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The Russian Tesla Lightning Towers…

Electricity is the lifeblood of the modern wired world but electricity is not your friend, it will kill you at the first opportunity that you give it. This is especially true for high voltage electricity. In order to make working with electricity as safe as possible it is necessary to test its effects and behaviour under various circumstances.

To this end the Russian Electrical Engineering Institute constructed one hell of a test facility. 40 kilometres west of Moscow is the sleepy town of Istra and the High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility that is able generate and fire high voltage lightning bolts at will. Opened in the late 70’s and still in use to this day the facility is based on work done by the electrical genius Nikola Tesla, Erwin Otto Marx and Vladimir Arkadyev.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the largest lightning test facilities in the world, a test facility able to explode trees and make your hairs stand on end, a facility able to throw lightning bolts like a Nordic god. So sit back, relax and prepare to be struck by lightning’s impressive power.

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The Curious Case of the Fake Cell Phone Towers Owned by No-one…

A strange and troubling technological mystery has recently begun to reveal itself to the public. The curious case of the mysterious fake cell phone towers first came to light in July when an eagle eyed security expert Les Goldsmith noticed his CryptoPhone 500 was being hacked. Goldmith who also happens to be the CEO of ESD America, the makers of the CryptoPhone, must be loving the confirmation that his CryptoPhone really does work.

After noticing the hack attempts Goldsmith traced the activity to a nearby cell phone tower which of course immediately set alarm bells ringing. Digging deeper the fact that the offending tower didn’t belong to any cell phone company or pass call traffic through only deepened the mystery. After many hours interacting with the tower it became obvious that this was far more than a hack. Encryption was being turned off, GPS tracked, calls recorded and files downloaded.

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