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Technical Headline News Archive - March 2016


Communication Link with X-Ray Telescope Satellite Lost

Politician Wants Texting While Walking to Be Banned

Cracked iPhone: Should You Be Worried?

UK's National Graphene Institute Kerfuffle Gets the PR Treatment

Wireless Charging Already a Maturing Market

Huawei to Boost Training of Saudis Ahead of Foreign Staff Ban

Volkswagen Recall is 3rd Electric Car Call-back in a Month


The Consumer Tablet is Dying; Long Live the Business Tablet

Electronic Counterpart to Ecological Models Revealed

Differences Between Receiver Types, Part 2

Physicists Upend Conventional Wisdom of How Paint Dries

Silicon Lacks Clear Metrics

More Education Won't Necessarily Make You Richer per New Research (that Ph.D. in Frisbee Studies is just not paying off as expected)


Swisscom and Ericsson Plant LTE Small Cells Underground

Nanomotors Act As Tiny Repair Kits for Self-Healing Electronics

Reliability and Physics of Failure in eGaN Devices

The Dark Web Is Too Slow and Annoying for Terrorists

Japan's NTT Data to Buy Dell Systems Unit for $3B

Efficient Methane C-H Bond Activation Achieved for 1st Time

Immigrant Population >15% in 16, >25% in 6 States (politician-led invasion - vote 'em out!)


U.S. Leads Growing global Industrial Semiconductor Market

New Catalyst is 3x Better at Splitting Water

FCC Invades the NAB Show


The Next Big Thing in Phones May Not Be a Phone

Marines Scrounge Yorktown Museum F-18 for Spare Parts

New DARPA Challenge Takes Aim at Spectrum Sharing


Saudi Arabia Bans Foreigners from Selling Mobile Phones

SBE Urges FCC to Improve Medium-Wave Noise Environment

World's Thinnest Lens to Revolutionize Cameras

Portugal Telecom Selling off Its Copper

Facebook Drops Support for Blackberry (a major slap to Canadians IMO)

Confusion as Outcome of Thai 4G Spectrum Auction in Doubt


No Joke: Blondes Aren't Dumb

U.S. Says It May Not Need Apple's Help to Unlock iPhone

Cobham & RFHIC to Develop New GaN Solid State Radar

Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals

Ampleon and Midea Collaborate on Solid State RF Oven

Bump in Large Hadron Collider Data Has Physicists Electrified


Andreessen Horowitz Exec Explains How the VC Firm Works

Ericsson and Vodafone Deploy Cloud-based VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling

Last MEMS Oscillator Maker Standing

Army Electronic Warfare Investment Lags Russian Threat

U.S. to Temporarily Relax Restrictions on ZTE

Navy Orders More Radar Jammers to Protect Hornet Fighters


Drone Uses Beam-Forming Antenna to Test Small Cell Sites

Comments on Lifetime Amateur Radio Licenses Sought by FCC

FBI Warns on Risks of Car Hacking

Mobile Data Traffic Fuels Growth as India Moves Towards 4G

Chip Market Will Fall in 2016, Says Another Analyst

Automatic Braking Systems to Be Standard on Most U.S. Vehicles


FCC Seeks Assistance on Pirate Radio Enforcement

China Mobile Starts Shutting down 3G Base Stations

Carrier Workers See Costs, Not Benefits, of Global Trade


Reminder Regarding EMC Testing for FCC Certification

ARRL Is Now on Instagram!

