News Link Dump: 3.14 2009 – Happy Pi Day
Global dimming: Air pollution clogging skies worldwide – Air pollution has caused skies above most of the world’s land areas to dim slightly over the past 30 years
Are Google’s Behavior-Based Ads a New Privacy Concern? – Google’s new interest-based advertising may lead to increased revenues for the search company, but privacy advocates have a list of new concerns for Google
Batteries recharging in a matter of seconds – MIT researches discovered how to greatly improve recharging batteries; they worked on how lithium ions travelled from the cathode back to the anode. They achieved their performance goals by changing the structure of the standard Li-ion battery, making use of nanoparticles and some other elements such as carbon
Pentagon Seeks Fleet Of Massive DARPA Spy Blimps – The Pentagon has announced intentions to launch an entire fleet of giant 450-foot-long airships which will act as a massive airborne radar system providing perpetual surveillance of vehicles, planes and people on the ground
New superhero movies pushed back – Marvel pushes out dates for Avengers and Thor. But hey, at least Samuel Jackson is still on board for a 9 pic deal to play Nick Fury.