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  • The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

    02/26/2018 10:25:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e-mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the...
  • If you’re a student disciplined for a gun protest, BU and MIT say it won’t hurt your chances

    02/25/2018 8:30:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 22, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Admissions officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Thursday that if college applicants are disciplined for leaving class and joining in on the growing number of national high school protests against gun violence, it won’t negatively affect their chances of getting into the renowned Cambridge school. As students frustrated with a lack of gun control measures mobilize in the wake of the deadly Parkland, Fla., school shooting last week, which killed 17 people, some high schools across the country have threatened to suspend those who participate in the walkouts. Student demonstrations called “March For Our Lives” are scheduled to...

    04/07/2004 8:10:35 PM PDT · by Mel Gibson · 6 replies · 417+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    <p>Law-enforcement officials follow the money trail among suspected terrorists straight to the doors of the Saudi Embassy.</p> <p>April 7 - Within weeks of the September 11 terror attacks, security officers at the Fleet National Bank in Boston had identified “suspicious” wire transfers from the Saudi Embassy in Washington that eventually led to the discovery of an active Al Qaeda “sleeper cell” that may have been planning follow-up attacks inside the United States, according to documents obtained by NEWSWEEK.</p>
  • The lawyer’s MiT deposition changed for the second time in court

    09/17/2017 3:27:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 14 Sep 2017, 00:00 | ANF HAMBURG
    Another similarity has surfaced in the cases of Lawyer Marvin Schroth’s clients MİT operative Mehmet Fatih Sayan’s and leader of the ISIS cell planning attacks in Düsseldorf  Saleh A. Like Sayan, Saleh A. also claimed he worked for the MİT first, but later changed his deposition. The case of Mehmet Fatih Sayan, the MİT operative sent to Germany to assassinate Kurdish politicians, started in Hamburg on September 8 and is expected to continue until mid-October. The case states that Sayan has worked with Turkish intelligence since 2013 and has received 30.000 Euros for his work. A significant point is that...
  • PUK: When the PKK operation of the MiT failed, they blamed us (Iraq)

    08/27/2017 8:03:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News (machine translation) ^ | Saturday, 26 Aug 2017, 11:16 | News Desk
    PUK spokesman Sedi Ehmed Pirê said his Ankara representative, Bahroz Galalî, had been deported because of an "operation that the Turkish MİT wanted to carry out against the PKK in Sulaymaniyah, but failed." Sedi Ehmed Pirê, a spokesman and member of the PUK Political Office, spoke with Dengê Emerîka (Voice of America - VOA Kurdî) about the deportation of PUK Ankara representative Bahroz Galalî on August 24 and said that Turkey held the PUK responsible Failure of the operation they attempted within the borders of the city of Sulaymaniyah against the PKK. It was a malfunction of MIT Sedî Ehmed...
  • Turkish intelligence believes Amnesty International preparing coup in country (LMAO, Insane)

    07/10/2017 8:54:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 July 2017 11:09 CEST | None stated
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the international human rights organisation Amnesty International of preparing a new coup attempt in the country, citing intelligence data.On Wednesday, the Director of Amnesty International Turkey Idil Eser and seven other Turkish human rights activists, as well as German and Swedish nationals, were detained during a conference on the Buyukada Island near Istanbul. On Thursday and Saturday, Amnesty International demanded their release.At a press conference after the G20 summit in Hamburg, one of the journalists reminded Erdogan that Amnesty International had been defending him when the then-Turkish authorities arrested him for...
  • MIT Creates Solar-Powered Tax Shelter

    05/24/2017 7:35:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last year, MIT proudly announced that it was building a solar energy plant in North Carolina that it claimed would benefit both the bay and "tar heel" states. More than half a year later, those benefits are looking ever more theoretical with each passing month. "James McLawhorn, director of the Electrical Division of the Public Staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission, monitors utility company compliance with REPS," Don Carrington reported in the Carolina Journal this month. "McLawhorn confirmed to CJ that electricity from the Summit Farms Solar project doesn’t help North Carolina meet its renewable energy goals." "Nor do counties...
  • Germany hides Turkish intelligence MIT's assassination list (Kurds)

    05/13/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:29 | PERWER YAS
    Germany has not made the list given by the Turkish intelligence MİT to the Interior Ministry undersecretary Emily Haber public although two months have passed. The list includes over 100 names, among whom are Kurds and Turkish leftists living in Germany. Turkish Intelligence Service MİT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan gave a list to the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) Chief Bruno Kahl in February and said they demand cooperation on the names included therein. The first list was members of the Gülen movement. Shortly after, the list was exposed and the pro-Gülen people in the list were warned by the German security units....
  • “Queer Communism” For Kids

    04/24/2017 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Since MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is still preoccupied with the supposed influence of Russia on President Donald Trump and the American political process, we suggest that the publication of a new book called Communism for Kids by MIT Press is worthy of her attention. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution, this book offers a glimpse into an uprising that was global in scope and which has not only destroyed the moral fiber of Russia, but has also done enormous damage to America. The author of Communism for Kids, Bini Adamczak, writes that "the Russian revolution...
  • Turkish intelligence chief met with Barzani, discussed PKK’

    03/16/2017 8:52:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    KOM News ^ | 16 March 2017 | none stated
    The head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation Hakan Fidan was in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to meet with the region’s President Masoud Barzani in the city of Duhoq between 14-15 March, according to local news agency Roj News.The agency, which bases its story on ‘inside sources’, reported that Fidan met with both Masoud Barzani, who is also the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (and Deputy Leader of the KDP) Nechervan Barzani during his visit.The same sources said that the KDP’s relations with Turkey and a joint plan...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didn’t like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...
  • How deep is Turkey's Sinjar entanglement?