English Professor Won $700k for Solving a 379-Year-Old Math Problem


MEMS Roadmaps, a Moore's Law of MEMS

Russian "Inventors of Telecommunications" Stations on the Air

China, Russia Planning Space Attacks on U.S. Satellites

JavaScript Most Popular Language

Ericsson and China Mobile Extend 5G Cooperation

Fox-1C and Fox-1D Satellites Ready for Payload Integration


Majorana 'Zero Modes' Spotted in Superconducting Nanowires

Nanomotors Could Help Electronics Fix Themselves

Mathematician Pair Find Prime Numbers Aren't as Random as Thought

Human Go Champ Scores Surprise Victory over Google AI

Fermionic Microscope Watches Individual Atoms in Transition

Data Explosion Makes Storage Tech Exciting


Engineers Design Next-Generation Non-Reciprocal Antenna

Smartphone Market to Slow to Single-Digit Growth in 2016

The Ukrainian Blackout and the Future of War

2015 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales of $36.5B

On Trade, Angry Voters Have a Point

New Model to Decode What Invisible Dark Matter Is


Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals

ZTE Facing U.S. Export Ban for Selling to Iran

BT Announces New G.fast Trials as MPs Blast Openreach

How DoD Can Manage the Great Bow Wave

NCVEC Announces 3rd Release of 2016-2020 Amateur Extra Question Pool

124 IAs Released from Jail Since 2010 Charged in 138 Murder Cases


FCC Proposes Broadband Privacy Rules

ISRO Launches India's 6th Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1F

Man Arrested for Using Cellphone Jammer on Train

Disney Redux at Abbott Labs: Pink-Slipped IT Staff to Train Their H1B Replacements


Nations Ranked on Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

50% of Americans Listen to Online Radio

Manchester University Engineering Grads Most Sought After


Light Helps Transistor Laser Switch Faster

Creation of 1st Practical Silicon-Based Laser

Apple Tells U.S. Judge iPhones 'Impossible' to Unlock

III-V FET Transconductance Record

Orbital Eyes 1st Customer for In-Space Satellite Servicing

Quantum Computer Comes Closer to Cracking RSA Encryption


75% of U.S. Drivers Fear Self-Driving Cars

Check out 10 Equations That Changed the World

Adoption of Smart Home Devices Slowed by Complexity, Cost

'Bending Current' Opens Way for New Type of Magnetic Memory

UK Increases Number of Patents Filed

NT Times Experiments with Ways to Fight Ad Blocking


E-mail Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

Semiconductor Shipments to Exceed 1T Devices in 2018

Apple Macs Hit by Ransomware 'For 1st Time'

Non-Alloyed Contacts for GaN Devices

Li-Ion Battery Shipments to Be Banned from Passenger Aircraft


Mexico Confirms AWS Spectrum Auction Results

Graphene Goes Ultra-Thin, Absorbent

Cryptography Pioneers Win Million-Dollar Turing Award

Electricity Throughs Graphene at High Frequencies Without Energy Loss


Taiwan Passes South Korea in IC Wafer Fab Capacity

The FCC is About to Ruin AM Radio

Wearable Caffeinated Bracelet Keeps You Energized All Day Long (I'll stick with the liquid form)

242,000 Jobs Added in February: 304,000 Were Part-Time (net loss of full-time)


India's Telcos Challenge Call Drop Compensation in Supreme Court

Warwick University Receives £4.8M ($6.7M) to Support 66 PhDs

Man Finds Cache of Century-Old Baseball Cards in Paper Bag


Explosive Start Not Needed for Fast Radio Bursts

Study Links Mobile Device Addiction to Depression and Anxiety

Chip Makers Need New Business Models

Big in Japan! Geomagnetic Indoor Positioning

BAE to Demonstrate Next-Gen EW Detection for the Navy

1,000-Pixel Headlights Could Offer Improved Vision at Night


The End of the Smartphone? (it's been a long time since I last read a Robert Lucky piece)

USB-C Power Cords May Be Hazardous to Your Device

First Mobile Trader Sentenced Following Commission's Mobile Trader Report

13 Women Who Changed Science

McDonald's Turns Happy Meal Boxes into Virtual Reality Viewers

Eerie Math Could Predict Terrorist Attacks (a job for Charlie Epps in NUMB3RS)


New Tracking Antenna to Communicate with Rockets & Satellites

A Major Flaw in AM Revitalization?

Plans for Europe's Biggest Onshore Wind Project

To Get Wind Power You Need Oil

Is Your Smartphone Listening to You?

Armed Forces Day 2016 Communication Test to Include Direct Military-Ham Contact on 60 Meters


How We Got Here: Advice from Women Engineers

Raspberry Pi 3 Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Stuff Keeps Getting Cheaper (interesting charts)

Anadigics Chooses II-VI's Final Matching Bid over Chinese Firm's Offer

4 Ways Engineering Resources Have Changed

China's New Radar Installation Raises Stakes in Pacific

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