guide for Mobile Device Usage
HD Radio Broadcasters Reach 1,500
iSuppli Lowers Semi Forecast to 3.5% Growth
Google Wireless Network Could Cost Almost $17 Billion to Build
Vertu Launches Limited Edition Ferrari Branded Handset
Method Safely Deposits Novel Metal Oxide Thin Films on Substrates
Munich to Build Europe's First High Speed Maglev Airport Express Train
Musicians Harness DSPs to Craft Guitar Effects
Broadband Market to Expand in the Philippines
Vonage Infringed Sprint Patents, Jury Finds
NASA Scientist Who Accused Bush Admin. of Censorship Re Global Warming Received $720,000 from George Soros
Russia Unveils New Passenger Jet
USAF Expects to Continue Sending Airmen to do ‘Army Jobs’
Nano Air Vehicle Floats Like Maple Seed
9-25-2007
Galileo GPS Network Hit by More Delays
Infineon to Develop 3G Chip for Motorola
Boeing Announces Completion of Sea-Based Radar's Mooring System
Small Antennas Suit FM, UWB Bands
Toward Pure White Light: Next-Generation LEDs Show Bright Promise
Phone Service Eavesdrops on Internet Calls for Relevant Ads
Qualcomm Aims for PC-Like Mobiles by 2009
1st Blue and 1st CW AlGaN-Cladding-Free Blue-Violet Nonpolar InGaN/GaN Lasers
FBI Probes Unisys Role in DHS Hacking Incidents
Twist in Saturn's Electric Ring
Making Bicycles that Balance Better
Apple Warns Hacking iPhone May Harm It
Lack of Sleep, Too Much Sleep, Both Deadly
9-24-2007
Expect Twofold Increase in Patent Litigation
Cloud of Worry Gathers over Wireless Health Risks
Next Generation Wi-Fi Mired in Patent Fears
Hams Named to Key NASA Positions
Magellan to Sell Three New GPS Products in China
WiFi Alliance Promises N-Harmony
Starbucks Announce Free iTunes Songs
BAE Systems Shoots Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
Femtocell Contract Awards and Trials Begin
TI Increases Share Buyback by Another $5B
TV on Cellphone Screens? No Thanks, Say Europeans
Fuel Gauge Accurately Predicts Battery Life in SmartPhones
LCD Crunch Causes Handset Shortages
Mobile Phones Widen Market, Raise Incomes for Rural Poor
China to Build New Space Launch Center in Southernmost Province
9-23-2007
Official Kilogram Losing Mass: Scientists Propose Redefining it As a Precise Number of Carbon Atoms
Google Denies Interest in U.K. Spectrum
Deep Earth Model Challenged by New Experiment
9-21-2007
Cell Phone Service Coming to NYC Subway System
Toward Next-Generation Integrated Circuits Made from Carbon Nanotubes
U.S. Facing Tech Labor 'Brain Drain' Due to Immigration Law
Britain to Combat 'Cyber-Bullying' in Schools
New Research Gives WCDMA Thumbs Up for Hearing Impaired
SEMI: N. American Equipment Orders Continue Downward Trend
Crude Oil Now at $83 a Barrel
Euro Rises Above $1.41 for First Time
Canada's Dollar Trades Above U.S. Dollar Amid Commodity Boom
SEC Subpoenas Apple's Jobs in Backdating Probe
Maynor Releases Apple Wireless Bug Code
Critical Zero-Day PDF Bug Compromises Windows PCs
UN Atomic Agency Approves Text on Nuclear-Weapons-Free Mideast (oh yeah, that means a lot)
9-20-2007
UK Regulator to Reclaim Radio Spectrum - Allow 3G at 900 MHz
Nobel Laureate Physicist Disses Manned Spaceflight
Alaska Airlines Plans to Provide In-Flight Wireless Broadband
Scientists Charged! The Neutron's Not So Neutral After All
USB 3.0 Guns for FireWire
Better Displays on Laptop Computers, Cell Phones Coming Soon
Intel Declares 2008 'The Year of WiMax,' Reignites Interest in Handheld Device Space
