Our new electronic chip uses light to create and modify memories, moving us closer towards artificial intelligence (AI) that can replicate the human brain’s sophistication. To develop this, we drew inspiration from a new technique called optogenetics, to develop a device that replicates the way the brain stores (and loses) information. Optogenetics involves using light to control cells in living tissue, typically nerve cells (neurons).
This area of science allows us to delve into the body’s electrical system with incredible precision, using light to manipulate neurons so they can be turned on or off. So what if we applied the same approach to designing computer chips?...
Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment Tuesday night, attempting to force a vote later this week.
“Donald John Trump has, by his statement, brought the high office of the President of the United Sates contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute; has sown seeds of discord among the people of the United States,” Mr. Green said on the House floor.
The cause of death was "complications following a stroke he suffered on July 15," the court said. Stevens served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years, and became its leading liberal -- although Stevens himself rejected that characterization.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle says 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Kvashuk helped test Microsoft’s online retail sales platform.
He’s accused of stealing digital currency such as gift cards that could be redeemed for Microsoft products, then reselling them on the internet and using the proceeds to buy a $160,000 Tesla vehicle and a $1.7 million lakefront home...
... on federal charges he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover child-sex tapes and pressured witnesses to change their stories before his Cook County pornography trial ended in an acquittal a decade ago. The decision by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber means the embattled R&B singer will remain in custody whenever he’s taken to New York to face a separate indictment alleging he sexually abused underage girls across the country. In ordering Kelly to remain jailed, Leinenweber said the singer’s attorneys did not overcome a presumption that a defendant facing child pornography charges be detained pending trial.
Trump again appeared to blame his predecessor, Barack Obama, for failing to sell America’s best alternative to the Russian S-400s – Patriot missiles, made by Raytheon Co. He said Turkey was “forced to buy another missile system.”
“Because of the fact that [Turkey] bought a Russian missile, we’re not allowed to sell them billions of dollars’ worth of aircraft. It’s not a fair situation,” Trump said, lamenting the jobs that would be lost.
Speaking across town at his confirmation hearing to become Trump’s defense secretary, Army Secretary Mark Esper told a Senate committee that Turkey could not have both the S-400 and F-35...
Trump is driving a wedge right through the Democratic Party, between its moderate and militant wings. With his attacks over the last 48 hours, Trump has signaled whom he prefers as his opponent in 2020. It is not Biden; it is “the Squad.”
Consider what the four women have been saying. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi of attacking “newly elected women of color.” Was she calling Pelosi a “racist”? “No!” protested AOC. But it sure sounded like it.
[...] AOC’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti attacked Native American Rep. Sharice Davids for her vote on a Pelosi-backed bill that sent $4.6 billion in aid to the border but lacked the restrictions on Trump policies progressives had demanded. Chakrabarti described Davids’ vote as “showing her … enable a racist system,”
[...] African American Rep. Ayanna Pressley declared: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. … We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” This comes close to calling members of the Black Caucus “Uncle Toms.”
Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is the other congresswoman in Trump’s sights.
On “Meet the Press,” Bernie added: “You cannot ignore the young people of this country who are passionate about economic and racial and social and environmental justice. You’ve got to bring them in, not alienate them.”
A federal judge Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to stop using social media "in any way, on any subject," while he is awaiting trial, saying the adviser to President Donald Trump has repeatedly tested the limits of a gag order prohibiting him from speaking publicly about the case...
Jackson told Stone that he had repeatedly failed to act responsibly while awaiting trial on charges including obstruction and witness tampering, and compared his behavior to that of a middle-schooler. "Your lawyer had to twist the facts … and twist himself into a pretzel to argue that these posts don’t cross the line," she said.
Omar’s father, Nur Omar Mohamed (aka Nur Said Elmi Mohamed), is connected to the former dictator in Somalia, Said Barre. Nur and other former Barre accomplices are living in the US illegally. Omar’s father Mohamed, is living in the US. He and other Somalians like Yusuf Abdi Ali, who killed thousands for Barre, escaped to the West and were not vetted properly before entering the country. Barre was a dictator and was connected to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Ali is a convicted war criminal who did the killing himself. Ali has been located in the US working as security at Dulles International Airport and driving for Uber in 2019. He reportedly lived at one time in Alexandria, Virginia. Ali was a Colonel in the Somalian Army’s 5th Mechanized Brigade in 1987 and was a graduate of the Pentegon’s Program for Foreign Officers in 1986. He’s also a war criminal in response to his actions in Somalia.
