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THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 12:03AM FRI MAR 14,2014
WELL NOW THERE SAYING IT WAS A DELIBERATE ACT.SO IT COULD BE THE CONSPIRACY THEORY I THOUGHT WAS OUTRAGOUS AND NUTS.THAT THE PLANE WAS HIJACKED BECAUSE OF THE 20 FREESCALE MICROCHIP IMPLANT DEFENCE ENGINEERS. AND THEY WERE TAKEN SOMEWHERE.THERE SAYING THE PLANE WAS TAKEN TO THE INDIAN OCEAN AREA AND LANDED SOMEWHERE.THAT THE PLANE NEVER EVEN CRASHED INTO THE OCEAN AT ALL.NOW THIS IS OUT THERE TOTALLY.
Timeline of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
By Ann Colwell, CNN-updated 7:47 AM EDT, Wed March 12, 2014
12:41 a.m.: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 departs Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route to Beijing. The weather is good.The plane is carrying 239 people: 227 passengers and 12 crew members. Five passengers are under age 5. There are 13 nationalities represented on board. More than half (154) are Chinese/ Taiwanese. Other passengers were from Malaysia (38), India (5), Indonesia, Australia, the United States (3), France, New Zealand, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Italy (see above), Austria (see above), and the Netherlands.The plane is a Boeing 777-200ER. This aircraft has an excellent safety record. Malaysia Airlines has 15 of the 777-200 planes in its fleet. The airline operates in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and on the route between Europe and Australasia.The expected trip length was roughly 2,700 miles (4,350 kilometers). It was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m.(There was some initial confusion over the distance. The length of 2,300 miles (3700 kilometers) refers to nautical mileage.)
The crew members are Malaysian. The pilot is Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a 53-year-old veteran with 18,365 flying hours who joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. The first officer, Fariq Ab Hamid, has 2,763 flying hours. Hamid, 27, started at the airline in 2007. He had been flying another jet and was transitioning to the Boeing 777-200 after having completed training in a flight simulator.Around 1:30 a.m.: About 45 minutes after takeoff, air traffic controllers in Subang (outside Kuala Lumpur) said they lost contact with the plane over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam at coordinates 06 55 15n 103 34 43e.Further reporting and information has shown that this is when the aircraft's transponder was either turned off or stopped working. At the time the aircraft transponder stopped working, the plane was carrying about 7½ hours of fuel.Around 2:40 a.m.: According to a senior Malaysian Air Force official, radar tracking shows MH370's last known location was over the very small island of Pulau Perak in the Strait of Malacca. This is hundreds of miles from the flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. At this time, civilian and military radar lost all contact with the aircraft. If this data is correct, the aircraft was flying in the opposite direction from its scheduled destination and on the opposite side of the Malay Peninsula from its scheduled route.
THE 4 SENARIOS THAT COULD HAVE OCCURRED
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 10:45AM FRI MAR 14,2014
NOW HOWS THIS FOR ANOTHER OUT THERE CONSPIRACY THEORY BY ME.OK-LETS SAY THE MH370 WAS RERUTED TO THE CHINESE AIRSPACE AND BLOWN UP BY ONE OF THE 2 H-6 CHINESE BOMBERS THAT WERE IN THE AREA SUN MAR 9 AFTER IT WAS REPORTED MISSING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.HOW COULD THE CHINESE POSSIBLY COVER THIS UP TO DISTRACT THE WORLD FROM LOOKING IN THE DISPUTED AREA FOR THE MISSING PLANE THAT THEY SHOT DOWN.
WELL WHAT IF IN ADVANCE THE CHINESE BUILT A DRONE WITH ALL THE EXACT FEATURES AND CONTROLS AS THE MH370 777-200 MALAYSIAN PLANE.SO WHEN THE CHINESE WHO KNEW THESE 20 ENGINEERS WOULD BE ON THE PLANE FROM FREESCALE.THE CHINESE WANTED TO GET RID OF THESE ENGINEERS-SO THEY WITH THE PILOTS SCHEMED UP A SCHEM TO SHUT OFF THE RESPONDERS AT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE FLIGHT.AND THEN DIRECT THE FLIGHT DEEP INTO THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES AND THEN BLEW THE PLANE UP AND IT IS CURRENTLY DEEP UNDER THE SEA IN THE DISPUTED JAPAN - CHINA TERRITORY. AND ITS PROBABLY IN THE JAPANESE PART OF THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES-SO IF SOMEONE WOULD EVER HAPPEN TO COME UPON THE PLANE.THAT JAPAN WOULD THEN GET THE BLAME FOR BRINGING THE PLANE DOWN AND NOT CHINA.
I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY COUNTRY LOOKING ANY FUTHUR THEN THE STOPAGE OF THE LAST SITE WERE THE PLANE WAS HEARD OF.WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS-NOBODY IS LOOKING FOR THE PLANE IN THE DISPUTED AREAS IN THE AREA. AROUND THE LAST REPORTED SIGHTING OF THE PLANE.