ARRL Roanoke Division Director, Cronkite, QST Author, to be Feted by Radio Club of America
SEMI's Book-to-Bill Stalls
U.S. Marines Test Laser-Guided 2.75-Inch Rockets
United Launch Alliance Launches 75th Consecutive Delta II on USAF 60th Anniversary
Dutch Company and Owner Charged with Sending U.S. Technology, Goods to Iran
Americans Giving up Friends, Sex for Web Life
9-19-2007
Brussels to Present Finance Plans to Save Galileo SatNav Project
Pentagon Shifts to GPS With No Signal Reduction
Plan to Use RFID in U.S. Border Control Draws Fire
U.S. and Swedish Patent Offices to Cooperate on International Search and Examination Services
'Radio Wave Cooling' Offers New Twist on Laser Cooling
Philippine Digital TV to Air in 2008
Clearwire Goes Nomadic
Air Force Activates Provisional Cyber Command
Computer Memory Designed in Nanoscale Retrieves Data 1,000x Faster
Smiley-Face Emoticon Turns 25 :-)
CSR Puts Speech Recognition into Bluetooth Chip
China and Russia spying at Cold War Levels
U.S. Missile Defense Chief Paints Rosy Picture for Europeans
Low-Tech Windmills Making a Comeback
Google Tests Interactive Ads
9-18-2007
Airports Try Charging Stations to Power Up Gadget-Laden Travelers
U.S. Curbs Sought on Fees to Quit Wireless Contracts
American Companies Jack up Local Investments
Verizon Wireless Sues FCC Over 'Open' 700 MHz Auction Rules
Airports Plan to RFID-Tag Bags
Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2007 Inductees
NASA's 'Space Economy' Reaps Windfall for Humanity
'Wiki City Rome' to Draw a Map Like No Other
Los Alamos Lab Makes Major Step in Quantum-Dot Lasers
IBM to Offer Free Word Processing, Office Software
Saudis Sign $8.9B Eurofighter Deal
TCS Gains $25M DoD Order for Rapid Response, Associated Communications Systems
TDI Demos Prototype Nonpolar GaN Substrates
iPhone Invades UK
U.S. DoJ Concerned About Microsoft's European Defeat
Search Startup Hopes to Outsmart Google (good luck)
9-17-2007
Security, Life Threatened by Space Junk, Weapons
Filling Spectrum 'White Space'
Could Graphene Replace Silicon in Electronics?
Radio Stations Keying in to Text-Message Promotions
Microsoft Suffers Decisive EU Antitrust Defeat
Pentagon Revs up Drive for Wearable Power
Ads to Pop up on Your Cell Phone
Opto-Enabled Product and Component Market to Grow at 7.7% Annually to 2017
Federal Research Plan to Determine Nanotech Risks Fails to Deliver
China to Hold First-Ever 'No Car Day'
Government Employee Admits to Wire Fraud Scheme; Defrauding DoD
Silicon as Smooth as Glass: Boon to Computer Chip and Solar Cell Manufacturing
Navigation Devices Set to Take Mass Market Route
How This 12-inch Miracle Tube Could Halve Heating Bills
9-15-2007
FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Correspondence Posted
Ability to Write and Store Information on Electronic Devices Improved
NASA Researchers Extend Life of Hot Temperature Electronic Chip
9-14-2007
Official Reference Kilogram Mysteriously Shrinks
Cell Phone Use Banned for Teen Drivers in California
Verizon Appeals FCC's Open Access Rule
Patent Litigation on the Rise in Semi Sector
Kyocera in Talks to Buy Sanyo Cellular Unit
McDonald's Pilots RFID Self-Ordering System in Korea
Mixed Signals Seen in Semis
UK Study: Cell Phones Won't Kill Your Brain
Orange Files Lawsuit Against Swisscom for Market Position Abuse
Google Offers Reward to Land Robot on Moon
How Dirty is Your Money?
