Soros, Clinton-linked Teneo Donors to McCain Institute

Soros, Clinton-linked Teneo Donors to McCain Institute

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) asks questions at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

An investigation into the funding behind the McCain Institute shows the non profit organization which received unspent campaign funds from the Senator who bears its name has received money from billionaire activist George Soros and Clinton-linked Teneo

(WASHINGTON, DC) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University. Continue reading

The next big thing in space is really, really small

Don’t expect these to come without dual-use risk, especially if China and Russia get their hands on these. Swarms could take out American satellites and potentially render the modern military useless.

 

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The SunCube FemtoSat and the three-tiered version have a propulsion system, data collection and communications capability. The three-tiered one also has space for a payload. Image courtesy Charlie Leight/ASU Now.

 

Going into space is now within your grasp. A tiny spacecraft being developed at Arizona State University is breaking the barrier of launch cost, making the price of conducting a space mission radically cheaper.

“With a spacecraft this size, any university can do it, any lab can do it, any hobbyist can do it,” said Jekan Thanga, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration? The School of Earth and Space Exploration is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. and head of the Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) Laboratory. Continue reading

‘Doomsday’ Clock Remains At 3 Minutes To Midnight

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, right, unveils the new “Doomsday Clock. (Associated Press Photo)

 

The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet, and was most recently moved closer to midnight in 2015.

“It remains the closest it has been over the past 20 years,” said Rachel Bronson, executive director of  the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, during a press conference in the US capital. Continue reading