Technical Headline News Archive - May 2007

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

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Technology Firm Executives Say Immigration Barriers Hurt America

Power Limit for Unlicensed 5.8 GHz WLANs Raised to 4W in U.K.

Motorola Cuts Another 4,000 Jobs

Chinese City Suspends Work on Chemical Plant After 1M SMSers Protest

Layoffs hit IBM, Motorola and Tundra

FAA Turns to General Dynamics for Air Traffic Control Communications

USPTO to Host Exhibition of Winning Inventions from the 2007 Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge

Sensors, Safety Pace Auto Chip Market Growth

Globalstar Gets Another Four Satellites into Space

Web Site Error Rocks Global Oil Markets

New Field of Nanotechnology Leads to Novel Control of Quantum State in Electrons

Study: RFID Skills Improving, but Deployment Slows

Brrr! Scientists Identify the Body’s Cold Spot

Nanoscale Imaging Reveals Unexpected Behaviors in HT Superconductors


A Transparent Sheet that Can Block Mobile Phone Signals

Vietnam Experiences Internet Slowdown Due to Stolen Cable

China Chip Market on Track for 20% Growth, Headed for ‘Bubble’ Status?

Broadcom Scores Another Patent Victory Against Qualcomm

Global Chip Makers Cut 2007 Sales Outlook

Sony to Market First U.S. Digital Radio Sets in July

Method Developed for Forecasting Space Radiation Hazards, Safeguarding Astronauts

NEC Staff Caught Faking Orders, Taking Kickbacks

Snow Covers Parts of Europe

High-Tech Hotels for Business Travelers

Microsoft to Unveil Coffee-Table-Shaped Computer

A Bevy of Exoplanets Announced

Google Adds Some Street-Level Views to U.S. Maps

Russia Launches 4 U.S. Satellites


Senate Passes H-1B Visa Reform Bill Amendment

WiMAX Subscribers Jumped 85% in 2007

U.S. Colleges Retool Programming Classes

Nokia to Ship 3G Phones to China in 2008

Wi-Fi RFID Tag Market Doubling in Size Annually

Electronics Cooling Techniques Highlight June 5 M&AE Webcast

Missile Interceptor Test Launches a Debate

Nokia Says Row with Qualcomm May Hurt 3G Uptake

Ofcom Cites Microsoft Support for License-Free Use of "Digital Dividend"

Astronomers Discover 28 New Exoplanets

Fireworks Displays Linked To Perchlorate Contamination in Lakes (now they want to kill 4th of July)

China to Catch Up with U.S. Economy

New Abort System on NASA Craft Would Hurl Astronauts to Safety (play the trés cool animation)


FCC Consults on Google Spectrum Auction Plan

European Aerospace and Defense Industry Serious Competitor to U.S. Market

Switchable Two-Color Light Source on a Silicon Chip

HK to Provide Wireless Internet Services in Public Places

Rodney Smith, Long Term Altera CEO, Dies in Accident

Mobile Phone Headaches are Illusory

Philadelphia Wireless Internet Project Advances

U.S. Trade Commission Postpones Ruling on Qualcomm Chips

April Chip Market Up 10.9% Annually

Airbus Edges Ahead of Boeing in U.S. Aerospace and Defense Market

Calgary, Canada, Sets New Snowfall Record

'Blue Moon' Tomorrow Night

Clamp Down on Indecent Cameraphone Usage

Not-So-Heavy Metal: Electrical Conductivity in Textiles


ARRL Files Federal Appeals Court Brief in Petition for Review of BPL Rules

New Fabrication Technique Yields Nanoscale UV LEDs

Google Will Tell You What Your Next Job Should Be

'Not So Fast, Supercomputers,' Say Software Programmers


Amendment Hiking H-1B Fees Approved by Senate (legal residents to pay for Illegals)

