03 May '12, 8pm

Plant DNA vs. Counterfeit Chips

3 May 2012—Increasingly concerned about counterfeit electronics in its supply chain, the U.S. Department of Defense is attacking the problem on two fronts: It’s cracking down on defense contractors to increase their vigilance, and it’s looking for new technologies to fight the counterfeiters. A leading new technology in the struggle against counterfeiters comes from an odd source: plants. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which procures materials and parts for the U.S. military, is working with Applied DNA Sciences , in Stony Brook, N.Y., which has developed a technique that uses plant DNA to authenticate chips and other components. Other industries currently use the technology to authenticate luxury goods, textiles, and currency. Applied DNA starts with botanical genomic sequences, then scrambles the genetic code using a proprietary technique. It then synthesizes DNA wi...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/plant-dna...

Tweets

Bin Laden Worried About American ‘Tracking Chips”: It looks like al Qaeda was increasingly worried about the pos...

Bin Laden Worried About American ‘Tracking Chip...

defensetech.org 03 May '12, 3pm

You have to keep in mind the possibility, though remote,that the journalists may be involuntarily monitored, in a waythat ...

Flippa vs Afternic: Hi guys, what do you think,...

dnforum.com 04 May '12, 8pm

Welcome to Welcome to DNF.com™ - Domain Sales, Domain Forum, Domain Appraisals, Domain Registrars If you are new to domain...

The DNA Of Luxury Branding

luxuryinstitute.com 16 May '12, 2pm

It’s natural to expect luxury brand purchasers accustomed to being pampered. VIPs as they’re known to be labeled, they’re ...

Meatpacking plant turns into net-zero-energy vertical farm

Meatpacking plant turns into net-zero-energy ve...

grist.org 02 May '12, 2pm

Soon, a former meatpacking plant in Chicago will replace carcasses and rendering vats with bakers and brewers and fish far...

reports Since 2000, there's been a 47% increase...

runningusa.org 07 May '12, 7pm

National Run a Mile Days , nationwide, May 6-12 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K , New York, NY, May 12 ALS 5K / 10K , Miami, FL, Ma...

Updated Blog: Blackball VS Snowflake - The Snow Wins! #FoodReview

Updated Blog: Blackball VS Snowflake - The Snow...

shannonchow.com 03 May '12, 1pm

On a side note, during my 2nd visit to Balckball, they sold out "ALL" desserts and was almost closing at 10.30pm? I walked...

Counterfeit tip: To be 100% you're getting the ...

uggaustralia.com 14 May '12, 7pm

A Free return label will be included with your order. This offer only applies to orders shipped via UPS ground within the ...

Crop yields are only part of the organic vs. conventional farming debate

Crop yields are only part of the organic vs. co...

grist.org 03 May '12, 12pm

A version of this post originally appeared on U.S. Food Policy . Photo by Alternative Heat. The journal Nature recently ha...

IHS projects rise in counterfeit chips: via @ee...

eetimes.com 09 May '12, 7pm

SAN FRANCISCO—The counterfeiting of semiconductors is expected to become a more prevalent problem in the future as the sem...