China Building Fully Robotic Production Plant

Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 1,000 robots would be introduced at the factory initially, run by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology Co, with the aim of reducing the current workforce of 1,800 by 90 per cent to only about 200, Chen Xingqi, the chairman of the company’s board, was quoted as saying in the report. The company did not ...
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Norad eyes Cheyenne Mountain amid EMP Threats

New concerns are being raised that the nation's electrical grid and critical infrastructure are increasingly vulnerable to a catastrophic foreign attack -- amid speculation over whether officials are eyeing a former Cold War bunker, inside a Colorado mountain, as a "shield" against such a strike. North American Aerospace Defense Command is looking for ways to protect itself in the event of a massive electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack -- a deliberate burst of energy that could disrupt the e...
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IBM’s Venture Deal with China Sparks Concern

IBM has announced a new venture in China to assist Beijing company Teamsun in the development of a full supply chain of computers and software using IBM’s technology. The goal of the new venture is to create a domestic tech industry in China that will eliminate the need to buy American products, thus avoiding security concerns. The chief scientist overseeing the IBM project on behalf of the Chinese government is former military engineer Shen Changxiang. IBM has received permission under Unite...
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