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  • Assembling Offshore Wind Turbines
    by Staff on August 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    8/7/20 Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States offshore wind energy industry is growing, with planned commitments to build 26 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects along the East Coast from now through 2035. This is the clean power equivalent of 26 nuclear power plants, or roughly 10 times the average electric energy used by the entire state of Delaware. read more

  • Poison: Chasing the Antidote
    by Staff on August 7, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    8/7/20 La calidad de la imagen es baja. Es borroso ¿Puedes hacer algo para mejorarlo? Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Pick your poison. It can be deadly for good reasons such as protecting crops from harmful insects or fighting parasite infection as medicine — or for evil as a weapon for bioterrorism. Or, in extremely diluted amounts, it can be used to enhance beauty. read more

  • How the DHS Intelligence Unit Sidelined the Watchdogs
    by Staff on August 7, 2020 at 11:33 am

    8/6/20 ARGUMENT: Sidelining DHS watchdogs Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Benjamin Wittes, writing in Lawfare, quotes Betsy Woodruff Swan who wrote in Politico a story reporting that,  read more

  • U.S. Accuses Russia of Complex Online Disinformation, Propaganda Operation
    by Guest Writer on August 6, 2020 at 11:44 am

    8/6/20 The Russia connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States has accused Russia of developing a sophisticated “ecosystem” to spread disinformation and propaganda about the coronavirus and other issues. In a new report published on August 5, the State Department said Russia’s online operations use “five main pillars” to amplify false narratives and conspiracy theories in a bid to sow confusion and fear. read more

  • Election Flexibility Needed to Address Pandemic Safety Concerns
    by Staff on August 6, 2020 at 11:42 am

    8/6/20 Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented a severe threat to state election plans in 2020 for primaries and for the general election. To conduct an election during the COVID-19 pandemic, states need registration and voting options that minimize direct personal contact and that reduce crowds and common access to high-touch surfaces. read more

  • Protecting Yourself against Facial Recognition Software
    by Benjamin Frankel on August 6, 2020 at 11:41 am

    8/6/20 Privacy Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The rapid rise of facial recognition systems has placed the technology into many facets of our daily lives, whether we know it or not. What might seem innocuous when Facebook identifies a friend in an uploaded photo grows more ominous in enterprises such as Clearview AI, a private company that trained its facial recognition system on billions of images scraped without consent from social media and the internet. read more

  • Nuclear Threats Are Increasing – Here’s How the U.S. Should Prepare for a Nuclear Event
    by Guest Writer on August 6, 2020 at 11:40 am

    8/6/20 Nuclear threats Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments On the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some may like to think the threat from nuclear weapons has receded. But there are clear signs of a growing nuclear arms race and that the U.S. is not very well-prepared for nuclear and radiological events. read more

  • Increase in Immigration Has Little Impact on U.S. Citizens’ Wages
    by Staff on August 6, 2020 at 11:40 am

    8/6 Immigration Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A new study in Review of Economic Studies suggests that a large increase in the stock of immigrants to the United States would have little impact on the wages of native US citizens. Allowing for more high-skill immigration could be detrimental to some highly skilled workers in the country, but disproportionately beneficial to low skilled workers. read more

  • Real-time Imaging to Help Prevent Deadly Dust Explosions
    by Staff on August 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

    8/6/20 Dust explosions Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Dust explosions can be among the most dangerous and costly workplace incidents. Dust builds up in agricultural, powder-handling or manufacturing settings, causing hazards to employees and posing the risk of exploding. read more

  • Bay Area Coastal Flooding Triggers Region-Wide Commute Disruptions
    by Staff on August 6, 2020 at 11:34 am

    8/6/20 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments For decades, the low-lying neighborhoods along the San Francisco Bay have experienced coastal flooding and the subsequent traffic disruptions. But a new computational model by Stanford researchers reveals that, due to the nature of road networks in the region, commuters living outside the areas of flooding may experience some of the largest commute delays. read more

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