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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.

Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

http://theconversation.com/profiles/kourosh-kalantar-zadeh-110653/profile_bio “Dr. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh’s areas of interest include: biosensors, nano-structured thin films and nano-crystal growth, micro-fluidics, MEMS/NEMS, conductive polymers with embedded nano-particles and nanofibers, polymeric optical waveguides, ferroelectric materials, structural characterization of thin films, acoustic waves, and thermoelectric materials.” Also … Continue reading

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Ramin Jahanbegloo, philosopher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramin_Jahanbegloo “Ramin Jahanbegloo (Persian: رامین جهانبگلو‎, born 1956 in Tehran) is an Iranian philosopher and academic who is based in Canada…He has a doctorate in philosophy from Sorbonne University in Paris, France where he lived for twenty years.[1] He was … Continue reading

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Rita, Iranian-born Israeli pop singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_%28Israeli_singer%29 “Rita Yahan-Farouz (English: Jahanforuz; Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎; ,Known Simply as Rita, b. March 24, 1962) is an Iranian-born Israeli pop singer and actress, notable for being one of Israel’s most famous female singers…In 2011, she also became popular in … Continue reading

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Freema Agyeman, English actress of Iranian descent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freema_Agyeman “Freema Agyeman (/ˈfriːmə ˈɑːɡjəmən/; born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series … Continue reading

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Nima Arkani-Hamed, Prof. of Theoretical Physics at Princeton University

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nima_Arkani-Hamed “Nima Arkani-Hamed (born 5 April 1972) is an American-Canadian[1] theoretical physicist with interests in high-energy physics, string theory and cosmology. Arkani-Hamed is now on the faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[2] He was formerly … Continue reading

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Turadj Aliabadi

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/turadj-aliabadi/14/5b9/3b2 Turadj Aliabadi is a Senior Marketing Engineer at Toshiba Electronics Europe. He is in charge of discrete semiconductors which include power semiconductors, photocouplers, LED and logic devices.

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World class guitar player Armik

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armik “Armik (born Armik Dashchi[1]) is an Iranian–Armenian flamenco guitarist and composer“ See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYgPJbkCb2A

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Prof. Nader Engheta from the University of Pennsylvania

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Engheta “Nader Engheta (Persian: نادر انقطاع‎) (born October 8, 1955 in Tehran) is an Iranian–American scientist. He is currently the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems … Continue reading

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Bahar Soomekh, Hollywood actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahar_Soomekh “Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.”

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Shahrdad Rohani, Iranian violinist/pianist/conductor who played with Yanni

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahrdad_Rohani “Shahrdad Rohani(Persian: شهرداد روحانی) is an Iranian composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor…Mr. Rohani is the music director and conductor of the COTA symphony orchestra in Los Angeles. He has appeared as a guest conductor with a number of prestigious orchestras … Continue reading

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Maz Jobrani, Iranian-American comedian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maz_Jobrani “Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani (Persian: مازیار جبرانی‎; born February 26, 1972) is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the “Axis of Evil” comedy group.” See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwHOBJoASsM http://www.mazjobrani.com/

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Sarah Shahi, star of “Fairly Legal” and “Life”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Shahi “Aahoo Jahansouz “Sarah” Shahi[1] Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎ (born January 10, 1980) is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA legal drama Fairly Legal from 2011-2012 and currently stars as … Continue reading

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Prof. Karim Nayernia, leading stem cell expert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karim_Nayernia “Karim Nayernia (Persian: کریم نیرنیا‎) is an Iranian biomedical scientist and a world expert on stem cell biology….Karim Nayernia is an alumnus of the University of Göttingen, where he had defended his dissertation in 1993.[1] He worked at the … Continue reading

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Nazanin Boniadi starring in “How I met your mother” and “Homeland”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Boniadi “Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/,[1] Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States. Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Pirooz Parvarandeh, Chief Technology Officer at Maxim Integrated

http://www.maximintegrated.com/company/leadership/parvarandeh.cfm “Pirooz Parvarandeh became Chief Technology Officer in 2009. He has been a Group President of several of the company’s analog business units since 2005. Pirooz joined Maxim in 1987 and brought Maxim several years of design experience.”