Australia to Establish National Nanotechnology Strategy

Electronics Industry Outlines Plan for National e-Cycling Program

Russian GLONASS Devices Go on Sale This Year

Senator Against Satellite Radio Merger

Brits Using Mobile Phones in Toilets to Bypass Office Internet Restrictions

'Teaching Gap' Exists Among U.S. and Asian Math Teachers (no surprise there)

Sony Invents Razor Thin Display That Bends While Showing Full Color Video

Mobile Office Market Will Cease to Be a Major Enterprise Driver

Connecticut Sues Best Buy for Deceiving Customers ("treated its customers like suckers")

Turkey Poop Power Plant

World Demographic Makeup Shifts from Mostly Rural to Mostly Urban

Hitachi Brain Scanner Fun Toy


Singapore Aquarium Puts RFID Chips in Fish

Mobile Phones Could Wipe Car Ignition Fobs

Flexible Organic 13.56 MHz RFID Tag is a Cost Breakthrough

Inverse Ge Woodpile Structure has Extremely Large Photonic Band Gap

Qualcomm Commits $134.5M to Funding European 3G Start-Ups

Boeing Arms Chief Warns Against 'Peace Dividend'

Memory on Glass: NEC Integrates DRAM with Display

Broadband Access 'A Universal Right' for Italians

Senator Skeptical About Permanent Internet Tax Break

ARRL Senior News Editor Named to CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Dell to Offer Computers with Linux

New Large-Cell Battery Technology Raises Reliability, Lowers Cost

Historic Pole-to-Pole Helicopter Flight Completed

Chinese Government to Control 2008 Olympics Weather


True Fixed/Cell Phone Convergence Seen Years Off (see Kirt's Cogitations)

U.K. Climber Sets Record with Mobile Call and Text Message from Mount Everest

Municipal Wi-Fi Networks Run Into Financial, Technical Trouble

Intel, STMicroelectronics and Francisco Establish New Semiconductor Company

Nanoscale Pasta: Toward Nanoscale Electronics

European Space Policy formalized as joint effort between ESA, EU

Companies Throw Weight Behind WAPI

Promising Technique Will Take Bite out of Spam

E-Mail to Bypass Phone Charges

Korean Phone Now Includes Fish Finder

Is "Home Phone Number" a Thing of the Past?

Micron Predicts Flash Memory will Replace Disk Drives

EU Endorses Deal to Cap Roaming Fees

Lithium-Ion Batteries Power Next Generation of Electric Vehicles


"Massive Outage" as Satellite Problems Hit XM Radio

Avis to Offer Wireless Internet Gear for Use in Car, Hotel, Meetings

Motorola Gets Patent for Sun-Powered Mobile Phone

Art Project Tracks Bluetooth Users

Internet Pioneer to Oversee its Redesign

QUALCOMM Announces New $3B Share Buyback

U.K. Ministry of Defence Selects Raytheon MicroLight Radio for Army's FIST Program Trials

Google's Novel Idea for FCC Radio Spectrum Auction

Bose-Einstein Condensate Makes Sensitive Magnetometer

Cell-Phone Execs Expect Apple's iPhone to Shake Up Market

Nanoident Claims Size Record for Plastic Photodetector Array

A Mighty Number Falls

NYC's Taxi Fleet Will be Green (Hybrid) by 2012


Attack-Proof Power Line to be Installed Under NY

Senator Rear-Ends Vallejo Woman While Talking on Cell Phone (she voted for a bill prohibiting talking while driving)

Tech Customers Baulk at Cost of Going Green

Engineers Charged with Industrial Espionage

Wi-Fi Risks in Schools 'Must be Reviewed'

IBM Claims ‘Fastest MPU Ever Built’

