RT News - December 21, 2015
Most smuggled ISIS oil goes to Turkey, sold at low prices – report
A newly-leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), which was ordered to be compiled by Norway, has revealed that most of the IS-smuggled oil has been destined for Turkey, where it is sold off at bargain low prices. The data directly implicated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the oil trade with IS. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky analyses the report.
University develops “Shazam” for earthquakes
Seismologists have so far been reliant on overloaded databases, slowing down processing. Now, a new algorithm developed at Stanford University may cut the time it takes to analyze seismic data by 140 times. Dubbed “FAST," the algorithm was inspired by the Music-identifying app Shazam. RT’s Brigida Santos reports on the program.