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The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-iranian-musician-who-hammered-out-facebooks-1-billion-instagram-deal-in-zuckerbergs-living-room-2012-4 “director of corporate development Amin Zoufonoun…hammered out the merger’s details during a 12 hour meeting Sunday night…Zoufonoun has only been at Facebook for just more than a year, having joined from Google in March 2011. At Google, Zoufonoun did … Continue reading

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Yasmin Fahimi becomes secretary general of Germanys SPD party

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/nahles-nachfolgerin-yasmin-fahimi-soll-spd-generalsekretaerin-werden-12740993.html The “Wiki” is not available in English yet, but it states that 46 years old Fahimi is the daughter of an Iranian father and a German mother. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin_Fahimi “Secretary General” is among the highest ranking positions within a German … Continue reading

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Keyoumars Ashkan, the Iranian leading the first ever brain cancer vaccine trial in Europe

http://www.payvand.com/news/14/jan/1028.html “In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Dr Keyoumars Ashkan, consultant neurosurgeon and Reader (Associate Professor) at King’s College Hospital London, said this is an individualised treatment based on each patientˈs own cancer type because glioblastomas are genetically different. Under … Continue reading

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Mehrzad Marashi, Iranian Singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehrzad_Marashi “Mehrzad Marashi; (born 20 September 1980 in Iran)[1] is an Iranian–German singer and winner of Deutschland sucht den Superstar season 7”

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Prof. Ali Fatemi, Chairman department of Finance, DePaul University Chicago

http://mozart.depaul.edu/~fatemi/ “The American Graduate School of Business and Economics was founded by Ali Fatemi, a professor of International economics, and a specialist of monetary theory and policy, international finance and international trade.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Graduate_School_of_Business_and_Economics

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Faraj Aalaei, (former) CEO and co-founder of Centillium communications.

http://imiranian.com/faraj-aalaei/ “Aalaei has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding Centillium, Mr. Aalaei was the Director of Access Products at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission and broadband switching … Continue reading

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Bobak Ferdowsi, systems engineer at NASA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobak_Ferdowsi “Bobak Ferdowsi (Persian: بابک فردوسی‎) (born November 7, 1979)[1] is an American systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He served on the Cassini–Huygens and Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. Ferdowsi gained brief media fame in August 2012, when … Continue reading

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Ferri Abolhassan, Management Board Member of T-Systems

http://www.t-systems.com/about-t-systems/board-of-management/760400 “Ferri Abolhassan (born 1964) joined T-Systems in September 2008 and holds a doctorate in computer science. He started his career in research and development in 1987 at Siemens in Munich. From 1989 to 1991 his work in the field … Continue reading

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Hamid Akhavan, CEO at Siemens and former COO of Deutsche Telekom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Akhavan “Hamid Akhavan-Malayeri (Persian: حمید اخوان ملایری‎) (born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-born American business executive, and the CEO of Unify GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications)[1] since February 2010…Prior to joining Unify, Akhavan served … Continue reading

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Hamed Haddadi & Arsalan Kazemi: Iranians playing basketball in the NBA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamed_Haddadi “Hamed Haddadi (Persian: حامد حدادی‎, born May 19, 1985) is an Iranian professional basketball player. He plays at the center position and is 2.18 m (7’2″) tall and weighs 265 lbs. Haddadi is the first Iranian to play in the … Continue reading

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Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss World and human rights activist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Afshin-Jam “Nazanin Afshin-Jam (Persian: نازنین افشین‌جم, born 11 April 1979 in Tehran, Iran)[1] is an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, songwriter, author, public speaker and human rights activist. She is a former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up, and has … Continue reading

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Dr. Gholam A. Peyman, inventor of LASIK

“Gholam A. Peyman, MD recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States, President Obama, on America’s leading innovators [1][2] and a Hall of Fame[3] of … Continue reading

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World class guitarist Ardeshir Farah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardeshir_Farah “Ardeshir Farah is an Iranian musician and guitarist. He was born in Tehran. Farah is half of the guitar duo Strunz & Farah. http://www.strunzandfarah.com/ Farah’s work in Strunz & Farah earned him a Grammy Award in 1991.His works include … Continue reading

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Andre Agassi is of Iranian origin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Agassi “Andre Kirk Agassi (/ˈɑːndreɪ ˈæɡəsi/; born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game’s most dominant players from the early 1990s to … Continue reading

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Anousheh Ansari – the first Iranian in space

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anousheh_Ansari “[She] is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari … Continue reading

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