Washington, DC - On June 26, 2008, by Executive Order 13466, the President declared a national emergency with respect to North Korea pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula.  The President also found that it was necessary to maintain certain restrictions with respect to North Korea that would otherwise have been lifted pursuant to Proclamation 8271 of June 26, 2008, which terminated the exercise of authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 1-44) with respect to North Korea.

Washington, DC - An Adware strain name Zacinlo is wreaking havoc on US-based Microsoft Windows 10 users. If you’ll remember when it was forced upon us released back in 2015, one of the biggest selling points of Windows 10 was that it featured improved security that was specifically purposed to make it harder for root kits to gain a foothold over the newly minted OS.

West Lafayette, Indiana - The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings in Nature Communications.

Ogden, Utah - The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement with Setpoint Systems Inc., an Ogden, Utah, engineering company. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the company engaged in hiring discrimination against non-U.S. citizens protected under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) anti-discrimination provision.

Washington, DC - As a research scientist, I often face a difficult problem when discussing my work with family or friends. Everyone seems initially fascinated that I am a physicist, but if I start to talk about what I actually do, the going quickly gets tough. How do I make cold atoms and ion beams understandable and seem—at least a little bit—relevant and important? One thing that helps is to speak about it with great enthusiasm. That works for a little while because enthusiasm is contagious. But ultimately, people want to know how their lives might be affected or whether there is an economic benefit from the work.

Providence, Kentucky - The Justice Department today announced that William Dukes, Jr., a former sergeant with the Providence, Kentucky, Police Department, was found guilty Friday in federal court on one count of willfully arresting a citizen without probable cause.