NOW LETS GET BACK TO THE LAST RESPONDER OF THE PLANE.IF THE CHINESE AND THE PILOTS DID SCHEME TO DESTROY THE PLANE WITH A MISSLE.THE PILOTS WOULD HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN WERE THEY WOULD JUMP OUT OF THE PLANE AFTER THEY PUT IT ON AUTOMATIC PILOT.THEN A SHIP WOULD BE WAITING TO PICK THEM UP AT THE SPOT WERE THE SETUP JUMP WOULD HAVE BEEN.THEN THE CHINESE BOMBER COULD MISSLE THE PLANE DOWN AND IT WOULD HAVE FALLIN IN THE OCEAN.IN THE DISPUTED JAPAN-CHINA AREA SOMEWHERE.MOST LIKELY IN THE JAPAN TERRITORY.
NOW HOW COULD THE CHINESE COVER THIS UP.WELL LIKE I SAID IF THE CHINESE BUILT AN EXACT REPLICA DRONE OF THE MH370.AND THEN THE PILOT SHUT THE TRANSPONDER OFF ON THE MH370 AND TOOK IT TO THE DISPUTED TERRITORY. AND MEANWHILE JUST BEHIND THE MH370 WOULD BE THIS DRONE IMITATION WITH ALL THE EXACT FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MH370.A COMPLETE CLONE OF THE MALAYSIAN PLANE.THE DISTRACTION COULD BE THE CHINESE DRONE THEN TOOK OVER THE MH370 CONTROL SYSTEM AFTER THE TRANSPONDER WAS SHUT OFF ON THE MH370.THIS COULD ACCOUNT FOR THE FINAL RESPONDER OF THE MH370.THEN THE TURN TO THE INDIAN OCEAN THEORY.THAT WOULD HAVE MADE IT LOOK LIKE A HIJACKING BY TURNING THIS DRONE TOWARD THE INDIAN OCEAN.AND THIS COULD DECIEVE EVERYBOBY TO LOOK INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN AREA INSTEAD OF SEARCHING WERE THEY REALLY SHOULD BE SEARCHING FOR THE PLANE IN THE DISPUTED AREA WERE THE CHINESE REALLY MISSLED DOWN THE PLANE.SINCE THE WHOLE WORLD IS CLUED OUT ON THIS INCLUDING MYSELF.NOTHING WOULD SURPRISE ME ABOUT THIS MYSTERY NOW.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 1:30PM FRI MAR 14,2014
In the words of Malaysia’s civil aviation chief, the fate of MH370 is “a mystery.” The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia en route to Beijing, was cruising normally at 35,000 feet… and then disappeared. There was no distress call. The weather was fine. The plane’s last known position, via radar, was just south of Vietnam in the South China Sea — which is where search efforts have been focused so far — but one theory suggests that the plane turned back just after the last radar ping, meaning the plane could be hundreds of miles away in the Strait of Malacca. In the absence of any other information, there is speculation that the plane was target of a terrorist attack.
Updated @ 08:05 March 14: It’s now been almost a week since flight MH370 disappeared without trace. From official Malaysian sources, there is still no news to report. According to an exclusive report by Reuters, however, some investigators are now fairly certain that the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 did in fact fly on for another four hours. Apparently, shortly after the last time it appeared on civilian radar (around 1:30am local time), MH370 turned west and started following navigational waypoints (Vampi, Gival, Igrex) usually used by flights towards the Middle East and Europe. According to two sources speaking to Reuters, the fact that the airplane simply vanished from air traffic control and civilian radar would suggest that someone on board the plane disabled its communication systems. If this new information is correct, MH370 actually disappeared somewhere in the Indian Ocean, near the Andaman Islands. Reuters says Malaysian authorities are now asking for radar data from Thailand, Indonesia, and India — all of which may have picked up flight MH370 after it vanished.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 7:20PM FRI MAR 14,2014
NOW WE FIND OUT JUST AFTER THE PLANES LAST KNOWN LOCATION AND THE 15 MINUTE TURN OFF OF THE TRANSONDER.THAT THE PLANE WENT UP TO 45,000 FEET- THEN DOWN TO 23,000 FEET THEN EVENED OFF AT 30,000 FEET AND TURNED THE TURN THEN.THEY HAD A PILOT THAT DRIVES BOEING 777-200 ER PLANES.AND HE SAID A RADICAL SWING LIKE THAT IS LIKE A CHILD WITH A PAPER AIRPLANE YOU MAKE.IT GOES UP THEN DOWN THEN LEVELS OUT.WELL THIS WOULD FIT MY DRONE THEORY PERFECTLY.THE PLANES TRANSPONDER WOULD BE SHUT OFF BY THE PILOT.WHILE THE PLANE FLYS INTO THE CHINA-JAPAN DISPUTED TERRITORY WERE THE PILOT WOULD BE GET OUT OF THE PLANE AND THE PLANE WOULD THEN GO TO WERE CHINA WANTED TO MISSLE IT.
