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  • “Sun in a box” [in theory] Stores Renewable Energy & Delivers It on Demand

    12/09/2018 8:30:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock. The new design stores heat generated by excess electricity from solar or wind power in large tanks of white-hot molten silicon......
  • MIT researchers create plane that flies without any moving parts

    11/22/2018 10:42:16 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    The Verge ^ | 22 N0v 2018 | Jon Porter
    Say hello to electroaerodynamic propulsion The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion, which uses a pair of electrodes to push around ions and create ionic wind. The phenomenon has been known about since the 1960s (in fact, Apple even considered using it to cool its laptops back in 2012), but this is the first time it’s been used to propel a plane.
  • Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Tax the Ivory Tower

    10/07/2018 5:38:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    Massachusetts is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world—and some of the worst traffic jams. A Democratic gubernatorial candidate is betting residents of the Bay State will be willing to tax the former to alleviate the latter. Jay Gonzalez is building his long-shot campaign around a levy on the endowments of nine private schools that would create revenue to invest in public transportation and relieve Boston-area congestion, among other things. Boston drivers spend 14% of their time driving in congestion, the worst of any U.S. city, according to the INRIX, a transportation analytics company. The...
  • Yale, MIT study: 22 million, not 11 million, undocumented immigrants in US

    09/21/2018 2:08:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Rafael Bernal
    The undocumented population in the United States could be twice as large as the most commonly-used estimate, according to a research study published Friday in the scientific journal Plos One. The paper, led by Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, a researcher at Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, estimates there are 22.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Fazel-Zarandi's study compared inflows and outflows of immigrants as well as demographic data. According to the report, the number of undocumented immigrants could be as low as 16.5 million, or as high as 29.1 million. “We combined these data using a demographic model...
  • The Last Straw. Cancelling My Alumni Magazine (eye bleach required)

    09/19/2018 5:36:24 AM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 47 replies
    MIT Technology Review/MIT News ^ | Sept, 2018 | Yuliye Klochan
    It’s a Wednesday evening in February, and time for the weekly meeting of Pleasure@MIT, an acronym for “peers leading education about sexuality and speaking up for relationship empowerment.” The Pleducators are a wonderful group of people committed to changing the culture at MIT to reduce sexual misconduct by encouraging healthy communication and relationships. Serving as a Pleducator and being part of the VagMo cast have made me believe that change is possible, and that I can be a part of it. And I know now that I can always go back to the learning zone. After all, if I could...
  • Scientist finds robots become ‘racist and sexist’ on their own

    09/10/2018 6:59:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Sean Keach
    Robots can develop prejudices like “racism and sexism” all on their own, a shocking new study has found. Artificial intelligence experts performed thousands of simulations on robot brains, revealing how they split off into groups and treat “outsiders” differently. Computer scientists and psychologists from Cardiff University and MIT teamed up to test how robots identify each other.
  • ISIS officer: Suicide bombers were sent to Europe by MiT (Turkish Military Intelligence)

    09/08/2018 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 8 Sep 2018, 16:18 | ANF NEWS DESK
    High ranking ISIS officer captured by the YPG Abu Kerem has made important confessions. Abu Kerem spoke about the Turkish stateÂ’s relationship with ISIS and stated that attacks in Europe have been in agreement with Turkey. Adil Musa Abduljazar (Abu Kerem) is a high ranking officer in the ISIS gangs. His terrorist activity and crimes have spread from Palestine to Libya, and to Turkey and Syria from there. He has been in Jund Ansar Allah under Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham, gangs that come from the same source. According to ANHA, the gangleader Abduljazar was captured...
  • MiT chief in Germany promoted to be ambassador (MiT is Turkish military Intelligence)

    06/19/2018 5:56:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017, 00:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    A chief of Turkish intelligence in Germany, Frankfurt Consul General Ilhan Saygili, who had close ties with Turkish-German Chief Inspector removed from duty for working for MİT Döndü Yazgan, was appointed as an ambassador in Switzerland. According to a report the German intelligence prepared on the Turkish-German Chief Inspector Döndü Yazgan, who was recently removed from duty for working for the Turkish intelligence service MİT, Yazgan met with Frankfurt and Mainz consuls general. German intelligence had documented that Yazgan shared intelligence information with Turkey via these consuls. Ilhan Saygılı served as the Frankfurt Consul General between 2008 and 2012 and...
  • MIT Creates World's First Psychopath AI, Fed With Gruesome Reddit Content

    06/09/2018 9:12:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Tecg Times ^ | 8 June 2018, 7:48 am EDT By | Alexandra Burlacu
    As artificial intelligence is rapidly gaining ground, MIT researchers have created what they call "the world's first psychopath AI," giving it darker views on things by feeding it gruesome content from Reddit. Aptly named "Norman," like the character from Alfred Hitchcock's famous Psycho, the psychopath AI went on a diet of gruesome and violent content from a Reddit page known for its dark posts. As a result, Norman got a whole different view of everything compared to a regular AI that learned from other sources. The researchers note that Norman is a case study aiming to see how AI could...
  • Orders from the MiT, murders from the Kiyam Movement (MiT is Turkish Military Intelligence)

    04/13/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018, 12:55 | BERITAN SARYA/HEYSEM MUSLIM
    It has come to light that the MİT and ISIS are behind the Kiyam (“Mutiny”) Movement, which poses as an independent organization of Syrians. Former ISIS member who killed Raqqa Civilian Council administrator Ibrahim Halil confessed that he had been given the orders from the MİT. It has come to light that the MİT and ISIS are behind the Kiyam (“Mutiny”) Movement, which poses as an independent organization of Syrians. There have been sabotages and assassinations against Raqqa Civilian Council and Manbij Military Council administrators in Northern Syria in the last three months. In the first assassination against Raqqa Civilian...
  • MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

    04/12/2018 10:13:44 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 144 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 12, 2018 | Tareq Haddad
    A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible. Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House's finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April. He concluded that the US government's report does not provide any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground. Postol said: "I have reviewed the [White House's] document...
  • Has Brad Pitt Been Dating MIT Professor Neri Oxman For 6 Months? See New Photo Evidence

    04/10/2018 8:17:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 04/10/2018 | Bonnie Fuller
    Brad Pitt has reportedly been getting to know pretty MIT professor Neri Oxman and it turns out the duo may have been secretly involved for a lot longer than we thought. See the pic that is causing speculation here! Brad Pitt, 54, may have a new lady love in his life and it may have been going on for six months! After recent reports that suggest the talented actor has been getting to know MIT professor Neri Oxman, 42, an Instagram pic surfaced that hints the two have known each other since Nov. 2017. The duo started a friendship after...
  • 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....