    03/07/2017 6:39:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 7, 2017 | Fehim Ta&#351;tekin, translator Timur Göksel
    Turkey, which has developed rather odd relationships with some of its neighbors in recent years because of its reckless foreign policy, has begun treating Kurdish notables coming from Iraqi Kurdistan as official leaders. According to former Turkish Consul-General at Erbil Aydin Selcen, when Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani used to come to Turkey, he was received in Istanbul and not in Ankara, the capital. The meetings were not held in palaces but at less-impressive locations. The Kurdistan flag was never displayed. Meetings were held in Arabic, not Kurdish. To give the impression that the meetings were unofficial, nobody wore ties. In short, everything was...
  • KDP hands over those refusing to fight in Shengal to Turkish MIT

    03/06/2017 7:54:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | March 5, 2017 | SHENGAL - ANF
    KDP intelligence Parastin has handed over 80 people from “Rojava Peshmergas” that refused to fight in Shengal to Turkish intelligence MIT. During the clashes that erupted after the gangs affiliated to the South Kurdistan's KDP and the Turkish state attacked Shengal Resistance Units /YBŞ in Shengal on March 3, 80 people from the armed groups, called “Rojava Peshmergas” were arrested by KDP intelligence service Parastin. These 80 people from Rojava were abducted from the area and taken to somewhere not disclosed. Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported that KDP intelligence handed over these 80 peshmergas to Turkish intelligence MIT. According to...
  • Inside tiny tubes, water turns solid when it should be boiling

    11/29/2016 10:44:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies ^ | 11/28/2016 | David L. Chandler
    MIT has found a completely unexpected set of changes: Inside the tiniest of spaces — in carbon nanotubes whose inner dimensions are not much bigger than a few water molecules — water can freeze solid even at high temperatures that would normally set it boiling. ... “If you confine a fluid to a nanocavity, you can actually distort its phase behavior,” Strano says, referring to how and when the substance changes between solid, liquid, and gas phases. Such effects were expected, but the enormous magnitude of the change, and its direction (raising rather than lowering the freezing point), were a...
  • Uniting through Voice and Song In a time of political change, we celebrate the values that unite us

    11/15/2016 7:44:08 PM PST · by DonBeto · 10 replies
    Uniting through Voice and Song In a time of political change, we celebrate the values that unite us at MIT Join us on Thursday, November 17, Lobby 10, 7pm Dear members of the MIT community, Last week's presidential election is sure to bring about changes, and in times of change it is important that our community remain connected and energized — dedicated to discovery, respect, and kindness, and open to excellence from everywhere in the world. As President Reif has emphasized, change in Washington will not change the values that unite us at MIT. I invite you to join me...
  • MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

    08/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    the verge ^ | August 13, 2016 12:19 pm | Lauren Goode
    The technology, which is described on MIT's website and will be presented in full at a wearables symposium next month, is called DuoSkin. The researchers say you can design a circuit using any graphic software, stamp out the tattoo in gold leaf (which is conductive to electricity), and then apply other commodity materials and components that would make the tattoo interactive.
  • Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy

    01/08/2013 8:54:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies ^ | 06JAN12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Esther Duflo is one of those people who are taken seriously by the sort of people who eat up TED talks with a silver spoon. Her big number is how to help people in the Third World up from poverty, which is a surprisingly profitable branch of economics when you consider the sheer number of NGOs and billionaires interested in getting into the aid business. But there’s one particular billionaire at Duflo’s back. Abdul Latif Jameel. Esther Duflo is one of the co-founders of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, more commonly known as J-PAL for the father of Abdul...
  • Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

    02/26/2010 2:39:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 989+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/10 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A journey from Earth to Mars could eventually take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut and a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says reaching the Red Planet could be dramatically quicker using his high-tech VASIMR rocket, .. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket -- to give its full name -- is quick becoming a centerpiece of NASA's future strategy as it looks to private firms to help meet the...
  • MIT Report: Carbon Tax Necessary to Break Fossil Fuel Dependence

    03/03/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies ^ | 03-03-2016 | MIT
    Renewable energy advocates like to point out that the cost of renewable fuels, like solar power, have dropped substantially in the last few years. The cost of solar power for instance has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2009. Yet for all the excitement about renewable power, the reality is that the entire energy sector has essentially been in a state of deflation for the last decade. The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out...
  • Drones that 'think' like humans could be heading for war zones: Darpa chip uses 'neural networks'...

    02/08/2016 12:30:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 02/08/2016 | Lee Bell
    The Pentagon is funding research to develop a microchip that not only promises brain-like artificial intelligence, it is small enough to fit inside a wide range of mobile devices. Known as 'Eyeriss', the palm-sized processor has a staggering 168 cores and is based on 'neural networks' that are modelled on the human brain. By comparison, processing chips used in a wide variety of smartphones typically have quad cores. This technology could make its way onto the battlefield in the form of drones or robots that could conduct their own learning in real-time, without the need for human analysis. ... Researchers...