THEN MEANWHILE BACK AT THE ORIGINAL SCENE.THE DRONE HAD 15 MINUTES TO GET SETUP AND DO THE DECEPTION TO THE INDIAN OCEAN.THIS BIG RISE TO 43,000 FEET WOULD BE THE PERSON CONTROLLING THE DRONE TO TRY TO GET IT READY FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN DIRECTION.THE PERSON CONTROLLING THE DRONE REALIZED THE ALTITUDE WAS WAY TO HIGH AND THERE WOULD BE SUSPICION.SO THE DRONE CONTROLLER BROUGHT THE DRONE DOWN TO 23,000 FEET.THEY REALIZED IT WAS TO LOW TO FIT THE 777-2000 - SO THEY FINALLY TOOK IT UP TO 30,000 FEET -LEVELED IT OFF AND CARRIED ON TO THE INDIAN OCEAN.IF THIS WAS A MISSLE COVERUP.CHINA WOULD MAKE SURE THE DRONE GOES INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN SOMEWHERE.AND WOULD BE DESTROYED.BUT THE CHINESE WOULD BE AT THE DESTRUCTION SITE SO THEY COULD QUICKLY CLEAN UP THE DRONE SITE.AND GET RID OF IT.AND THEN THE LAST PING WERE THE RADAR WILL SHOW IS WERE THE COUNTRIES WILL END UP AT.AND THEY WILL SAY THATS WERE THE FINAL PING WAS HEARD AND THE PLANE SHOULD BE DOWN HERE.BUT SINCE THE CHINESE CLEANED THE DRONE CRASH UP.THIS WILL END UP BEING CALLED A LOST PLANE BECAUSE THEY WILL FIND NOTHING AT THE LAST PING SITE.EVERYBODY WILL BE AMAZED THAT THERES NO CRASH DEBRIS AND IT WILL BE CALLED A LOST PLANE.AND NOT FOUND.THE SO CALLED CRASH SITE I PREDICT WILL BE IN THE DEEPEST PART OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.SO IT WILL TAKE TIME AND RESOURCES TO EVEN CHECK THE SITE OUT.MEANWHILE BACK IN THE DISPUTED CHINESE-JAPAN AREA THE PLANE WILL BE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA WAITING TO BE FOUND.BUT THE CHINESE DECIEVED EVERYBODY WITH THE DRONE AND THE PLANE WILL NEVER BE FOUND.AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER IF IT IS THE CHINESE WILL MAKE SURE AND MISSLE THE PLANE DOWN IN JAPAN TERRITORY.NOT ON CHINESE DISPUTED TERRITORY.THATS MY CONSPIRACY THEORY TAKE.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 10:00PM FRI MAR 14,2014
THERES SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS GOING ON HERE.MY ANTENNAS ARE UP.CNN GOT PEIRCE MORGAN BLAMING THE PILOTS FOR THE SABATAGE AS THEY CALL. THEY GOT ANDERSON CIA COOPER HINTING AT A DRONE BUT WILL NOT OUT RIGHT SAY IT.AND COOPER IS CONSTANTLY SAYING THE INFLUX IN ALTITUDE CHANGES WAS DONE MANUALLY.BEHIND THE SCENES HINTING AT DRONES WHICH THE PERSON WOULD CONTROL MANUALLY OR AUTOMATICALLY.I BELIEVE THE SCAM BEHIND THIS IS TO MAKE SURE EVERY PLANE GETS TRACKED AT ALL TIMES ON EARTH BY GPS,SATTELITES,RADAR AND PROBABLY TV CAMERAS IN ALL PLANES SO THE GOVERNMENTS CAN WATCH OUR EVERY MOVES ALL AROUND THE WORLD IN EVERY PLANE.I KNOW KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING TO STEAL OUR RIGHTS MORE LIKE 911 AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.
ITS 3:15PM MAR 14.14 AND THERE SAYING LITHIUM BATTERIES IN THE CARGO MIGHT HAVE STARTED A FIRE AND BROUGHT DOWN THE PLANE.I SMELL A BIGTIME DIVERSION HERE.
Malaysia jet hidden by Electronic Weaponry? 20 EW defense-linked passengers-Stratfor VP of Intelligence Fred Burton examines the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the steps investigators take when looking at plane disaster cases.March 9, 2014
Did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard tragically disintegrate in mid-flight, as official investigators postulate? Or has it been disappeared with electronic weaponry used in electronic warfare that at least twenty passengers' employer is contracted by the Department of Defense to make, as this reporter posits? While four passengers who boarded a missing Malaysian jet are under special investigation for stolen and other passport-related issues, twenty passengers were involved in cutting edge electronic technology used for defense purposes, including electronic warfare, such as weapons that can "cloak" or make planes invisible, appearing to vanish. If this is the case with the missing jet, the event points to terrorism.The public is told that investigators report the missing Malaysian jet possibly "disintegrated" into thin air. "Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane," Reuters reports.Adding to the mysterious tragedy is that not one country checked databases for information about stolen passports used to board the Malaysia Airlines flight. Interpol said Sunday that not one country checked its database for information about stolen passports used to board the Malaysia Airlines flight.Secretary general of Interpol, Ronald K. Noble, said Sunday no checks had been conducted by the authorities in Malaysia or any other country about the two passports before the Boeing 777-200 left on Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.In a forceful statement, Mr. Noble warned “only a handful of countries” around the world routinely made such checks.“This is a situation we had hoped never to see,” he said. “For years, Interpol has asked why should countries wait for a tragedy to put prudent security measures in place at borders and boarding gates.” catastrophic events occurring during the cruise phase of flight are exceedingly rare these days. Given the altitude, few opportunities for weather or piloting deficiencies exist. Even an engine failure would still provide options.Two aspects not reported regarding the mystery are: 1) using today's electronic weaponry, a plane can seemingly "vanish," and 2) passengers aboard the missing Malaysia jet linking to contracts with the Department of Defense defense and high-tech electronic weaponry.Today's electronic warfare (EW) capability includes weaponry that can hide planes. Electronic weaponry is not only available, it is being deployed. Is this being used to hide or "cloak" the "vanished" plane?
