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  • Bay Bridge technicians 'listen' for cracking in the steel anchor rods (CalTRans at its finest)

    05/06/2013 8:01:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 5/6/13 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen - Contra Costa Times
    OAKLAND — Strategically positioned high above the water, in a narrow crawl space between the new Bay Bridge deck and the top of its big pier east of the tower, instruments are listening for the sounds of cracking inside steel anchor rods. Caltrans placed 10 acoustic emission sensors on select rods in early April after some of the massive bolts -- 3 inches in diameter and 17 to 24 feet long -- snapped and triggered widespread worry about the replacement eastern span's seismic safety. The instrument records the energy produced when a crack initiates, spreads or moves within the rod,...
  • Will College Dropouts Save America?

    10/24/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/24/2011 | Michael Ellsberg
    I TYPED these words on a computer designed by Apple, co-founded by the college dropout Steve Jobs. The program I used to write it was created by Microsoft, started by the college dropouts Bill Gates and Paul Allen. And as soon as it is published, I will share it with my friends via Twitter, co-founded by the college dropouts Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams and Biz Stone, and Facebook — invented, among others, by the college dropouts Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, and nurtured by the degreeless Sean Parker. American academia is good at producing writers, literary critics and historians....
  • Report details North Korea's Iran nuclear exports via 'Office 99'

    05/07/2010 10:33:45 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 303+ views
    East-Asia-Intel.com, ^ | 5/5/2010 | East-Asia-Intel.com,
    A North Korean front company has been in the forefront of Pyongyang's efforts to supply nuclear technology to Iran and Mideast states, according to a report from Moscow. North Korea’s Second Economic Committee, which is under the command of the party's central leadership, manufactures missiles with the help of North Korea's Second Academy of Natural Sciences, the Moscow Times reported last week. Export companies under the control of Office 99 send the missiles to Iran. The report cited high-level internal Workers' Party documents brought to Japan by North Korean informants. According to the documents, a new front apparatus, called the...
  • EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS

    07/09/2009 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 963+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | July 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: 09 July 2009 EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS CAIRO, July 9 (Xinhua) The Egyptian authorities have arrested a terrorist cell of 25 members, 24 Egyptians and one Palestinian, for plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Suez Canal, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in statement issued on Thursday. According to the statement, the members of the cell who believe in Jihad (Holy War) were located in Cairo, Alexandria and Daqahlia governorates and communicated through internet with other terrorist groups outside Egypt. The cell's members, mostly engineers, were developing high-tech and electronic devices...
  • Total force team saves lives

    08/25/2005 5:06:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Shanda De Anda
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- A total force unit here supports joint missions to help save the lives of the coalition forces on the frontlines. The Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty nurses, medical technicians and others who make up the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are on a mission: To transport injured and ill U.S. and coalition forces to locations where they can get the medical care they need. “We do everything that we can do to make sure that the people we treat have every chance at recovering from their injuries and being reunited with...
  • US official says Iraqi scientists helping on arms

    04/30/2003 12:50:57 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters | 4/30/03 | Carol Giacomo
    US official says Iraqi scientists helping on arms By Carol Giacomo WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - Captured Iraqi scientists have started cooperating with the United States, giving U.S. officials renewed confidence that there are unconventional weapons in Iraq and they will be found, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said on Wednesday. "The people we have found are already leading us to other people as well as to computer files and to documents," he told the National Defense University, an elite school for America's military officers. "With these sources of information, we can say with a high degree of confidence...
  • US believes Russian technicians helping Iraqi defense: official

    03/23/2003 7:06:29 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 753+ views
    ProLog via intellnet.org ^ | March 23, 2003 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON, March 23 (AFP) - The United States believes Russian technicians are helping Iraq jam satellite signals that guide bombs and military aircraft even as US, British and Australian troops advance on Baghdad, a senior US official said Sunday. The official said Washington had evidence that personnel from a Russian firm were in Iraq attempting to help set up and operate a system that interferes with US global positioning technology. "The system is complex and there is evidence that they (Russian technicians) have been trying to bring this system on-line and help the Iraqis operate it," the official told AFP...