Former ASIO boss warns against cyber energy sector

Energy experts and a former head of ASIO warned that Australia’s critical energy infrastructure was becoming increasingly complex and vulnerable to cyber attacks, but a commensurate improvement in resilience has not occurred. Former ASIO Managing Director and current Chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board, David Irvine, said energy was …

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Club news: Sing, create, meet, learn

MUFON The Northwest Arkansas section of the Mutual UFO Network will meet from 9:30 am to noon on June 26 in the conference room at Fayetteville Drake Field. Section meetings are open to members, guests, and anyone with a genuine interest in the UFO phenomenon. Information: (479) 422-9586. SUV Camp …

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Laser-controlled solid-state switch for next-generation communications

Engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have designed a new type of laser-driven semiconductor switch that can theoretically achieve higher speeds at higher voltages than existing photoconductive devices. If the device could be made, it could be miniaturized and incorporated into satellites to enable communication systems beyond 5G, potentially transferring …

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi? Die-hard judge set to win 2021 Iranian presidential election

Iranian chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was due to win the country’s presidential election on Saturday morning, after the remaining candidates in the race conceded, including his politically moderate main challenger. Many Iranians feel sidelined by Iran’s authoritarian religious establishment. Millions of people boycotted the elections. The country’s election watchdog, the …

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