VENONA writes: According to Rueters, the Intel-AMD trial has been delayed to 2010 in US court. Also on Thursday, the Korea Fair Trade Commission fined Intel $25.6 million. The FTC has an 'informal probe' underway, and the New York state attorney general has been more formal, since January. Last July, the EU accused Intel of dumping, and other illegalities. It's difficult to believe that there's this much smoke, on three continents, unless there really is a fire.
VENONA writes: While officially beginning on March 1st, various preliminary things (blogs, etc.) are up at ipy.org. From the press release:
"26 February, 2007 International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 officially gets underway on 1 March, 2007. IPY, which is a programme of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), will be the largest internationally coordinated scientific research effort in 50 years."
"During the course of IPY, thousands of scientists, from over 60 countries and a wide range of research disciplines, will carry out 220 science and outreach projects under six major themes..."