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The Nuclear Option

When Minnesotans think of nuclear power, any number of things might come to mind. They might think of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier patrolling the Persian Gulf, or the incidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Others might conjure images of doughnut crumbs spilling from Homer Simpson’s mouth onto the reactor control panel at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. 

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FBIComparing Building Blasts for Links

The pipe bomb that blasted through the front of the downtown San Diego federal courthouse early Sunday morning wasn't sophisticated, but it was built to kill and was powerful enough to hurl shrapnel two blocks. 

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Poe Amendments Gain House Approval

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that his amendments to the Coast Guard Authorization Act passed the US House of Representatives. Congressman Poe offeredtwo amendments to specifically address issues of national security in international waters and domestic passenger cruise safety. 

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Intelligent Mesh Nets: Smart Move for Operators

Network globalization has been a persistent strategic goal for carriers and network operators worldwide.Government and research and education (R&E) networks rely on both terrestrial networks and undersea links for global data interchange and cutting-edge research and development. Likewise, enterprises such as large financial organizations transacting in world markets depend on global telecommunication infrastructures and require low latency with close to 100 percent uptime, since even a few seconds of network failure can cost millions of dollars. Consequently, global networks play an increasingly critical role in the stability, longevity and survivability of business processes. 

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New Ammunition For The War On Terror

Using the private sector as a potent anti-terrorist force provides additional ammunition in the War on Terror. And the "Support Antiterrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002" (Safety Act) is a powerful tool for corporate America, providing significant liability protections to the sellers and users of anti-terrorism technologies. The result is an ever-growing catalog of current processes and products that can protect any company against terrorist actions. 

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Palisades Nuclear Plant Watchdogs Warn about Earthquake Risks

Friday's early morning 5.2 magnitude earthquake, originating in southeast Illinois but felt in southwest Michigan, revived concerns of atomic watchdog groups that a powerful enough earthquake jolting the Palisades atomic reactor site could spell radioactive catastrophe for Lake Michigan and communities downwind and downstream. 

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