New electronic weapons allow jamming, blinding, deafening and more, so that a plane could possibly vanish from radar detection and security systems would not be activated. Basic radar Electronic Counter-Measure strategies used in electronic warfare (EW) are: 1) radar interference, 2) target modifications, and 3) changing electrical properties of air.For example, a U.S. intelligence assessment described to The Daily Beast by current and former U.S. intelligence officials, concluded any Israeli attack on Iran would go far beyond fighter plane airstrikes and would likely deploy EW against Iran’s electric grid, Internet, cellphone network, and emergency frequencies for firemen and police officers.“For example, Israel has developed a weapon capable of mimicking a maintenance cellphone signal that commands a cell network to “sleep,” effectively stopping transmissions, officials confirmed. The Israelis also have jammers capable of creating interference within Iran’s emergency frequencies for first responders.”In a 2007, “the Syrian military got a taste of this warfare when Israeli planes ‘spoofed’ the country’s air-defense radars, at first making it appear that no jets were in the sky and then in an instant making the radar believe the sky was filled with hundreds of planes.”
Last year, it was announced that new stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar, it also renders them hidden to the human eye as well — “just like an invisibility cloak in a Hollywood sci-fi thriller,” reported Military.com.China had just touted its work on a “cloaking” technology using a hexagonal array of glass-like panels to bend light around an object, obscuring it from view, as though hidden by an invisibility cloak. Experts confirmed that the technology was legit — and not unlike American and European projects from the past few years.“The general public … might not hear about how far the U.S. has really come, because it is and should remain classified,” firearms expert Chris Sajnog, a former Navy SEAL, told FoxNews.com. “Other countries are still playing catch-up — but they’re closing the gap.”Military.com stated, “But while classified work progresses, several public projects from universities and military supply companies show just how real this futuristic technology is.”“Major arms developers such as BAE Systems readily acknowledge work on this kind of technology, such as the Adaptiv program, which aims to hide armored vehicles.”“The U.S. military is among many who have expressed interest in Adaptiv, which could be transferred to other platforms, such as ships and helicopters,” said Mike Sweeney, a spokesman for BAE.On the other hand, some experts dispute these new technologies can work at all.“Invisibility cloak is a poorly chosen term,” Thomas Way, associate professor of computing science at Villanova University, wrote to FoxNews.com in an email. “Invisible to what? We already have stealth aircraft that are invisible to radar (usually), but there is absolutely no way given our current understanding of physics that something could be made invisible to the naked eye… If that’s what they are claiming, it’s a hoax.”
In Electronic Warfare jargon, however, electronic countermeasure exists. ECM is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers.ECM can be used offensively and defensively to deny targeting information to an enemy.The system can “make the real target appear to disappear or move about randomly. It is used effectively to protect aircraft from guided missiles.“Most air forces use ECM to protect their aircraft from attack. It has also been deployed by military ships and recently on some advanced tanks to fool laser/IR guided missiles. It is frequently coupled with stealth advances so that the ECM systems have an easier job. Offensive ECM often takes the form of jamming. Defensive ECM includes using blip enhancement and jamming of missile terminal homers.” Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) launched a major initiative dedicated to serving RF power needs of U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. It has a team of specialists dedicated to supporting defense customers.