Nur, Representative Omar’s father, appears to have been a party propagandist under the dictator and was responsible for ‘ideological’ aspects of the Red-Green revolution. (He worked for the Marxist/Stalinist regime under dictator Baare as a teacher of teachers)... According to a 2016 article on Omar, when the Marxist regime was being overtaken the secure compound that the family lived in was under attack by 20 armed men, somehow the family escaped. It is not clear how.
In 1991, the reign of Somali President Siad Barre imploded. The country had had enough of his Cold War-style military dictatorship. Barre was ousted, the national army disbanded. The ensuing vacuum devolved into a war among clans, turning neighbors into enemies. Omar witnessed this firsthand when she was eight years old.
Nighttime fell as about 20 people milled about the compound in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Bad noises outside announced unwelcome visitors. Men with big guns demanded to be let in. The group tried to bust down the front door, but it was unbreakable. Omar and her family fell to the floor moments before the militiamen let go a staccato of gunfire. Once they were satisfied with the evening’s damage, the attackers left.
If this report is true, why else would they attack Omar's house while trying to overthrow commie Barre, unless they were also communists and had a role in Barre's regime.
The fire broke out at a substation on South Railroad Avenue. The outages in New Dorp, Grant City and Oakwood left about 2,100 customers in the dark. It is not yet known when the power will be restored. Con Ed says generators were installed to provide customers with temporary power. The utility said the outages were caused by the fire and are not related to the hot weather.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a small group of reporters Tuesday that he will support legislation proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to establish a commission to study reparations for slavery.
As the top Democrat in the Senate, Schumer's support strengthens not only the legislation's future, but also benefits a continuing conversation on the reparations issue.
It presents a stark contrast with his Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations for slavery.
"What McConnell said was just preposterous and that’s why I’m supporting this legislation," Schumer told us. "In his actions as majority leader, he's done nothing to combat bigotry."...
Epstein was allowed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to participate in a work-release program that permitted him to spend up to 16 hours a day, six days a week at an office in West Palm Beach that housed his non-profit organization, the Florida Science Foundation. "Most of the time was spent in an office, a private office that was adjacent to his lawyer's office all day every day," Edwards contended at the press conference. "And what you're going to learn is he was not sitting there conducting some scientific research for the betterment of the community, but he was having office visitors, some who were flown to him from New York and continuing to engage in similar conduct, literally while he was in 'jail.'"
I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly.
A version of the document, titled “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernisation, arms control and allied nuclear forces,” was published in April. Written by a Canadian senator for the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the report assessed the future of the organization’s nuclear deterrence policy.
But what would make news months later is a passing reference that appeared to reveal the location of roughly 150 U.S. nuclear weapons being stored in Europe...
According to a copy of the document published Tuesday by Belgian newspaper De Morgen, a section on the nuclear arsenal read: “These bombs are stored at six US and European bases — Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in The Netherlands, and Incirlik in Turkey.”...
"For the first time … the Iranians said they are ready to negotiate on their missile program," said Pompeo. Trump added "They’d like to talk, and we’ll see what happens," adding that Iran "can't have a nuclear weapon."
The comments sent oil tumbling...
Earlier this week Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that negotiations between Washington and Tehran would be possible if the Trump administration eases sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Zarif told NBC Nightly News in an interview that aired Monday that they're "wide open" to talks if the sanctions are removed...
“I have met with the Executive Board and submitted my resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12, 2019," she said in a statement. "The relinquishment of my responsibilities as Managing Director announced previously will remain in effect until then." The resignation comes after Lagarde was tapped earlier this month to be the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB).
We don’t know at this time why the raid occurred, but we’ve learned there are multiple search warrants and arrest warrants being served at multiple locations. Mayor Dennis Tyler’s administration and the Sanitary District have been under investigation for years. Several people have been arrested in connection with the investigation. It’s unclear if anyone has been arrested in Tuesday’s raid.
Former building commissioner Craig Nichols was sentenced to two years in federal prison along with three years of supervised released. He was also ordered to pay restitution. Nichols was initially charged with more than 30 counts related to wire fraud and money laundering in 2017. He was accused of using two companies he owned to do work for the city without competitive bidding. Investigators said the companies were paid inflated prices for those services and were sometimes paid without finishing work. According to court documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nichols billed the city nearly $800,000. He told contractors to submit false claims and quotes to make sure his companies’ inflated bids would win.
In September 2018, Muncie Sanitary District’s Superintendent of Sewer Maintenance Tracy Barton was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsification of documents and witness tampering. He’s accused of getting kickbacks. Jeffrey Burke was arrested on charges of bank fraud and lying to the FBI.