15 Years of Control Design: Flashback 1997-2012 - November

By ControlDesign.com

Nov 13, 2012

15th Anniversary

As Control Design celebrates its 15th anniversary, each month we bring you a look back at some of the events and developments that shaped technology during that time. In November, China became a member of the World Trade Organization, Google acquired YouTube, and Microsoft's Kinect was launched everywhere.



Nov. 1, 1998: Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global satellite phone and paging system.



Nov. 5, 1999: A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by delegates from 170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.


The Concorde Nov. 7, 2001: The Concorde resumed flying commercially after a 16-month stoppage.

Nov. 10, 2001: The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.


Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and Daredevil Nov. 12, 2002: Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and Daredevil, filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment claiming the company had cheated him out of millions of dollars in movie profits related to the 2002 movie "Spider-Man."

Nov. 16, 2004: A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.


YouTube Nov. 13, 2006: Google completed its acquisition of YouTube.

Nov. 13, 2009: NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon.


Microsoft's Kinect Nov. 4, 2010: Microsoft's Kinect was launched worldwide.
  Nov. 17, 2010: Researchers trapped 38 antihydrogen atoms, marking the first time humans had trapped antimatter.