NYC's Con Ed to Get Superconductor Power Grid

Putin Makes Glonass Navigation System Free for Customers

Alert: Ads-to-Cell Phone Screens Set for Rapid Growth

Hong Kong Man Becomes First Ever Convicted for Internet Piracy

RFID-Reading Phones to Debut in October

Opel Shows Concept Car with All-LED Exterior Lighting

Hot New Niche: Lawyers Who Speak Science

Apple Gets FCC Approval for iPhone


Scientists Put 'Spin' in Silicon, Advance New Age of Electronics

James 'Scotty' Doohan's Ashes Found in New Mexico Mountains

Google Study: 10% of Web Pages Carry Malicious Code - 100% Safe


Wireless Technology Developed to Speed Care of Heart Attack Patients

NASA Takes Students Around the World in 8 Minutes

Global Warming Debunked


Dayton ARRL Hamvention Begins Today

NTT Outage Cuts Off Millions of Internet, IP Phone Users in Japan

Betting on '08, Taiwan Vendors Prep WiMAX 16e Systems

Purdue University Touts Hydrogen Energy Breakthrough

Lexus LS Hybrid - a Mere $100k+ (green at 20 mpg/438 hp?)

International Summit for Community Wireless Networks Begins Today

Good Decision-Makers May be Made, not Born

Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad (morons)

Villagers Uses Park Bench to Get Cellphone Coverage

Study Finds 25 Countries that Block Websites

NASA, JPL Plan Business Science Symposium

Pentagon Defends Move to Block Websites


Japan is World's Most Innovative Country, Switzerland #2, U.S. #3

DoD Announces Value Engineering Achievement Awards for 2006

Water-Fueled Engine Appears on the Horizon per Purdue EE Prof

Mobile Phones to be Jammed for President Bush Visit to Australia

EC Decides on Common Format for Spectrum Information

Foreign R&D Centers Employ 35,000 Workers in Israel

Hyperactivity and Academic Achievement Could be Linked by Genetics

Market for Handheld Devices Continues to Shrink

One Giant Leap for Space Activities in Europe

Positioning Phones to Create New Social Networks

Move Over, Elmer’s™: Nanoglue is Stickier


Surf the Internet on Your Umbrella

Next Gen of Wi-Fi Is Planned for Summer

China Tech Industry to Hit $1.45 Trillion by 2010

3G Bandwidth Use to Increase 10-Fold by 2011

H-1B Bills Seek to End Abuses, Raise Visa Cap

EU Proposes Public-Private Partnership to Fund Galileo

IBM Employee Group Plans Work Stoppage

Google: 10% of Sites are Dangerous

10,000-Year-Old Tools Found at Maine Airport

Solar System Sails Sideways Through Galaxy

Not Enough Hours in the Day, Then Look to Mars

Johns Hopkins Team Finds Ring of Dark Matter


DirecTV May Try Broadband over Power Lines (BoPL)

TI Says Calculators Tell Teachers Which Pupils are Failing Math

Industry Calls on Congress to Increase NASA Budget

College Students: Surprisingly Fat, Getting Even Fatter

Industry Shuns 40 GHz Wireless Spectrum

Major RFID Trial in New Zealand "Deferred Indefinitely"

Shuttle Starts Trip Back to Launch Pad

U.S. Naval Academy-Built Satellite to Carry NASA Experiments

China Netcom Decides on Homegrown WiMAX Rival for 2008 Olympics

Motorola Banks on Vo-Fi

Clean Technology Bigger than the Internet

DoD Blocks Access to 13 Major Social Networking Websites


U.S. Representative Sounds IT Wake-Up Call

Patent Troll Casts Shadow over Cable

Japan to Set up 'Wireless Island'

Siemens Managers Convicted of Paying Bribes

Motorola Chief Promises 'Media Monster' Cell Phone

Honeywell Microelectronic Product Line Targets Military and Space Applications

ESA's Envisat Presents Sharpest Ever Satellite Map of Earth

Japan to Develop Laser Weapons amid North Korea Threat

Russia Pushing for 2015 Manned Moon Mission

Microsoft Claims Open-Source Technology Violates 235 of Its Patents

Tiny Spectrometer Offers Precision Laser Calibration

Israel Carries Out Successful Test of Its Hetz Anti-Missile System

Fewer Moms Are Working: Policies, Attitudes Are Implicated (Belated Mother's Day item)

