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Texas’ Winter Electrical Grid Failures Highlight Nation’s Vulnerability To EMP Attacks

March 10, 2021 by

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By Peter Brookes and Ryan Williams ~ During the blackout last month, several million customers were without power in Texas. Indeed, nearly half of the state’s electricity production was interrupted at one time as a result of the record cold temperatures. In the media, scenes flickered across our (well-powered) screens of the significant challenges facing […]

Rare Earth Elements Aren’t That Rare, But They’re Vital To National Security

February 26, 2021 by

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By Maiya Clark and Ryan Williams ~ For one-third of the price of one F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon made a key investment to ensure its supply of rare earth elements. The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of […]

Fusion And Fission Both: The U.S. Re-enters The Nuclear Energy Universe

August 16, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Now that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] is under construction, the playing field for the planet’s energy future has shifted. Given even the most promising lead time for fusion viability is decades ahead, nuclear fission will have to compete with both fossil fuels and so-called renewables for market share. So where […]

Space Invaders: Will The Earthlings Land First?

August 1, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ If one was to use Hollywood movies as a precursor of the future, one would have thought that it was only a matter of time until Earth was visited by Martian invaders. In real life, however, it may actually be Mars that will see an invasion of Earthlings soon, […]

4 Key Points As Big Tech CEOs Testify On Capitol Hill

July 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Republicans and Democrats hammered Big Tech CEOs during a House hearing Wednesday, although for different reasons. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Sundar Pichai of Google testified via the internet on free speech concerns before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust, commercial, and […]

DOJ Calls For Big Tech Bias Reform Laws

June 25, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The US Department of Justice has issued a wish list of reform laws aimed directly at the big Internet media giants. These proposals come on the heels of President Trump’s Executive Order aimed at curbing politically biased censorship by the Big Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube. However, […]

The Fusion Race

June 18, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The worldwide race to achieve affordable, functional nuclear fusion is rolling along, with new players popping up all over the map seeking a slice of what promises to be an unlimited energy pie that could pave the way to interplanetary travel (among many other things). As human engineering, aided by artificial intelligence […]