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About radioyaran

We are two brothers, trying to collect the most interesting excerpts of new articles published mostly in well-known mainstream media. Some times we also pick text snippets from well-known blogs. In our oppinion most articles contain a lot of repetitive and not really relevant text or they are just too long. Our Aim is to reduce interesting articles to their most relevant parts and offer the link to the original article(s). Apart from the subject line the posts do not contain personal opinion, but consist of citations of the original articles. We are secular, against racism, sectarianism and interference in other countries internal conflicts, because it is seldom really well minded, and it mostly worsens the conflict. We focus on current politics but we will occasionally post articles that give a better picture of the overall context.

Ancient Iran in The British Museum

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/middle_east/room_52_ancient_iran.aspx

“Iran was a major centre of ancient culture. It was rich in valuable natural resources, especially metals, and played an important role in the development of ancient Middle Eastern civilisation and trade. Room 52 highlights these ancient interconnections and the rise of distinctive local cultures, such as in Luristan, during the age of migrations after about 1400 BC.”

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Financial Times: Iran among top 2014 travel destinations

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/e4f47a04-6972-11e3-89ce-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2plOF8yt7

“Thirty-five years after it dropped off the tourist map, Iran may be set to return to the top of “must-visit” lists for 2014. Its attractions have never been in doubt – from ski resorts to beaches, stunning Islamic architecture, ancient archaeological sites and superb food…”one of the things our clients tell us they enjoy most is the friendliness and welcome provided by the locals.””

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Tara Kamangar, “world-class musician”

http://www.taraartemis.com/#!/biography

“Pianist Tara Kamangar has been praised as a “huge talent” (London Evening Standard) and a “world-class musician who excels at blending the best of Western and Middle-Eastern compositions”

Playing a fine piece:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmH6JxEiIu8

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Iran Khodro, the largest vehicle manufacturer in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Khodro

Iran Khodro Company (in Persian: ایران خودرو‎), also known as IKCO, is the leading Iranian vehicle manufacturer, with headquarters in Tehran.[5] The company’s original name was Iran National. IKCO was founded in 1962 and it produced 688,000 passenger cars in 2009.[6] IKCO manufactures vehicles, including Samand, Peugeot and Renault cars, and trucks, minibuses and buses…The company has become the largest vehicle manufacturer in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.”

Also:
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2013/12/iran-auto-industry-sanctions-20131226134241245158.html

“Country wants to be one of top 10 automakers in the world by producing up to 3 million cars a year.”

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Amir Kabir dam in Karaj (North of Tehran)

Amir Kabir dam, also known as Karaj dam, is a dam in Iran, located 63 kilometres (39 mi) northwest of Tehran and 23 kilometres (14 mi) north of Karaj. Amir kabir Dam was constructed on the Karaj River, and was the first multi-purpose dam in Iran.
Ref: Wikipedia

Maysam Ghovanloo develops system to control wheelchair with tongue

http://www.payvand.com/news/12/feb/1244.html

Maysam Ghovanloo, an Iranian engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), has developed the “Tongue Drive System” (TDS), a wireless, wearable device that allows the user to operate computers and control electric wheelchairs with movements of the tongue.

See also:
http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/tongue-drive-wheelchair
and
http://www.cis.fiu.edu/photo-gallery/v/SCS-Photos/lectures/Ghovanloo/

“Maysam Ghovanloo received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 1994 and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 2003 and 2004, respectively. His Ph.D. research was on developing a modular wireless microsystem for Micromachined neural stimulating microprobes…In the summer of 2002, he was with the Advanced Bionics Inc., Sylmar, CA, working on the design and development of spinal-cord stimulators. From 2004 to 2007 he was an assistant professor at the Department of ECE in the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. In June 2007 he joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, where he is currently an assistant professor at the School of ECE and the founding director of the GT-Bionics laboratory.”

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