Freescale confirmed yesterday that of the 239 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, 20 are employed by the leading edge electronic company: twelve from Malaysia and eight from China.The company’s key product solutions include those for electric vehicles, as this reporter highlighted yesterday:“ Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets,” the company says on its website and in its statement today. ”… our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected.”Freescale says its “key applications and end-markets include: automotive safety,hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com
Freescale’s commercial products meet requirements of applications such as: Battlefield communications-Avionics-HF through L- and S-Band radar-Missile guidance-Electronic warfare
Identification, friend or foe (IFF)
Human rights regarding security and privacy, possibly terrorism
Evidence of terrorism and human rights related to security and privacy continue mounting regarding the jet with 239 people on board, less than an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bound for Beijing.While everyone who boarded the plane are being investigated, four are under particular investigation. Two had stolen passports to board the now vanished Malaysia plane. They bought their tickets with two other people who boarded the plane and are also targets of the investigation. Now, ESP reports that the stolen passports may have been found.A Chinese national, whose passport number was listed on the passenger manifest, did not board the plane, is still in China, and this individual’s passport was never stolen, China’s state media reported. The stolen passport carriers and the other two suspects have increased officials’ suspicions that the event is one of terrorism, officials say, but continue to stress that the event has not been declared a terrorist event. Hishammuddin Hussein, who holds two ministerial positions, said that “the four names are with me,” added that the investigation was focusing on “the entire passenger manifest,” and said FBI investigators have joined the probe.Military radar indicated the plane possibly turned from its flight route before losing contact: “There is a distinct possibility the airplane did a turn-back, deviating from the course,” Malaysian air force chief General Rodzali Daud said Sunday, citing radar data but not revealing which direction the plane possibly took when it went off route.Malaysia Airlines (MAS) chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the Boeing 777′s systems would have set off alarm bells if it changed course.That, however, is assuming electronic weaponry was not used.Sources: Reuters, CNN, New York Times, Military.com, The Daily Beast
A computer two millimeters square is the start of an effort to make chips that can put computer power just about anywhere for the vaunted “Internet of Things.- By Tom Simonite on May 29, 2013
Why It Matters
Much could be done with data gathered from the depths of the human body, or every corner of the environment, but getting it requires a new breed of tiny computers.Mini computer: The tiny KL02 microcontroller, made by Freescale, was created to enable swallowable wireless computers, and contains an energy efficient processor, memory, and RAM.If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller. A new microchip that is two millimeters square and contains almost all the components of a tiny functioning computer is a promising start.The KL02 chip, made by Freescale, is shorter on each side than most ants are long and crams in memory, RAM, a processor, and more. The genesis of the chip was a customer asking for help creating a wireless device small enough to be easily swallowed and cheap enough to be considered “digestible.” Freescale is now offering the chip for general sale, and also embarking on an R&D push to create more tiny computers that also include sensors and wireless data connections.“The Internet of things is ultimately about services, like your thermostat connecting to the Internet and knowing when you’re coming home,” says Kaivan Karimi, director of global strategy for microcontrollers at Freescale, “but the technology those [services] are based on is embedded processing and sensors.”If connected sensors are to be spread throughout the world around us, those technologies need to shrink in size, power consumption, and price, says Karimi. Freescale is betting that one of the best ways to do that is to integrate, into a single chip, components such as processors, memory, sensors, radios, and antennas that would usually be laid out across a circuit board.Freescale will start offering the KL02, and some slightly larger microcontrollers, with Zigbee or low-power Bluetooth wireless integrated later this year. Wireless connectivity is added by adding the guts of a radio chip to the current designs. The company is also working to refine technology for packaging chips and other components together to enable many more millimeter-scale computers.“All these heterogeneous things need to come together and be integrated,” says Karimi, “but we have to figure out how these components can coexist without degrading their performance.”Bringing sensors and other components close together creates challenges because they each produce their own kind of electronic noise that can interfere with the workings of other components. It’s an area of chip engineering that is suddenly more important than processing power, says Karimi. “It is a packaging exercise, not a Moore’s Law problem, and the ultimate miniaturized version requires different sorts of packaging technology from what we’ve used in the past.”One challenge in designing compact chips is that flash memory, the kind found in smartphones, creates interference for radio chips. In chips too small to avoid the problem, Freescale’s engineers design tiny Faraday cages around memory to shut in this electronic noise.
Freescale is betting that a technology called redistributive chip packaging (RCP), largely developed in-house, is going to make it possible to overcome similar problems. It has been used for some years in defense systems that needed very compact electronics able to withstand extremes of heat and pressure. “It isn’t a futuristic technology, because parts of it have been around in very specific applications,” says Karimi. “It does allow for packages with a very small footprint area, and we will see this technology migrate to consumer, industrial, and auto [uses].”RCP also makes it possible to stack up components and chips; one possibility being explored is using the process to integrate antennas, as well as radio circuits, into chips.“Such wafer-scale packaging is getting close to ‘smart dust’ design points,” says Prabal Dutta, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, referring to the idea that very cheap, tiny sensors could eventually be scattered like dust to gather data.However, Dutta points out that packaging alone can’t solve all the problems of making tiny, multifunctional computers, and says work will be needed on the components being packed together. “All of the system components—sensing, computing, wireless communications, data storage, and power conversion, will need careful attention,” says Dutta, with power consumption a particular challenge. “As a [miniature computer]’s length shrinks, its volume falls cubically, meaning battery capacity falls quickly,” he points out—a problem Dutta faces in his project designing radio-equipped sensors just one cubic millimeter in size.Karimi agrees that batteries are a problem, saying that Freescale is working with partners developing energy harvesting components—of heat, radio waves, or light—that could power very small devices.Freescale is not the only chip company that sees potential profit in supplying chips for a new wave of sensor and other tiny computers that feed data to the Internet. The company’s KL02 chip is based on a design announced by ARM last year as the world’s most energy-efficient microprocessor, which other companies are also licensing. However, Karimi says, the RCP packaging technology crucial to Freescale’s ambitions is protected by patents.