Canada's Gravity Hole


RFID Chips Could Make Stolen DVDs Useless

Laser Inventor Theodore Maiman Dies

Is that Painting Real? Ask a Mathematician (ala Numb3rs)

Mission Could Seek Out Spock's Home Planet


Wireless USB to Soar in 2007

Study Says iPods Cause Malfunction in Implanted Pacemakers

Exam Papers to be RFID-Tagged

Nokia Unveils Record Phone Order from China Worth $2.5B

RFID Market Growing Fast in China

Banner Ads DO Work -- Even if You Don't Notice Them at All

One Million Low-Cost Handsets Sold in One Week

Hyper-Accurate Clocks - The Beating Heart of Galileo

Making a GSM Phone Call from the Summit of Mt. Everest

New Domain Name Suffixes Coming in 2008?

ST Tips Moves into Fuel Cells, Plastic Electronics

IRS Leans on Auction Sites to Spill Customer Information

[Idiot] Woman Runs for Her Life after SatNav Leads Her into Path of Train


IEEE Foundation Awards More Than US $50 000

USPTO's EFS-Web Electronic Patent Filing System Celebrates Successful First Year

Google's Employee Perks - Haircuts to Bike Repairs

Beijing Sets up $1.3 Billion War Chest for Innovation

Phones to Alert Users to Save Energy

Satellite Broadband Access Slow, Expensive, Necessary

Taliban Threatens Afghan Mobile Phone Network

Eyeing Web Phone on a Chip, Intel Invests in Jajah

Police Use Cell-Tracking Technology to Find Transplant Patient

Draft 802.11n Wi-Fi Networks Move to Mainstream

Engineers Uncover Factors that Control Ion Motion in Solid Electrolytes

Jim Rapoza's 10 Emerging Technologies That Flopped

BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Takes Flight


TI Tips Single-Chip Cellphone Roadmap

Russian/U.S. Understanding Reaches New Standards

EU Assembly Group Moves Towards Lax Roaming Rules

Inventory Correction Spurs Q1 Semi Supplier Shake-Up

Fuel Cell Industry Hosts Congressional Expo

Five BenQ Executives Indicted

SMS Alerts Can Track Your Dog's Location

Silly Worm Targets USB Memory Sticks

Advance Reported in Solid Electrolytes

Comcast CEO Shows off Super Quick Modem

Burnt-Out Rockets May Be Carrying Bacteria to Stars

New Lithium Battery Material Created

Surge of 3-D Films Set for U.S. Theaters by 2009


Bermuda to Put RFID in All Vehicles on Island

RFMD and Skyworks Gain Share in Handset PAs: Further Consolidation Likely

U.S. Government Turns to Startup Technology Firms for Next-Gen Military Tools

IC Insights Sees Big Shake-Up in Q1 Chip Rankings

IEEE Spectrum, The Institute Move to Digital Delivery

Scientists Propose a Simple and Economic Qbit Structure

New Technology Enables a Battery to Deliver 3 kW per Kilogram

Increasing Cellphone Use Among Children Aged 11 and Under

Wal-Mart to Launch Pilot Solar-Power Program for 22 Stores

Ariane 5 Achieves Record Performance with Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Paxar Reinvents the Retail Experience with New Interactive RFID Mirror

