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NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

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Wednesday both Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Talladega Super Speedway announced that they are opening their camp grounds to those seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma. At both locations they are offering hot showers, restrooms, and camp grounds suitable for RVs and tents.  Grass areas, and gravel areas are noted. Press Release from Talladega Super Speedway Press Release from Atlanta Motor Speedway https://youtu.be/mt6WlOMhwLA
Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

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Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop. Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?" More details will be posted when they are available.
North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam, but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying. Analysts believe that Kim Jong Un's comments open the way for de-escalation of the growing crisis that has been fed by the exchange of sharp replicas between the White House and Pyongyang. The DPRK state news agency said the chief had received a briefing on "Guam's firefighting plans" during an inspection of the Strategic Forces Command, responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un adds about the United States that "if they persist in their extremely dangerous and reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula, then the DPRK will take action as it has already been announ
‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

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Scientists have hailed a “breakthrough” technology capable of regrowing damaged organs and healing serious wounds with the single touch of a penny-sized pad. The new device uses nanochips to reprogramme skin cells which then generate any type of cell necessary for medical treatment. The non-invasive procedure takes less than a second and in laboratory trials was found to restore the function of badly damaged blood vessels within days. Dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT), the technique works by placing a small pad of nanochips over a damaged area. A small electric current then fires DNA into the skin cells, converting them into the specific building block cells of any other part of the body, such as arteries, or even organs like the heart. It promises to transform the
Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

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Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system used by multiple states gained access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers and put the agency on the hook to pay for credit monitoring services for all victims. The number of SSNs exposed across the 10 states whose data was accessed has not been previously reported. The Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio, obtained the information through an open records request. More than half a million of the SSNs were from Kansas, according to the Department of Commerce. The data is from websites that help connect people to jobs, such as Kansasworks.com, where members of the public seeking employment can post their resumes and search job openings. Kansas
Walmart Files Patent For Technology To Track Your Emotions

Walmart Files Patent For Technology To Track Your Emotions

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Shopping might be about to get pretty creepy. Walmart, it seems, is branching out into the business of facial recognition technology. Apparently, the grocery store giant is seeking ways to identify whether a customer is unhappy or dissatisfied, and then sending staff in to deal with them before they are able to register a complaint. According to reports, Walmart has filed a patent that seeks to develop facial recognition technology by scanning customers as they wait in line for the cashier. The footage will then be fed into a computer, which will assess how each person is feeling. If the system judges a customer to be sad or unhappy, then the right staff members will be alerted, and the problem dealt with. The company insists that this technology is entirely focused on improving thei
Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

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The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

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"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia", said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages. He explained that "We need to ensure that the internet is not used as a dark place for bad people to hide their criminal activities from the law." It bears repeating that Australia is part of the secretive spying and information sharing Five Eyes alliance. But despite the well-deserved mockery that ensued, we shouldn't make too much light of the real risk that this poses to Internet freedom in Australia. It's true enough, for now, that a
USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

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The United States and Australia have concluded a series of hypersonic test flights at the Woomera test range in South Australia. The tests were conducted under the auspices of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme, says Australia's Department of Defence in a statement. In the statement, defence minister Marise Payne congratulated Canberra's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) "on another successful hypersonic flight at Woomera test range." She said that the tests have achieved "significant milestones, including design assembly, and pre-flight testing of the hypersonic vehicles and design of complex avionics and control systems." She said Canberra and Washington DC are drafting plans for fut
UGA Using Robots, Drones To Increase GMO Food Production

UGA Using Robots, Drones To Increase GMO Food Production

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These researchers suggest humans have 30 years to double our food supply, and a local university said robots will help get the job done. Engineers at the University of Georgia have developed robots and software that will monitor crops to gather information for geneticists to help increase food and fiber production. “Arable land that is in production worldwide is a finite resource,” Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said. According to WSB-TV's report, Black suggested growers must be more productive with the farm land they already have. Black also believes, crops can be genetically developed to increase yields, resistance to pests and to withstand droughts and high temperatures. “We’re very certain we’ve got to increase this food and fiber production somewhere between 7