54 Hours Aloft, Qinetiq UAV Breaks Endurance Record
Gamma Ray Lasers? Positronium Created in the Lab
College Offers YouTube Class
9-13-2007
Bluetooth System Helps Users Find the Toilets
FCC OKs Digital TV Rules Pushed by Cable Operators
London Underground Trials NFC for Tickets
Appeals Court Stays Qualcomm Import Ban
College Attendance Correlated with Lower Cancer Risk
Physicists Measure Spin of a Single Atom
Nearly 95 Million 'Ultra-Mobile Devices' to Ship by 2012
Gunshot-Detection Use GPS & Acoustic Devices to Pinpoint Shooters
"Green" Requirements Drive Automotive Electronics
3G Operators Strangling Free WiFi
Pentagon Could Make $2.2B Arms Sales to Taiwan
Boeing Builds First GPS IIF Satellite
Bond Car Beats iPod and YouTube as Coolest Brand in UK
Top 5 Worst Ways to Die (in a video game, that is)
9-12-2007
Study Finds Frequent Cell Phone Users Have Slower Brain Functions, Focused Attention
Startup May Sue FCC over Spectrum
Telecom Issues Going Nowhere in Washington
Wireless Carriers Sued for Patent Infringement
USPTO's 12th Annual Independent Inventors Conference - Sept 14-15, 2007
Increased Interest in WiMAX Will Impact the Cellular M2M Market
IBM Touts Single-Chip Phone
RFID Handheld Reader Market Experiences Growth
Skyray 48 Takes Flight - European Antennas Onboard
TI Sees Cell Phone TV Rising First Outside U.S.
Anadigics Ships Dual-Band 802.11n PA to NXP for WLAN Module
Zephyr UAV Sets World Record for Longest Duration Unmanned Flight
Comment: Knock off the Asian Knockoffs
IBM Develops 100,000 dpi Printing
Scientists Fear Day Computers Become Smarter Than Humans
9-11-2007
House Passes Patent Reform Act of 2007
Qualcomm Downgraded on Motorola's 3G Shift, Legal Setbacks
Drawing Nanoscale Features the Fast and Easy Way
IEEE-USA Today's Engineer Digest Wins 2007 Apex Award of Publication Excellence
UK to Examine Broadcast Rules
Radio Telescopes Linked for First Time
Worldwide Telecom Carrier Capex Expected to Hit $225B in 2007
Physicists Get 2 Atoms to Communicate
Broadcasters Launch Ads Against Web Device
Pennsylvania Man Claims to Burn Salt Water
Nokia, Motorola and Samsung Take 61% of China's Mobile Phone Market
Segan: The Palm Death Watch Begins Now
Ancient 'Escape Tunnel' Discovered in Israel
9-10-2007
Children Bribed with Cellphones to Become Suicide Bombers
Shades of Gray in China's 'Black' Handset Market
Moto Cell Phone Chief Promises Improvements
JDSU Demos Tunable 'Transmitter-on-a-Chip' PIC Technology
Texting While Driving? U R So Busted!
ISRO to Launch New Genre of Micro-Satellites
Broadcasting Industry Not Dead Yet, Says CEA's Shapiro
Laws Target Teen Drivers' Cell Phone Use
Electronics Buyers Have Price Limits
Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors
Microsoft Backs Cricket to Woo Indian Employees
Apple: 1M iPhones Sold Mark Outpaces iPod
Solar Plane Smashes World Unmanned Flight Record
First Image from Phoenix Mars Lander Camera Received on Earth
9-9-2007
Cell Phones Should Be Kept Away from Hospital Beds, Dutch Experts Say
9-8-2007
Drivers Risk 2 Years in Jail for Using Mobile Phones or GPS
Engineers Rescue Aging Satellites, Saving Millions
BSNL Awards $1.3B GSM Contract
Russian Satellites: Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper
Supercomputing by Reservation Puts Petaflops at Researchers' Fingertips
9-7-2007
NATO Group Releases Report on BPL
Tech Stocks Emerging as Safe Haven Amid Market Turmoil
Swedes are Home Free with FMC
GSM Celebrates Its 20th Birthday
USPTO and United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to Pilot Patent Prosecution Highway
