Technology Headline News Archive: December 2004

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Wireless Response to South Asian Earthquake

FCC Plans Auction of 3G Spectrum

'Super 3G' Technology Proposed for Next-Gen Cell Phones

French Spy Satellite Launched Into Orbit

Japanese Companies Look to Integrate, Not Outsource

China Devises First Core Router for IPv6 Networks

Silicon Chip 'Most Influential Invention'

Pentagon Cutting New Arms to Save $60 Billion


A Look at 2005 - Electronic News

Venture Capital Goes Up

Astronauts on Candy Diet After Previous Crew Raided Pantry

Bosses Keep Sharp Eye on Mobile Workers

Cheap Cell Calls Have a Price

Earth Impact In 2029 Ruled Out For Asteroid MN4

Researchers Use Pentacene To Develop Next-generation Solar Power

The Year In Technology

China To Boost Tax Rebate On Electronic Exports

Army Seeks Industry Ideas To Fill Gaps In Air, Missile Defense


M/A-Com Announces Zero-Bias Detector Diode Line

1 Year and 58 Minutes Between Major Quakes

Quake May Have Made Earth Wobble - Shortened Day

Sri Lanka: Where Are All the Dead Animals?

Inauguration Requires Boost In Bandwidth

Power Management Chips (PMCs) Get Empowered

Wanted: Chief Espionage Officer

Northrop Grumman Unveils RFID Compliance Solution

New Technology Measures Document Intent

Smart Transport Systems Catch on in Japan


3G: Where Will It be this Time Next Year?

Electronics Shipments Holding Steady

Rough Seas Forecast For Taiwan

Shots Fired At Bayonne Range Prove Smart Gun Technology Works

Wal-Mart Says on Track With RFID Rollout

Cell Phone Parking Lots Simplify Pickups at Airports

Superconductors Ready to Ramp up For The Real World

UWB: Speed the Feed

Windows: Hard to Give Up

Aiming for Ubiquity - OFDM vs. CDMA and the Mobility Factor


Latest Skulls Trojan Foretells Risky Smart-Phone Future

DARPA Cancels Third Phase Of UCAR Program

Russian Supply Vessel Docks At ISS - 2358 GMT Xmas Night

Lack of Tidal-Wave Warnings Faulted

NEC Aims For Annual Y30 Billion Sales From China 3G Mobile Tech

2004: The Year in Space and Astronomy

Supercomputer to Simulate Nuclear Blast


Urgent Russian Supply Mission to Space Station Launched

A Year Is Not Enough for Tech Predictions

Malware Attack Against Mobile Phones is Mounting

ScanEagle Demos UAV Comms Relay Utilizing Secure Wireless Network

Asteroid Collision Alert Sounded for 2029

Will 2005 Bring a Safer Internet?

UC Berkeley Researchers Field Testing Low-Altitude Robo-Copters


DOD Solid-State Laser Demos Delayed 3 Months

American Grade Antenna Testing in the UK

Endwave & Nokia Ink RF Transceiver Pact

Japanese Wireless Operator Invests in U.S. Linux Vendor

China's Semi Demand to Jump 50%

Skygazers Can See Space Station Over the U.S. During Holidays

Anxiety Grows Over RoHS Compliance

Delta Rocket Falls Short of Orbit Goal

Research Demystifies Quantum Properties of Exotic Materials


Sypris T&M Taps Fortune 500 Experience In New Sales Director

Eagleware Buys ESL Tool Vendor Elanix

Ember, Mototech Ink Partnership on ZigBee Products

Research Reignites Debate Over Cellphone Radiation

French Spy Satellite Launched Into Orbit

Most F/A-22s Grounded After Crash at Nellis AFB

EU Penalties Against Microsoft Upheld

Telescope Finds Evidence of 'Baby' Galaxies

Air Forces Use Joint STARS to Demo Secure, Airborne Internet

Demolition Tests Emergency Radio Signals


Mobile Phone Radiation Harms DNA, New Study Finds

Broadband Use Surpasses Dial-Up in U.S.

Single-Serving Coffee Can Heats Itself

Industry Gears Up for Two-Headed uProcessors

Japan & U.S. Try to Boost Construction of Missile Shield

Geocaching Hits the Mainstream

Raytheon Makes Moon Landing Technology w/Missile Guidance Techniques

VoIP Pioneer Predicts a Roiling 2005 for IP Telephony


DoCoMo Hits 1-Gbit Wireless Data Speeds in 4G Tests

NASA's O'Keefe To Successor: Support Exploration Vision

Analog Decoders Outdo Digital in Wireless Test

Support For WiMax Spec Heating Up

MaxStream Taps Freescale ZigBee Devices for RF Modules

China Will Launch More Spacecraft Next Year

USA Toady's Top 1- Scientific Discoveries for 2004

Army Unveils New, Ultra-Real Simulation


Air Travelers Urge FCC to Keep Planes Quiet

Mosel-Vitelic Chairman Charged With Embezzling $520 Million - Yow!

Electronics Industry Shows Signs of Strength

Cap Equip Spending to Drop 15 Percent in 2005

Student Satellite Almost Ready For Space

IBM Offers RFID Tech, but Report Questions Fast Track

Proud France Inaugurates World's Highest Bridge

Task Force: Shuttle Launch on Track

Microsoft Software to Remove Spyware


Eagleware Buys ESL Tool Vendor Elanix

United States GPS Industry Welcomes New GPS Policy

Some Happily Pay More For Electricity

China Builds "Small Satellite" Engineering Center

Terrorism Could Force GPS Shutdown

Give Your Home a Brain for Christmas

NASA Boss' Departure Comes at Challenging Time

Minifabs Would Suit U.K.

