Texas Lawmakers Pass Measure to Protect Electric Grid From Cyber Attacks, Solar Storms

Cyber attacks. A solar storm. Sabotage and terrorist activity. THEHAYRIDE.COM An electromagnetic pulse of some variety. A yet-unthinkable nuclear blast from a rogue international actor. Or even just the Texas weather. The Texas electric delivery grid is vulnerable, but the Texas Legislature is close to taking the first steps to protect it. SB 475 by Sen. Kelly Hancock, which establishes the Texas Electric Grid Security Council, passed the House easily on Tuesday...
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The U.S. Military Believes People Have a Sixth Sense

In 2014, the Office of Naval Research embarked on a four-year, $3.85 million research program to explore the phenomena it calls premonition and intuition, or “Spidey sense,” for sailors and Marines. TIME “We have to understand what gives rise to this so-called ‘sixth sense,’ says Peter Squire, a program officer in ONR’s Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism department. Today’s Navy scientists place less emphasis on trying to understand the phenomena theoretically and more ...
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Trump dismisses North Korean tests of ‘some small weapons’

BBC US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security adviser. In a tweet issued shortly after his arrival in Japan on Sunday, Mr Trump called the missiles "small weapons". US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday that the tests violated UN resolutions on North Korea. President Trump began a state visit to Japan on Sunday by teeing off a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
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Scientists in China develop ultra-long range AI camera that can photograph subjects from 28 MILES away

DAILY MAIL According to researchers the technology has broad surveillance applications. Chinese researchers have developed a new camera technology that can render human sized-subjects as far as 28 miles away. According to a paper from researcher Zheng-Ping Li published in the open source journal ArXiv, the camera technology can cut through smog and other pollution using a mixture of laser imaging and advanced AI software. While LIDAR technology, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging...
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Second time in 2 days, Russian warplanes intercepted off coast of Alaska

KTUU.COM United States warplanes once again intercepted multiple Russian bombers and fighter jets off the coast of Alaska, making it twice in just two days that U.S. planes had such interactions with Russia so close to the state. KTUU first reported the incident on Monday, but according to officials, a similar intercept happened on Tuesday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, confirmed the second incident occurred when two Russian bombers accompanied by two Su-3...
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Made in China 2025 Plan Still Controversial in the West

IOTWORLDTODAY.COM Chinese politicians may have scaled back references to Made in China 2025, but the initiative continues to concern Western manufacturers and governments. We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.” —John of Salisbury, 12th-century English author and philosopher ...
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