Trump Ad Uses Images, Video From Russia And Belarus [Watch]

KEY POINTS

  • A new Trump campaign ad features stock photos and videos from Russia and Belerus
  • The latest ad shows a shot of parents holding a baby, as well as an elderly woman
  • This is the fourth ad released by Trump-affiliated groups that features clips from Russia

A new pro-Trump campaign ad released last week in critical swing states uses images and videos from Russia and Belarus.

Last Thursday, America First Action SuperPAC released the “Pandemic Tax” ad in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It is the fourth pro-Trump ad within three months that features actors in stock footage from Russia, Politico reported. 

The ad begins by accusing President Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden of “supporting higher taxes on all of us” if he wins the November election. At the 14-second mark, the ad features a shot of new parents holding a baby in front of a window. 

The footage is

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Trail camera captures images of rare wildcat in Texas

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This endangered and elusive wildcat was recently spotted using a wildlife underpass in Texas. It’s an ocelot and there are fewer than 50 living in the wild in the nation.

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A large wildcat resembling a leopard was recently photographed by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trail camera in Texas.

The nighttime image was shared Saturday on Facebook, showing the “majestic feline” as it was creeping into a highway underpass, used by wildlife to avoid traffic.

Though the spotted wildcat looks alarmingly like a leopard — particularly in black and white — experts have identified it as an ocelot, a native species of wild feline that grows to 4 feet in length and 35 pounds. (Leopards grow to more than 6 feet and 130 pounds, LiveScience.com reports.)

To say the species is rare in the U.S. is an understatement.

“There are an estimated 50

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If You Loved Hubble’s Images You’ll Adore This ‘Star Birth’ Photo Taken From A Chilean Mountain

It’s a new ultra-detailed image of one of the jewels of the southern hemisphere’s night sky, and it probably reminds you of something—namely the Hubble Space Telescope’s famous image of the Eagle Nebula called the “Pillars of Creation.”

The object of this new photo is the “Carina Nebula,” a region of space where stars are born a whopping 7,500 light-years away from our Solar System. It’s also a region where only space telescopes—well clear of the interference of Earth’s atmosphere—can take such images.

Or, at least, that used to be true. You see, the above image wasn’t taken by Hubble or any other orbiting space telescope, but by a team of astronomers using the Gemini South telescope atop a

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Before and after CZU Lightning Complex fire drone images

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Newly released maps comprised of 360-degree visualizations and before-and-after comparison photos captured by drones survey a little more than a quarter of the area scorched by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in August.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and Stockton Police to deploy 15 drone teams that made over 315 flights to collect the photos, panoramas and videos.

Using the CAL FIRE damage assessment map for reference, the teams collected imagery over 23,000 acres — or 35 square miles — of the 86,509 acres burned over 37 days in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. The 650 images focus on most of the damaged areas of Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon and Davenport, the communities hardest-hit by the blaze.

The teams that captured the images went out September 24

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Microsoft releases tool to update Defender inside Windows install images

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Microsoft has released on Friday a new tool that will allow system administrators to update the Defender security package inside Windows installation images (WIM or VHD supported).

The new tool was created for enterprise environments where workstations and servers are serviced or mass-installed using installation images.

Some of these images are reused for months at a time, and the Microsoft Defender (default antivirus) package found inside would usually end up being installed using an out-of-date detection database.

The newly installed Windows operating systems would eventually update the Defender package, but Microsoft says that this creates a “protection gap” during which systems could be easily attacked and infected.

Microsoft’s new tool is intended to allow system administrators to update their WIM or VHD installation images to contain the most recent Defender component before deploying it on their device fleet.

The new tool was provided for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and

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Over 700,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled as Rearview Camera Goes Dark, Distorts Images

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall of more than 700,000 of its vehicles in North America following an issue with their rearview cameras, which can suddenly go dark or show distorted images.

The recall applies to most 2020 versions of Ford’s F-Series trucks, the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge, as well as the Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The company is unaware of any crashes or injuries caused by the latest issue, AP reported.

The problem was said to be caused by a poor electrical connection, the company noted in documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The recall will begin on November 7 and all dealers will replace the rearview cameras at no cost to car owners.

To see if your vehicle is being recalled, enter its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at

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New Pixel 5 smartphone images leaked by noted tipster Jon Prosser



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Three weeks to the day since a Pixel 5S was spotted in the wild (and promptly shared on Twitter), a prominent leaker has posted photos of what he claims is the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. 

Should we take these images seriously? Probably, because Jon Prosser correctly called 30th September (today) as the release date for the Pixel 5 back on 20th August, and he came good there – Google’s ‘Launch Night In’ event is due to start at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST (that’s 4am AEST on 1st October) and we should see the smartphone officially then. 

In fact, the founder of Front Page Tech has a good track record with leaks in general, having correctly predicted that the Pixel 4a would launch on 3rd August too.

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Stunning images from Hubble, Chandra, and more reveal value of space telescope teamwork

What do you get when you put a space telescope to work with another space telescope or two? Amazing compilation images of our universe.

NASA recently highlighted some collaborations between its Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, particularly the Hubble Space Telescope, showing what sorts of images can be produced when you look at the same object in different wavelengths of light.

Gallery: Amazing nebula photos from Chandra & Hubble

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(Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC; Optical: NASA/STScI)

The galaxy M82 can be seen edge-on from Earth, allowing scientists a great perspective whenever star formation occurs, since there is little to block our view. Chandra observations, visible in blue and pink, show bursts of high temperatures created when gas is heated by supernova explosions. The Hubble Space Telescope’s optical images (shown in red and orange) reveal the galaxy’s shape.

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(Image credit: NASA/CXC; Optical: NASA/STScI)

The galaxy cluster

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ITMO Researchers Develop Unique Printing Technology for ‘Invisible’ Images

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IMAGE: The colorful optical response from the printed image can be easily observed through any LCD screen, including that of a smartphone. These watermarks could potentially be used for added security…
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ITMO Researchers Develop Unique Printing Technology for ‘Invisible’ Images

Researchers from ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster have developed an inkjet printing technology that makes it possible to produce images that can only be seen in polarized light – such as when using a smartphone screen. The new technology will help manufacturers protect their products from forgery. An article concerning the technology was published in ACS Applied Material Interfaces.

In order to achieve these results, the researchers have spent 5 years working on a way to use solution chemistry methods to apply high-resolution organized nanostructures. In large part, the ability to produce images invisible to the naked eye is thanks to the creation of special

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Researchers develop unique printing technology for ‘invisible’ images

Researchers Develop Unique Printing Technology for ‘Invisible’ Images
Credit: Dmitry Lisovsky, ITMO

Researchers from ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster have developed an inkjet printing technology that makes it possible to produce images that can only be seen in polarized light—such as when using a smartphone screen. The new technology will help manufacturers protect their products from forgery. An article concerning the technology was published in ACS Applied Material Interfaces.


In order to achieve these results, the researchers have spent five years working on a way to use solution chemistry methods to apply high-resolution organized nanostructures. In large part, the ability to produce images invisible to the naked eye is due to the creation of special colloidal ink based on nanoscale cellulose particles capable of orienting themselves on a surface in a special manner.

“The market for printing materials that can protect products from forgery and counterfeiting is growing at a geometric rate. To that end, manufacturers use various

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