The original version of this article stated that Freescale would add Wi-Fi to its compact chips later this year. In fact, other wireless technologies that use the same frequency band but with lower power consumption are to be added.
Credit: Yonggang Ke/Harvard's Wyss Institute
THESE FREESCALE ENGEINEERS WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS KIND OF STUFF.SO WE CAN SEE WHY ASIAN-RUSSIA COUNTRIES WOULD WANT TO KILL OFF THESE PEOPLE.
Roomy cages built from DNA: Self-assembling cages are the largest standalone 3-D DNA structures yet, and could one day deliver drugs, or house tiny bioreactors or photonic devices-Cambridge, MA | Posted on March 13th, 2014
Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The structures are some of the largest and most complex structures ever constructed solely from DNA, they report today's online edition of Science.To create supersharp images of their cage-shaped DNA polyhedra, the scientists used DNA-PAINT, a microscopy method that uses short strands of DNA (yellow) labeled with a fluorescent chemical (green) to bind and release partner strands on polyhedra corners, causing them to blink. The blinking corners reveal the shape of structures far too small to be seen with a conventional light microscope.Roomy cages built from DNA: Self-assembling cages are the largest standalone 3-D DNA structures yet, and could one day deliver drugs, or house tiny bioreactors or photonic devices-Cambridge, MA | Posted on March 13th, 2014
Moreover, the scientists visualized them using a DNA-based super-resolution microscopy method -- and obtained the first sharp 3D optical images of intact synthetic DNA nanostructures in solution.
In the future, scientists could potentially coat the DNA cages to enclose their contents, packaging drugs for delivery to tissues. And, like a roomy closet, the cage could be modified with chemical hooks that could be used to hang other components such as proteins or gold nanoparticles. This could help scientists build a variety of technologies, including tiny power plants, miniscule factories that produce specialty chemicals, or high-sensitivity photonic sensors that diagnose disease by detecting molecules produced by abnormal tissue."I see exciting possibilities for this technology," said Peng Yin, Ph.D., a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute and Assistant Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, and senior author of the paper.
Building with DNA
DNA is best known as a keeper of genetic information. But scientists in the emerging field of DNA nanotechnology are exploring ways to use it to build tiny structures for a variety of applications. These structures are programmable, in that scientists can specify the sequence of letters, or bases, in the DNA, and those sequences then determine the structure it creates.So far most researchers in the field have used a method called DNA origami, in which short strands of DNA staple two or three separate segments of a much longer strand together, causing that strand to fold into a precise shape. DNA origami was pioneered in part by Wyss Institute Core Faculty member William Shih, Ph.D., who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Yin's team has built different types of DNA structures, including a modular set of parts called single-stranded DNA tiles or DNA bricks. Like LEGO® bricks, these parts can be added or removed independently. Unlike LEGO® bricks, they spontaneously self-assemble.But for some applications, scientists might need to build much larger DNA structures than anyone has built so far. So, to add to their toolkit, Yin's team sought much larger building blocks to match.
Yin and his colleagues first used DNA origami to create extra-large building blocks the shape of a photographer's tripod. The plan was to engineer those tripod legs to attach end-to-end to form polyhedra -- objects with many flat faces that are themselves triangles, rectangles, or other polygons.But when Yin and the paper's three lead authors, Ryosuke Iinuma, a former Wyss Institute Visiting Fellow, Yonggang Ke, Ph.D., a former Wyss Postdoctoral Fellow who is now an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, and Ralf Jungman, Ph.D, a Wyss Postdoctoral Fellow, built bigger tripods and tried to assemble them into polyhedra, the large tripods' legs would splay and wobble, which kept them from making polyhedra at all.The researchers got around that problem by building in a horizontal strut to stabilize each pair of legs, just as a furniture maker would use a piece of wood to bridge legs of a wobbly chair.To glue the tripod legs together end-to-end, they took advantage of the fact that matching DNA strands pair up and adhere to each other. They left a tag of DNA hanging off a tripod leg, and a matching tag on the leg of a different tripod that they wanted it to pair with.The team programmed DNA to fold into sturdy tripods 60 times larger than previous DNA tripod-like building blocks and 400 times larger than DNA bricks. Those tripods then self-assembled into a specific type of three-dimensional polyhedron -- all in a single test tube.By adjusting the length of the strut, they built tripods that ranged from upright to splay-legged. More upright tripods formed polyhedra with fewer faces and sharper angles, such as a tetrahedron, which has four triangular faces. More splay-legged tripods formed polyhedra with more faces, such as a hexagonal prism, which is shaped like a wheel of cheese and has eight faces, including its top and bottom.In all, they created five polyhedra: a tetrahedron, a triangular prism, a cube, a pentagonal prism, and a hexagonal prism.
