A top FBI official admitted to Congressional investigators last year that the agency had contacts within the Trump campaign as part of operation "Crossfire Hurricane," which sounds a lot like FBI "informant" Stefan Halper - a former Oxford University professor who was paid over $1 million by the Obama Department of Defense between 2012 and 2018, with nearly half of it surrounding the 2016 US election.
Halper's involvement in surveilling the Trump campaign was exposed by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross, who reported that the 74-year-old spook was enlisted by the FBI to befriend and spy on three members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.
Halper received a DoD contract from the Obama administration for $411,575 - made in two payments, and had a start date of September 26, 2016...
Interesting Comment By ANON: "This all goes back to ONA (Office of Net Assessment) and the Special Plans committee. Look up Andrew Marshall, aka YODA for more info on what this is about.
I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on.........
....something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!
As governments grapple with the issues raised by the rise of drones, agencies are regularly changing the rules to keep up. This time, it's how registration numbers must be displayed on aircraft. Read on for the details.
First, they designed a small, flexible plastic frame. Next they bonded the frame to piezoelectric layers, which generate energy when bent. They implanted the device in pigs and showed that a beating heart could in fact alter the frame's shape, generating enough power to match the performance of a battery-powered pacemaker. The study is a step toward making a self-powered cardiac pacemaker, the researchers say.
The inexpensive system works by using sheets of graphitic carbon nitride as a photocatalyst inside of a water container. When the sheets are exposed to direct sunlight, they release electrons that bond with the oxygen in the water and create compounds that purge the water of bacteria.
Washington is concerned with the security risk that the S-400 system radars can pose on NATO defense capabilities, such as F-34 fighter jets. Americans believe that the S-400 radar can spy on Turkish territory exposing sensitive details of the F-35 performance, such as capturing minor patterns of F-35 flights despite its high stealth capability, a Turkish official familiar with the talks told the Hürriyet Daily News on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. is also concerned about the possibility of the Russian system’s radar monitoring on operational activities at İncirlik airbase such as the take-off and landing of aircrafts.
Five MoUs would cover main points of the bilateral dispute. U.S. also seeking to get the yuan included in any deal. However, the main sticking point, according to Bloomberg, technology transfers and protection for US intellectual property have been two of the most contentious topics, with the US accusing China of stealing US R&D from US companies, while forcing firms to hand over their IP to access the Chinese market.
Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated a "phony attack" in order to take "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career."
Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that Smollett also sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to himself at the Fox studio lot before the attack. He said Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary.
Researchers created the mosquitoes by using the powerful new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR, which Mueller likens to a "molecular scissor which can cut at a specific site in the DNA."
The cut altered a gene known as "doublesex," which is involved in the sexual development of the mosquitoes.
"The females become a bit more male," Mueller says. "A kind of hermaphrodite."
While genetically female, the transformed insects have mouths that resemble male mosquito mouths. That means they can't bite and so can't spread the malaria parasite. In addition, the insects' reproductive organs are deformed, which means they can't lay eggs.
As more and more female mosquitoes inherit two copies of the modification, more and more become sterile.
It has been used as a remedy thought to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure and cholesterol, hay fever, gout, and constipation. Tests in human cells and animals showed promising results.
About half of the time someone is born totally deaf, it’s because of their genetic makeup. Those people are typically treated with cochlear implants... Deaf mice treated with a new kind of gene therapy developed the ability to hear almost as well as healthy mice... The mice had what’s called DFNB9 deafness, the type that accounts for between two and eight percent of gene-related cases of human deafness... But after altering the deaf mice’s genomes with specially-crafted viruses, the mice were able to hear almost as well as mice that were born with functioning otoferlin.
We know how to cure everything nowadays...
if you're a mouse that is.