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From Russia, with science
Where are you from originally?
I'm from the country, which does
not exist anymore, which is USSR. I
was born in Moscow, Russia. I studied
in Moscow State University, which is
actually a pretty nice school.
What classes do you teach, and
what type of engineering are you
most passionate about?
Last semester was the chemical engi-
neering laboratory, where the students
learn how to apply the knowledge that
they gotin theoretical classes like ther-
modynamics or process engineering
to realistic situations. The other class,
which I really like and enjoy teaching,
is the class of nanotechnology, which
I will be teaching in the spring. I'm
trying to teach how easy it is to do the
nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is all
about engineering materials to achieve
particular properties that you want.
What do you want your students
to take from your classes?
It all comes down to the motivation
and excitement with your job. That's
what I would like my students to take
out of the class. You can be smart; it
doesn't matter. As long as you are moti-
vated and have basic knowledge and
persistence - I think you would enjoy
your job and your life.
What were you for Halloween?
I actually had Halloween a little
early. I spent it with a friend of mine,
and I came there as Harry Potter. I had
acape, glasses and a scarf. I think actu-
ally a lot of professors would like to be
What are your hobbies?
I think Zap Zone (laser tag) is one
of my biggest joys. This game repre-
sents competition, gives you skills and
relieves any kind of stress that you
have. If you're writing papers and sit-
ting in your office all the time, you
need to have some kind of amusement.
I think this game gives you the energy
for the rest of the week and allows you
to get in touch with your inner child.
Where do you see your career
heading in the next 10years?
Everybody has to have his or her
dreams. If I'm looking at the next 10
years, one of my dreams is to have some
of my inventions that were made in the
lab to make the transitions into say,
Wal-Mart. I'm willing to do my part in
order to make this happen.
--DANA DEL VECCHIO
Letters to the Editor
Nicholas Kotov is a professor of
chemical and biomedical engineering.
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reported her wallet was
stolen from her unattended
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Narcos, meet hackers: two
anonymous' groups spar
plans to expose
MEXICO CITY (AP) - One
of the world's most secretive
movements is taking aim at a
just as clandestine mafia, right
out in the open.
Bloggers and tweeters claim-
ing to belong to the hacker
movement "Anonymous" say
they plan to expose collabora-
tors of Mexico's bloody Zetas
drug cartel, even if some of
them seem to have backed away
from the plan out of fear.
Their debate is playing out on
chatboards, websites and Twit-
ter messages, many of them
open to public view.
But just what they might do,
as a claimed deadline tomorrow
approaches, remains unclear,
perhaps even to the loosely
coordinated Internet commu-
nity. Its participants generally
hide their real-world identities
even from one another, partly
as protection from officials and
prosecutors who often consider
of a movement best known for
hacking public corporate and
government websites are now
talking about attacking a drug
cartel that largely shuns the
Internet and has killed, even
beheaded, ordinary bloggers
for posting information about
"The problem is, hack what?
There are no drug cartel web-
sites, that I know of, that would
be hackable," said Raul Trejo, an
expert on media and violence at
the National Autonomous Uni-
versity of Mexico.
In an Internet video posted
last month, a person wearing a
Guy Fawkes mask claimed the
Zetas had kidnapped a member
of Anonymous in the state of
Veracruz while he was hand-
ing out political pamphlets. The
video doesn't give the victim's
name, and prosecutors say they
know nothing about the sup-
The speaker in the video
said that if the kidnap victim is
not released, Anonymous will
post the names, photos and
addresses of taxi drivers, police,
journalists and others alleg-
edly working with the Zetas. He
did not say how the movement
would get such information,
but suggested it can locate
and blow up cartel associates'
"cars, houses, bars and whore-
houses" starting Friday.
"It won't be difficult, we all
know who you are and where
you can be found," said the
Members of Anonymous
are more of a volunteer crowd,
and generally don't even know
where their own colleagues
can be found. The participants
are known more for sabotag-
ing corporate and government
websites than for WikiLeaks-
Matt Harrigan, chief
executive of the San Diego,
firm Critical Assets, said that
"absolutely it sounds like
their MO," but he noted it is a
change from past activities.