After building the cages, the scientists visualized them using a DNA-based microscopy method Jungmann had helped developed called DNA-PAINT. In DNA-PAINT, short strands of modified DNA cause points on a structure to blink, and data from the blinking images reveal structures too small to be seen with a conventional light microscope. DNA-PAINT produced ultrasharp snapshots of the researchers' DNA cages - the first 3D snapshots ever of single DNA structures in their native, watery environment."Bioengineers interested in advancing the field of nanotechnology need to devise manufacturing methods that build sturdy components in a highly robust manner, and develop self-assembly methods that enable formation of nanoscale devices with defined structures and functions," said Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. "Peng's DNA cages and his methods for visualizing the process in solution represent major advances along this path."
This work was funded by the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the JSR Corporation, and the Wyss Institute. In addition to Yin, Iinuma, Ke, and Jungmann, the research team included Thomas Schlichthaerle, a visiting student at the Wyss Institute, and Johannes B. Woehrstein, a research fellow at the Wyss Institute.
About Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University uses Nature's design principles to develop bioinspired materials and devices that will transform medicine and create a more sustainable world. Working as an alliance among all of Harvard's Schools, and in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston University, Tufts University, and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Institute crosses disciplinary and institutional barriers to engage in high-risk research that leads to transformative technological breakthroughs. By emulating Nature's principles for self-organizing and self-regulating, Wyss researchers are developing innovative new engineering solutions for healthcare, energy, architecture, robotics, and manufacturing. These technologies are translated into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators, corporate alliances, and new start-ups.
Meaglow Plasma Source Provides Major Breakthrough for Advanced Semiconductor Production Technique (THUNDER BAY, CANADA)
Meaglow Ltd. (Privately Held) announces a breakthrough in semiconductor production. As computer chips become smaller and smaller, advanced production techniques, such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) have become more important for depositing thin layers of material. Unfortunately the ALD of some materials has been prone to contamination from the plasma sources used.Meaglow Ltd has developed a hollow cathode plasma source which has reduced oxygen contamination by orders of magnitude, allowing the reproducible deposition of semiconductor materials with improved quality.Meaglow Plasma Source Provides Major Breakthrough for Advanced Semiconductor Production Technique-Thunder Bay, Canada | Posted on March 13th, 2014
The breakthrough has been shown in a recent publication of oxygen reduction figures for the hollow cathode plasma source supplied last year to the group of Professor Necmi Biyikli, of the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, at Bilkent University in Turkey. The plasma source was used to upgrade their existing Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) system by replacing an inductively coupled plasma source. The publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C (J. Mater. Chem. C 2 (2014) 2123) shows a reduction in oxygen content of orders of magnitude compared to previous results. There is also a marked improvement in material quality. These results render the older inductively coupled plasma sources obsolete for many applications.Meaglow is seeking other customers interested in improving the material quality of their ALD and other plasma grown nitride layers. The hollow cathode plasma technology also has the advantage of scalability to large deposition areas. The Plasma source can be used to retrofit existing systems or can be integrated with equipment manufacturers. It can also be utilized in a number of different applications including MBE, and LPMOCVD among others. Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 8:53AM FRI MAR 14,2014
India searching uninhabited isles for Malaysia jet
By ASHOK SHARMA 38 minutes ago-MAR 14,14-Yahoonews
NEW DELHI (AP) — India began searching hundreds of uninhabited islands in the Andaman Sea on Friday, using heat-seeking devices in looking for the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared six days ago, officials said.Two Indian air force reconnaissance planes began flying over the islands as a precaution, after they and two naval ships scoured the seas surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, according to spokesman Col. Harmit Singh of India's Tri-Services Command on the territory.The archipelago that stretches south of Myanmar contains 572 islands covering an area of 720-by-52 kilometers. Only 37 are inhabited, with the rest covered in dense forests.The Indian navy is also considering expanding its search west into the Bay of Bengal."We are awaiting permission from the Navy," he said, but declined to give details about the rest of the search operation, including the use of technologies such as the heat sensors aboard the Dornier planes.Coast Guard official V.S.R. Murthy said India would turn its focus toward western waters between the islands and the Indian coast. On Friday, two navy ships were still sailing east of Great Nicobar Island.
Investigators focus on foul play behind missing plane-sources-By Niluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy 58 minutes ago-U.S. says new Indian Ocean search area may be opened for Malaysian jet-MAR 14,14-Yahoonews
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner is focusing more on a suspicion of foul play, as evidence suggests it was diverted hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said.In a far more detailed description of military radar plotting than has been publicly revealed, two sources told Reuters an unidentified aircraft that investigators suspect was missing Flight MH370 appeared to be following a commonly used navigational route when it was last spotted early on Saturday, northwest of Malaysia.That course - headed into the Andaman Sea and towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean - could only have been set deliberately, either by flying the Boeing 777-200ER jet manually or by programming the auto-pilot.A third investigative source said inquiries were focusing more on the theory that someone who knew how to fly a plane deliberately diverted the flight hundreds of miles off its scheduled course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing."What we can say is we are looking at sabotage, with hijack still on the cards," said the source, a senior Malaysian police official.One of the most baffling mysteries in the history of modern aviation remains unsolved after nearly a week.The latest radar evidence is consistent with the expansion of the search for the aircraft to the west of Malaysia, possibly as far as the Indian Ocean.There has been no trace of the plane nor any sign of wreckage as the navies and military aircraft of more than a dozen countries scour the seas across Southeast Asia.Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he could not confirm the last heading of the plane or if investigators were focusing on sabotage."A normal investigation becomes narrower with time ... as new information focuses the search, but this is not a normal investigation," he told a news conference. "In this case, the information has forced us to look further and further afield."Investigators were still looking at "four or five" possibilities, including a diversion that was intentional or under duress, or an explosion, he said. Police would search the pilot's home if necessary and were still investigating all 239 passengers and crew on the plane, he added.
