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The Pentagon isn’t the only one with special operators. Here are the 5 most elite forces outside the Defence Department

The US Defence Department’s special-operations forces are well known for their accomplishments on battlefields overseas. But to meet security needs at home, numerous US government agencies and departments have set up specially trained units that have some unique missions. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Defence Department isn’t […]
The Pentagon isn’t the only one with special operators. Here are the 5 most elite forces outside the Defence Department
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Trump went on another rambling rant at a Milwaukee rally about ‘worthless’ new dishwashers, weak showers, and lightbulbs that ‘make you look orange’

At a rally in Milwaukee on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump ranted – again – about what he said was the effect of efficiency standards for dishwashers, lightbulbs, toilets, and showers. Trump criticised “new” dishwashers, saying they mean you sometimes need to wash your dishes “10 times.” He then asked […]
Trump went on another rambling rant at a Milwaukee rally about ‘worthless’ new dishwashers, weak showers, and lightbulbs that ‘make you look orange’
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Intel and the Department of Energy are building America’s first exascale supercomputer, a computer capable of a quintillion calculations per second

Intel and the US Department of Energy announced Monday that they would build Aurora, described as the US’s first exascale supercomputer. An exascale supercomputer, capable of processing 1 quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second, could be used for testing military weapons, modelling weather patterns, or doing research on cancer, cardiac issues, […]
Intel and the Department of Energy are building America’s first exascale supercomputer, a computer capable of a quintillion calculations per second
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The 3rd most powerful supercomputer in the world was turned on at a classified government lab in California — Here’s what the 7,000 square foot ‘mini city’ of processing power is like up close

The third most powerful supercomputer in the world has been completed and unveiled: the Sierra. This supercomputer, which can do 125 quadrillion calculations in a second, will be used to create simulations that can test how safe and reliable nuclear weapons in the government stockpile is. The Sierra is currently […]
The 3rd most powerful supercomputer in the world was turned on at a classified government lab in California — Here’s what the 7,000 square foot ‘mini city’ of processing power is like up close
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Trump wants to make nuclear weapons easier to use — and his plan is ‘a roadmap for nuclear war’

HuffPost has published a leaked, January 2018 draft of the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, due out in February. While the document echoes the Obama administration’s nuclear modernisation plan, it contains major differences and is laced with “dark perspective.” One reversal is a push for additional “flexible” and “low-yield” nuclear […]
Trump wants to make nuclear weapons easier to use  —  and his plan is ‘a roadmap for nuclear war’