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Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Chips to US Navy

November 30, 2009 5:55 am | Articles | Comments

A 32-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sold thousands of counterfeit chips to the U.S. Navy. In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Neil Felahy of Newport Coast, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and counterfeit-goods trafficking for his role in an alleged chip-counterfeiting scam that ran between 2007 and 2009. Felahy, his wife Marwah Felahy, and her brother Mustafa Abdul Aljaff operated several microchip brokerage companies that imported chips from Shenzhen, in China's Guangdong province.  


Brookhaven Women in Science Holds High School Career Day at Brookhaven Lab

November 30, 2009 5:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

About 50 female students from three local high schools – Bellport, Rocky Point, and Shoreham-Wading River – recently learned about careers in science and toured world-class facilities at Brookhaven Lab.

Researchers find Reliable, Mess-free way to Grow Graphene

November 30, 2009 5:52 am | by Anne Ju | Articles | Comments

Single layers of carbon atoms, called graphene sheets, are lightweight, strong, electrically semi-conducting -- and notoriously difficult and expensive to make. Now, a Cornell research team has invented a simple way to make graphene electrical devices by growing the graphene directly onto a silicon wafer.  


Norway opens world's first osmotic power plant

November 30, 2009 5:33 am | by Wojciech Moskwa | News | Comments

Norway opened on Tuesday the world's first osmotic power plant, which produces emissions-free electricity by mixing fresh water and sea water through a special membrane.  State-owned utility Statkraft's prototype plant, which for now will produce a tiny 2-4 kilowatts of power or enough to run a coffee machine, will enable Statkraft to test and develop the technology needed to drive down production costs.


Navy Lieutenant Ian Liggett visits Aero Department

November 30, 2009 4:57 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

LT Ian Liggett (ME, 2003) paid a visit to the Aerospace Engineering Dept on Friday Nov 13 and...

Brain Scan Study Shows Cocaine Abusers Can Control Cravings

November 30, 2009 3:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new brain-imaging study shows that active cocaine abusers can suppress drug craving, suggesting new ways to help them quit and avoid relapse.


Sports-Watch Development Kit Fits on your Wrist

November 30, 2009 3:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.


Report on e-Invoicing

November 30, 2009 2:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has published today the report of expert group on e-Invoicing. The group was mandated to design a European e-Invoicing framework, to contribute to the uptake of open and interoperable electronic invoicing solutions within the EU. Particular emphasis was put on the...


Companies More Prone to Go 'Vertical'

November 29, 2009 10:59 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Companies are reviving "vertical integration," a 100-year-old strategy in which a firm controls materials, manufacturing and distribution.

Trying to Save the Web's Shortcuts

November 29, 2009 7:55 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Internet Archive and more than 20 start-ups are banding together to preserve the historical records of the abbreviated Web addresses that are passed around on services such as Twitter.

Hunting Down TV Shows Online

November 29, 2009 7:55 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Mossberg Solution looks at, which helps viewers find their favorite shows online faster.

Disrupting Bacterial Communication to Thwart Them

November 29, 2009 4:52 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Interrupting Bacterial Chatter to Thwart Infection To measure their own numbers, bacteria produce, release, and detect chemical signals called autoinducers. As a population of bacteria grows, it releases more autoinducer into its environment. When individuals detect that a threshold level...

Lenovo to Buy Back Handset Maker

November 29, 2009 3:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Lenovo Group said it plans to buy back a mobile handset maker founded by the Chinese personal computer maker in 2002 for $200 million in cash and shares.


Nook's Store Debut Delayed

November 29, 2009 1:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble said it won't have any of its Nook electronic-book reading devices in stores until Dec. 7, so that it can meet shipments of pre-orders.

Observation of Confinement Phenomenon in Condensed Matter

November 29, 2009 8:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

An experiment has confirmed that spinons, particle-like magnetic excitations, can be confined in a magnetic insulator similar to the way elementary quarks are confined within individual protons and neutrons.


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