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US Army has new COVID vaccine that works against all variants, researchers say

| December 23, 2021 | 68 Comments
US Army has new COVID vaccine that works against all variants, researchers say

Poetrooper sends in that the Army has now developed a COVID vaccine. For those who trust experimental Army vaccines over experimental private sector vaccines, this could be revolutionary. From American Military News; The United States Army has created a revolutionary single-dose COVID-19 vaccine that researchers say will be revealed within weeks. According to a new […]

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Not Your Daddy’s Trebuchet

| November 11, 2021 | 29 Comments
Not Your Daddy’s Trebuchet

SpinLaunch and Crew SpinLaunch, a start-up that is building an alternative method of launching spacecraft to orbit, conducted a successful first flight test last month in New Mexico. The Long Beach, California-based company is developing a launch system that uses kinetic energy as its primary method to reach the required velocities – with a vacuum-sealed […]

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The redemption of Gus Grissom

| July 26, 2021 | 18 Comments
The redemption of Gus Grissom

Lieutenant Colonel Virgil “Gus” Grissom, USAF was many things in life. He died at the all-too-young age of 40 in the disastrous Apollo 1 capsule fire in 1967 along side Lieutenant Colonel Ed White, USAF (the first American to walk in space) and Lieutenant Commander Roger Chaffee, USN. Before that, Gus had been an aviation […]

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Tanker Tuesday – New Tank Under Testing

| April 13, 2021 | 10 Comments
Tanker Tuesday – New Tank Under Testing

For Tanker Tuesday:  The new German tank for the Bundeswehr The Bundeswehr is testing out its new tank in this video. The Germans decided to ot use the older model in the photo above. I have to add here that the subsidies for Germany’s windfarms ended at the end of the 20-year contract (this year), […]

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Is There Life On Mars?

| March 24, 2021 | 18 Comments
Is There Life On Mars?

We have a new baby volcano trying to grow up and become a big, important volcano, up in Iceland. It started, as all such babies do, as a small vent in what is an area full of old, dormant volcanoes, and this particular vent sits on the Atlantic Ridge. Last night (3/23/21), the volcano was […]

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Updates on the Army’s new combat rifle competition

| October 15, 2020 | 36 Comments
Updates on the Army’s new combat rifle competition

Jeff LPH 3 sent me this article on the Army’s continuing selection process for a new personal rifle, to replace the M4/M16 and the M249 SAW. The gun that will replace both the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and the M16/M4 rifle/carbine weapons — and add a new, widely distributed caliber to the U.S. military inventory […]

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Army achieves new high-powered laser weapon breakthrough

| October 9, 2020 | 21 Comments
Army achieves new high-powered laser weapon breakthrough

Though we know he has a fetish for large things that go boom, the KoB sent in this tip on something that’s silent and invisible. Firing lasers from fighter jets while in combat, hitting enemy hypersonic missiles in space and incinerating enemy drones from armored combat vehicles are all missions intended for fast-emerging, now-in-development laser […]

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So, How Much “Evil” Carbon Dioxide Do Electric Vehicles Cause?

| October 4, 2020 | 45 Comments
So, How Much “Evil” Carbon Dioxide Do Electric Vehicles Cause?

In a previous article, I discussed how much fuel is actually “burned” (in terms of gasoline MPG) to support driving a popular and representative electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt. Bottom line: that “100+ MPG equivalent” claim made by both the manufacturer and the EPA is pure . . . garbage. (smile) But another thought occurs: […]

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