Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:
In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.... Read more
WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.
Flea spotted a piercing beam of light in the sky over BU last night. BU Today reports it's an installation called uboc No. 1 & stuVi2 that will run through Sunday in honor of a conference BU is hosting:
The starkly visible blue-green laser will connect two towers, the BU School of Law - Josep Lluis Sert’s modernist icon, nicknamed by students the... Read more
Over the past few months, Boston University has taken a somewhat leisurely approach to filing lawsuits over its patent on making a component of LEDs, suing Apple here, lobbing a lawsuit at Amazon there.
Yesterday, though, BU opened the floodgates, filing nine separate lawsuits in US District Court against Acer, BlackBerry, Canon, Dell, Fujifilm and some companies few people have heard... Read more
A concerned citizen frets:
Is there something we can do to curb the throngs of BU students from crossing Comm Ave against the walk light? They haphazardly cascade across the street between classes, with no regard for vehicles and bikes. Not only is it unsafe for them, but it creates a dangerous driving situation. Thanks!... Read more
BU Today reports District D-14, which covers Allston and Brighton, begins a booze crackdown next month that will feature more arrests as the first response to violations of alcohol-related laws. BU Today quotes BPD Superintendent William Evans:
We are going to come down a little harder at the outset than we did last year. When a party gets out of control, we’re going to... Read more
While walking home he was pushed to the ground by an assailant who then tried to take the victim's cell phone and money. The victim struggled with the suspect, who then fled on foot down Beacon St. The... Read more
Boston University filed another LED patent lawsuit this week, this time against a company that distributes Samsung's SPHWWTHDD805WHT0GD, SPHWHTHAD603S0R0MZ and, of course, popular SPMWHT221MD5WAP0S0 high-tech lamp components.
As it alleged in its earlier suits against Samsung, HP, LG, Apple, Amazon and two LED manufacturers, Boston University charges the components violate a patent based on the work of BU electrical engineering and computer science... Read more
Boston University yesterday sued two more companies for allegedly violating a 1997 patent it holds on a technique for building LEDs.
In its suits against Hewlett-Packard and LG, filed in US District Court in Boston, BU charges the companies are selling products that use the same process to create thin films of gallium arsenide as described in its patent, based on the work of... Read more
Boston University, which has been busy filing patent lawsuits against high-tech companies in recent months, yesterday added Apple to its legal sights.
In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston, BU charges that the LEDs used in the iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air violate a patent it holds based on the work of Theodore Moustakas, one of its electrical engineering... Read more
And no doubt completely unrelated. If you happen to pass by the biolab on Albany Street Wednesday morning, don't worry about all the emergency vehicles you'll see parked out front - there'll be no Andromeda Strain release that day (besides, the lab hasn't yet gotten final approval to stock killer death viruses, let alone hexagonal killer death viruses from outer space).
This drill will... Read more
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the... Read more
Boston University yesterday sued Amazon.com, charging the LEDs used in its Kindle tablets violate a patent the university holds on making the lights.
BU, which has already sued several LED manufacturers, says the lights infringe on work by Theodore Moustakas, a BU professor of electrical engineering and computer science, on "growing" LED components out of gallium nitride.
BU alleges that Amazon.com... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports two students were walking near the intersection of Ashford and Malvern streets around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday when an SUV pulled up, three men got out and held them up - with one of the robbers warning them to just do as he said because one of his accomplices was out of his mind on drugs. The robbers then... Read more
Boston University yesterday sued Samsung for patent infringement, alleging it holds the rights to the way Samsung is making LEDs and similar electronic components.
In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the university charges that Samsung's charmingly named SPHWWTHDD805WHT0GD violates a patent for creating "highly insulating monocrystalline gallium nitride thin films."
The university says the patent is based on... Read more