Patent Reform Heads to House Floor
Computer Scientists Take the 'Why' out of WiFi
BAE to Seal $40B Eurofighter Deal with Saudis Next Week
Cellphone Use in Hospitals Poses Danger
Apple Gives $100 Rebate to Angry iPhone Buyers
Farmers Mull Replacing Illegal Workers with Robots
Volvo Unveils Plug-in-and-Go Hybrid Car
LCD Televisions May Soon Look Outdated: Field Emission Displays Promising
Russian Proton-M Rocket with Japanese Satellite Crashes on Launch
9-6-2007
Patent Examiners Oppose Patent Reform Proposal
Ericsson Fined over Greek Spying Scandal
FCC OKs Local, Long-Distance Integration
Congress Pushes Back on H1-B Visas (but allows illegal entry via Mexico)
U.S. Trade Commission to Investigate Nokia 3G Phones
iPaid Too Much - Huge Price Cut
Component Makers Head to Court
TriQuint Semiconductor Acquires Peak Devices
Anadigics Acquires Fairchild’s RF Group Design Center
HP Deepens Push into Cellphone Market
Wi-Fi Muscling in on RFID's Location-Based Services Markets
Lockheed Martin Demonstrates In-Flight Beam Control for Airborne Laser
RIM Introduces the First Wi-Fi-Enabled BlackBerry Smartphone
Facebook for Spies
Global Terror Organizations Remain 'Vibrant'
9-5-2007
India to Build Constellation of Seven Navigation Satellites
CSR Ups the Ante in Bluetooth Performance
Appeals Court Rules for Broadcom in Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm
U.N. Reports 4 Billion Telephone Lines Worldwide
FCC's Methods Leaves Public in the Dark
Microchip Patterning Technology Created
Nuclear Warheads Mistakenly Flown on B-52
State, Local Governments to Invest $5.5B in Public Safety Interoperability by 2012
Swedish Defense Minister Resigns over Spending Cuts
Vodafone Facing $2 Billion Indian Tax Demand
Microsoft Might Pay $53B for Yahoo
Unauthorized iPhones in China Appear Ahead of 2008 Asia Launch
Pentagon: Several Countries Trying to Hack into U.S. Military System
Your Boss is Probably Playing Computer Games
Earth-Shattering Study: Men Like Good-Looking Women
9-4-2007
Broadband Spurs ‘Techno-Commuters’ Rise
Microchip Sales Rise on Consumer Electronics Demand
Unaveraged July Chip Sales Soar 11.3% Annually
India Launches Latest Telecom Satellite
Low-Cost Recipe for Patterning Microchips Developed
Trademark Plaintiff Drops Suit vs. Google Over Ads
User Authentication Burdens Kill Free Wireless in Australia (OpenSpectrum)
Eurostar Sets Paris-London Record
N. Korea to End Nuclear Programs by End of 2007
World's Largest Digital Camera Installed on Maui Telescope
Work Time is Largest Influence to Duration of Person's Sleep
China Rejects U.S. Charge It Hacked Pentagon
Fingerprinting Fake Coffee
Japan's 'Space Fireworks' a Success
9-3-2007
FCC Rebuffs Free Wi-Fi Startup Petition
High-Tech, Drug Companies Battle over Patent Reform
Silicon Valley Still Top Pick for Semi Headquarters, iSuppli Reports
China Airliner to Allow In-Flight Cell Phone, Internet Use
Sorry Rover - Lost Mobiles Phones are More Missed Than Pets
Molecules Line up to Make The Tiniest of Wires
Bush Administration Seeks Power to Grant Immunity to Telcom Companies
FCC to Lower Vanity Call Sign Fees September 17
Reclusive Green-Tech Startup May Spell the End of the Battery
Beijing Olympic Games Prompts RFID Development in China
FCC Lets Phone Carriers Avoid Added Regulations
Teenagers' Use of Cell Phones After Bedtime Contributes to Poor Sleep
Finland TV Broadcasts Go Digital
Bush’s $50B Plan Surprises DoD, Congress
One of the Most Curious Objects in the Sky Delights Astronomers Again
Back to School: Cramming Doesn't Work in the Long Term
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