Study: Ceiling Heights Affect How People Think

NASA's Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever

Despite Warnings, Most U.S. Babies Watch TV


Japanese Find Sleep, Shelter in Cyber Cafes

EU to Consider Taking Over Galileo Satellite System

France Considers 3G at 900 MHz

Amateurs Serve Those Displaced by Kansas Twisters

Andrew Corporation to Sell Satellite Communications Business

Nearly 50% of Americans Have Little Use for Internet and Cell Phones

Militants Confiscate Mobile Phones in Northern Pakistan

RIM throws Us a BlackBerry Curve

Next U.S. Census will Count on a Handheld Computer

India Looks to Produce World's First $10 Laptop

China Punished 3,176 Industrial Polluters

Question Marks over Commitment by China Climate Change Mitigation


Survey Shatters Technology Assumptions

New Worm Targets Portable Memory Drives

Mathematicians Design Invisible Tunnel


GIOVE-A Transmits First Navigation Message

Youngsters in Europe, US Get Front-Row Seats to Space via Ham Radio

No Launch Delay After Train with Shuttle Booster Derails

Multitasking is Hardest in the Early Morning


Maine Engineer Wins $200,000 NASA Astronaut Glove Prize

European Military Electronics Markets Set to Jump to $15B in 2008

TI Investing $1B in Philippines Plant

Homeland Security Looking Into Cell Phones as Anti-Terror Device

Nokia Siemens Networks to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Pioneer Astronaut Wally Schirra Dies at 84

Grand Jury Subpoenas Documents in Broadcom Options Probe

Scientists Try to Prepare for Extraterrestrial Contact

Microsoft Eyeing Deal to Buy Yahoo!

German Telecoms Workers Continue Strikes Against Pay Cuts

New Quantum Dots Make Cheaper Solar Panels

Cellphones Hit Fashion's Runway as Accessories

Princeton Physicists Connect String Theory with Established Physics


Mobiles Lose Their Magic as Calls Fall for the First Time

U.S. Tech Firms Dabble Offshore, But Keep Most Workers Here

Hackers Hijack Satellite TV in Southern China

GaAs Device Market Set to Grow by 76% Over Next 5 Years

Hemlock Investing $1B to Expand Polysilicon Production - Solar Cells

Experience More Important to Business Success Than Being Tech-Savvy

UK Pubs Getting Wi-Fi Access

Budget Cuts Imperil Weather Satellites

IBM Uses Self-Assembling Material in Chip Advance

Beer Power: Foster's, Scientists to Generate Clean Energy From Brewing Process

New Micro-chip Detector Will Be Able to Detect Thousands of Substances


Ultrashort Light Pulse Blazes New Paths for Science, Industry

FCC Approves First WiMAX-Class Laptop Card to Be Offered by Clearwire

UK Updates RFID Rules Per EU Directive

Electromagnetic Fields Are Not Increasing Cancer Risk Among Energy Workers Overall

USPTO's EFS-Web Electronic Patent Filing System Celebrates Successful 1st Year

China Seeks 'Indigenous Innovation'

Zarlink Transceiver Helps Implants Go Broadband

Raytheon Wins GEM-T Contract

Arrested Politicians Campaigning on Cellphones from Prison Cells

NASA 'New Horizons' Probe Reveals New Views of Jupiter

12 Nations Put on Copyright Piracy List

IBM Cuts Jobs at U.S. Facilities

Los Angeles Smoggiest American City Once Again


New Processor Technology May Solve Silicon Barrier

Supreme Court Ruling Toughens Patent Process

U.S. Will Not Oppose IEEE Patent Disclosure Policy

Ofcom Plans to Offer More License-Exempt Spectrum

Micro Fuel Cells to Hit Mainstream in 2010

AT&T to Spend $750M on Global Network in 2007

ASEAN Nations to Build $500M Cable Link to U.S.

Artificial 'Snot' Enhances Electronic Nose

Noise-Cancelling Windows with Piezoelectric Patches

Big Advances Come to Tiny Optical Components

Circulation Drops Again as Papers Trim Subscribers (who still gets news on paper, anyway?)

Nanoparticles May Cause Arterial Disease

Star Trek Star Scotty Rockets into Space in Final Journey