High-Speed Net Access Coming to Planes

U.S. Lags in Broadband Adoption Despite VoIP Demand


FCC to Allow Wireless Access on Planes

Nextel, Sprint Boards Approve Merger

NASA Set To Launch First Comet Impact Probe

The Rush to Consumer Electronics

China Will Upgrade Weapons Technology if EU Lifts Arms Embargo

China's Share of Electronics Market

ZigBee Alliance Launches Specification

E-mail 'Worm' Spreads Holiday Jeers


Boeing And Northrop Grumman Both Receive Missile Shield Contracts

Physicists Observe Elusive Electron Effect

Worldwide PC Market Seen Doubling by 2010

NASA Chief O'Keefe Resigns

Riding In Magnetic Bubbles

Companies Step up Monitoring of Internal Networks

Airborne Cell-Phone Ban Likely to Remain for Now


Senators' Comments Suggest Existence of Secret Space Program

Telecom Bill Transfers U.S. Spectrum to Industry

Direct Marketing to Cellphones is Illegal

3G Falls Victim to Time Warp in China

All-CMOS Chip Fits 480-Mbit/s UWB Radio

Aerospace Industry Growing, But Investment Needed, AIA Says

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Camera Phone Clicks Could Bring Jail Sentence

Windmill Plans Draw Fire in MA - Hypocrisy at It's Best

EU Transport Ministers Okay Galileo Satellite Tracking System


ITT wins $2.5 Billion Radio Contract

Chinese Handset Design Expertise Could Extend to Other Markets

Canada Keeps Ear to Ground on Directed-Energy Weapons

RFMD Inducts First 5 Engineers Into Fellows Program

Illicit Cameraphone Clicks Could Mean Jail

The End of TV as We Know It

Cell Phone Users Dial Into a New Trend: Handy-Dandy Tours

Analysis: Congress Restricts Private Space

Japan To Exempt Joint Missile Development With US From Arms Ban

What is America's Top-Secret Spy Program?

Online Research Worries Many Educators - Huh?


Passports Go Electronic With New Microchip

Tech Companies Struggle With Sarbanes-Oxley

US To Spend $85 Million On First Missile Defense Test In Two Years

For $999, Company Offers Lifetime Internet Phone Calls (if they're around)

Shuttle Should Service Hubble: NAS Report

NASA Takes UAV Flight Tests To Idaho Desert Lands

Researchers Warn Of Possible Fertility Risk To Men Using Laptop Computers On Their Laps

Raytheon to Upgrade Canada's Phalanx System

Technique Allows 3D Inspection of Ics


RF Micro Devices first Company to Ship One Million EDGE Transceiver Chipsets

Body Takes Time to Adjust Sleep Schedule

Siemens Transmits Data at 1-Gbit/s Over Wireless Link - New Record

Silicon Labs, Helicomm Partner for ZigBee Designs

Nanotechnology Sensors Could be a $17 Billion Market

IBM sells PC business to Lenovo for $1.75B - China

BAE Systems Awarded $16.6 Million Precision Tracking Contract

NASA's Longest-Serving Astronaut to Retire

Recently Discovered Comet Now Visible to Naked Eye

New DVD Has Dual-Layered Surface


One Box Fits All Software Radios

Bill Clinton Helps Launch Search Engine - Monica Yahoo! ;-)

Scientists Make Phone That Turns Into a Sunflower

Military Radio Signals Could Jam Garage Door Openers

Sunlight to Fuel Hydrogen Future

Generation Raised With Internet Grows Up

2004 to Record 24% Semi Industry Growth

Group expands efforts for IC science park in Mexico

Russia Reveals New Hypersonic Cruise Missile Threat

U.S. Students Behind the Curve in Math

SKorea's Samsung To Invest 24 Billion Dollars In New Chip Lines

Sprint Spends $3 Billion to Upgrade Mobile Network


Jeopardy! Whiz Becomes Encarta Spokesman


Multiple Radios Boggle Cell Phone Design

EADS Throws Support Behind Airbus To Rival Boeing's 7E7

Cell-Tower Emission Risks Probed

Inventory Headaches Persist

EADS Predicts $10 Billion In U.S. Defense Sales

No Magic Bullet in Sight for UWB

Excerpts From The Greater-China Press: December 6

Bush Signs Internet Access Tax Ban Into Law - Good News!

California's Nuclear Future on the Line

The Tech-Support Generation Spans All Ages

SEMI Announces Year-End Consensus Forecast for Global Semiconductor Equipment Industry

Online Christmas Trees Taking Root


Unified 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard to Emerge in Mid-2006

JSF, B-2, Sentinel Radar Eyed For New Logistics Approach

IBM Reportedly Preparing to Sell PC Operations

Chip Oversupply Sparks Market Correction

Department Stores Stock up on Latest Gadgets

Student Satellite Almost Ready For Space

U.S., China Count Down to Space Cooperation


Motorola Falls to 3rd Place in Mobile Phone Sales

Globalstar Extends Satellite Data Service To All Of Europe And Across Atlantic

Congress Impedes NASA Prizes

Camera Phones Now Majority of Phone Sales

IDC: Semi Market Entering Correction in 2005

Microsoft Debuts MSN Spaces for Bloggers


Spectrum Allocation Key to WiMAX's Success, Report Finds

Government Wants Lockheed, Boeing to Cooperate

Engineers Create Model For Testing Transistor Reliability

SIA Launches Initiative to Keep Moore's Law in Effect

Report Examines Global Hotspot Market

SEMI Downgrades Expectations Through 2007

Next-Generation Russian Spaceship Unveiled

Iran Boasts Great Victory Over US, Warns Nuclear Freeze Is Temporary

HP Touts Software to Slow Computer Worms

Mutating Bots May Save Lives