INDIAN OCEAN "BIGGEST CHALLENGE"
If the jetliner did stray into the Indian Ocean, a vast expanse with depths of more than 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), the task faced by searchers would become dramatically more difficult. Winds and currents could shift any surface debris tens of nautical miles within hours, dramatically widening the search area with each passing day."Ships alone are not going to get you that coverage, helicopters are barely going to make a dent in it and only a few countries fly P-3s (long-range search aircraft)," William Marks, spokesman for the U.S. Seventh Fleet, told Reuters."So this massive expanse of water space will be the biggest challenge."The U.S. Navy was sending an advanced P-8A Poseidon plane to help search the Strait of Malacca, a busy sealane separating the Malay Peninsula from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It had already deployed a Navy P-3 Orion aircraft to those waters.U.S. defense officials told Reuters that the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, USS Kidd, was heading to the Strait of Malacca, answering a request from the Malaysian government. The Kidd had been searching the areas south of the Gulf of Thailand, along with the destroyer USS Pinckney."It's my understanding that based on some new information that's not necessarily conclusive - but new information - an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters in Washington.Carney did not specify the nature of the new information.Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from the aircraft after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no immediate information about where the jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said on Thursday.U.S. experts are still examining the data to see if any information about its last location could be extracted, a source close to the investigation told Reuters. Malaysia's civil aviation chief confirmed on Friday the government was working with U.S. investigators to establish if there was any satellite information that could help locate the airliner.
LAST RADAR SIGHTING
The last sighting of the aircraft on civilian radar screens came shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, less than an hour after take-off. It was flying as scheduled across the mouth of the Gulf of Thailand on the eastern side of peninsular Malaysia, heading towards Beijing.However, Malaysia's air force chief said on Wednesday that an aircraft that could have been the missing plane was plotted on military radar at 2:15 a.m., 200 miles northwest of Penang Island off Malaysia's west coast.This position marks the limit of Malaysia's military radar in that part of the country, a fourth source familiar with the investigation told Reuters.Malaysia says it has asked neighboring countries for their radar data, but has not confirmed receiving the information. Indonesian and Thai authorities said on Friday they had not received an official request for such data from Malaysia.The fact that the plane - if it was MH370 - had lost contact with air traffic control and was invisible to civilian radar suggested someone on board had turned off its communication systems, the first two sources said.They also gave new details on the direction in which the unidentified aircraft was heading - following aviation corridors identified on maps used by pilots as N571 and P628 - routes taken by commercial planes flying from Southeast Asia to the Middle East or Europe.Hishammuddin said it remained unclear if that aircraft was MH370. "We need to get verification and we are working very closely with the experts," he said.
MILITARY DEPLOYMENT GROWS
Ships and aircraft are now combing a vast area that had already been widened to cover both sides of the Malay Peninsula and the Andaman Sea.An already difficult search task has been complicated in some areas by a choking haze caused by burning forest and farmland that has enveloped much of Malaysia and spilled into the Strait of Malacca. The haze, exacerbated by a prolonged dry spell, has reached hazardous levels in several spots."The haze will affect the search and rescue operations for sure. The visibility at the ground level has dropped to less than 3 km (1.9 miles)," Amirzudi Hashim, a senior meteorologist at the National Weather Center, told Reuters.India had deployed ships, planes and helicopters from the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, an Indian military spokesman, Harmeet Singh, said on Friday.Two Dornier aircraft were searching the land mass of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, a total area of 720 km by 52 km, Singh said.China, which had more than 150 citizens on board the missing plane, has deployed four warships, four coastguard vessels, eight aircraft and trained 10 satellites on a wide search area. Chinese media have described the ship deployment as the largest Chinese rescue fleet ever assembled.The Boeing 777 has one of the best safety records of any commercial aircraft in service. Its only previous fatal crash came on July 6 last year when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 struck a seawall with its undercarriage on landing in San Francisco. Three people died.(Additional reporting by Anshuman Daga, Yantoultra Ngui and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah in Kuala Lumpur, Tim Hepher in Paris, Mark Hosenball, Andrea Shalal, Will Dunham, Phil Stewart and Roberta Rampton in Washington; Ben Blanchard in Beijing; Amy Sawitta Lefevre in Bangkok; Writing by Stuart Grudgings and Alex Richardson; Editing by Nick Macfie)