In the face of a death toll of
35,000 to 40,000 people killed
in drug violence in Mexico
since 2006, "maybe you're see-
ing Anonymous making some
sort of a sea change to more
positive actions rather than
focusing on the corporate
greed piece, or just 'hactivism'
against corporations," Harri-
Iconic brand has
sold more than 200
million cars and
invented the S.U.V.
DETROIT (AP) - We saw the
USA in them. We drove them to
the levee. We even worked on our
night moves in their back seats.
For a century, Chevrolets won
America's love with their safety,
convenience, style and speed
- even if sometimes they were
clunky, or had problems with
rust or their rear suspensions.
Chevy, which lays claim to
being the top-selling auto brand
of all time, celebrated its 100th
For most of its life, Chevy
stayed a fender ahead of the com-
petition by bringing innovations
like all-steel bodies, automatic
shifting, electric headlamps and
power steering to regular folks at
a low cost.
Chevy also embedded itself
in American culture, sometimes
changing it by knowing what
people wanted to drive before
they did. Snappy jingles and
slogans dominated radio and
television, and bands mentioned
Chevys in more than 700 songs.
No other automotive brand has
come close to the adoration that
Chevy won from customers,
especially in the 1950s and '60s.
"The American car from the
mid-1930s to the end of the '60s
was a Chevrolet," said John
Heitmann, an automotive his-
tory professor at the University
of Dayton and author of a book
about the automobile's impact on
American life. "It was the car of
the aspiring American lower and
middle classes for a long period."
On the way to selling more
than 204 million cars and trucks,
Chevy invented the sport utility
vehicle and an electric car with
a generator on board to keep it
going when the batteries die.
But it also helped ruin Gen-
eral Motors Co.'s reputation
for many. In the 1970s, it began
cranking out rust-prone, nonde-
script cars with gremlin-infested
motors and transmissions. Now
it's in the midst of a comeback,
selling better-quality vehicles as
a global.brand with 60 percent
of its sales coming outside the
Chevrolet Motor Co., was
launched on Nov 3, 1911, in
Detroit when Louis Chevrolet,
a Swiss-born race car driver
and engineer, joined ousted GM
founder William "Billy" Durant
to start a new brand.
Their first car was the styl-
ish and speedy Series C "Classic
Six." It had a powerful six-cylin-
der engine at a time when most
cars had only four. And it came
with an electric starter and
headlamps, which were a rar-
ity. But at $2,150 ($50,000 today,
when adjusted for inflation), it
was out of reach for most people.
Their next car, the "Little," was
smaller and less-expensive, with
a reliable four-cylinder engine. It
was far more successful.
But the founders clashed over
the future of the company. Chev-
rolet wanted to pursue his dream
of building high-performance
cars, while Durant was deter-
mined to cater to the masses. In
1915, Durant bought out Chevro-
let, who returned to auto racing.
A year after Chevrolet's
departure, the company sold
about 70,000 cars, giving Durant
enough cash to take control of
GM. He later made Chevy a sepa-
rate division of the company.
While Fords were made of
wood and canvas, Chevys were
steel, giving drivers more com-
fort and safety. Chevy had inde-
pendent suspensions for each
wheel that made cars ride and
handle better. And it mass-pro-
duced modern hydraulic brakes,
which stopped cars with less
effort and didn't pull to one side
like the mechanical brakes used
by Ford, according to Heitmann.
By 1927, Chevy overtook Ford
as the country's most popular
brand, selling more than 1 mil-
lion cars that year.
Through a combination of
innovation and affordability,
Chevy was the top U.S. brand for
52 of the next 83 years.
This undated photo shows the 1963 Chevrolet Impala. The Beach Boys sang harmonies about the vehicle.
Chevy celebrates 10 ears