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Live on the Senate floor, a shutdown drama of personalities and power

“It was a vivid drama of personalities and power, shifting alliances and clashing egos, played out live on the Senate floor as the government barreled toward a shutdown” reports washingtonpost.com. With television cameras rolling late Friday night, senators talked, wrangled, grinned and growled through a sequence of 11th-hour negotiations, ultimately fruitless but revealing to the end. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Hall of Fame countdown: Chipper Jones a worthy addition to third base fraternity

“The case for: An eight-time All-Star, Jones combined hitting ability and power, and in his early days he was even a decent base stealer” writes Jorge L for thedailyjournal.com. USA TODAY Sports is counting down the top 24 candidates on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, based on voting by our power rankings panel, which includes five Hall voters. Source: thedailyjournal.com Share This:

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As a candidate, Trump criticized Obama’s use of executive power. So guess what powers President Trump has been leaning on?

“The Trump administration argues that this is inherent in the power to create such designations” reports washingtonpost.com. The Trump administration has reversed both decisions.Picking up the executive powers where Obama left off Obviously raw numbers matter less than substantive significance.Some seem to have been issued as executive orders rather than memos or news releases simply to boost the total count. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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NASA Mini-Reactors Could Power Outposts on the Moon and Mars

“Testing of a Kilopower reactor, known as KRUSTY (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology), began last year in the desert of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)” writes Jay Bennett for popularmechanics.com. NASA is working on an energy source that could power future outposts on the moon and Mars, as well as missions to the far reaches of the solar system.Nuclear power has a number of advantages when compared to other sources of electricity.The next step is to test a Kilopower reactor at full power to simulate space operations, which is…

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A strategic strategy for cyber-bullying in international level

“Today, the concepts of “cyber security”, “cyber defense” and “cyber-bullying” have replaced the notion of “information dominance.”” reports tehrantimes.com. Identifying the effects of a cyber attack is much more similar to identifying the effects of biological weapons.Intrusions in cyberspace, although possible and possible, cannot be limited to existing measures, but unique concepts have to be developed and presented.For example, the problem of identifying cyber attacks is reminiscent of the challenges of deterrence of nuclear terrorism.Since the principle of self-restraint addresses a wide range of threats, it used in the military…

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NASA is testing tiny nuclear reactors that can sustain life on Mars

“Of course, no habitat can sustain life without power, and a lack of fuel sources on Mars is a big roadblock” writes Zach Epstein for bgr.com. Scientists continue to explore ways of building human habitats on Mars that are capable of sustaining life for long stretches of time.Moreover, sources of portable power will be needed if astronauts on Mars have any hope of embarking on meaningful expeditions.NASA on Thursday unveiled a device called Kilopower, a compact nuclear reactor capable of reliably generating power. Source: bgr.com Share This:

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Investigations into Apple’s iPhone Battery Slowdowns Spread to Italy and South Korea

“Italy and South Korea on Thursday joined a growing list of countries in which class-action lawsuits and government investigations into Apple’s iPhone battery slowdowns are underway.Italy’s antitrust body revealed it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple used iOS updates to slow older smartphones and push clients into buying new models (via Reuters )” writes Day Ago On for macrumors.com. The Italian watchdog said Apple had failed to inform customers that the updates might have a negative impact on the performance of their phones, suggesting the company might have…

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It could be powering cities on Mars

“Unlike those large vast complex sites, the Kilopower produces just 1-10KW of power, enough to power more than your average home” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.co.uk. NASA has confirmed that some initial tests on a revolutionary new nuclear power system designed for Mars were successful, paving the way for a full-scale test of the system in March. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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One year in, Trump’s environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

“That decision relaxed restrictions on harmful emissions that owners of other coal-fired power plants will be subject to when they expand facilities” writes Evan Halper for latimes.com. In September, at the behest of power companies, the agency shelved a requirement that coal plants remove some of the most toxic chemicals from their wastewater.The infamous Kingston power plant that released millions of cubic yards of toxic coal ash into area rivers was among some 50 plants given a reprieve. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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