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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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Hunting Season Approaches

| September 24, 2020 | 10 Comments
Hunting Season Approaches

This video should entertain you nicely. If you ever find yourself in a primitive landscape (meaning outside a city) and think you’ll have to forage for food, you may want to take using an assist in spear-throwing to take down prey, as shown in this video. These guys are having far too much fun. It’s […]

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“Rusty” Moon?

| September 6, 2020 | 13 Comments
“Rusty” Moon?

The blue areas in this composite image from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) aboard the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 orbiter show water concentrated at the Moon’s poles. Homing in on the spectra of rocks there, researcher found signs of hematite, a form of rust. Credit: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown University/USGS Rust never sleeps. The moon is ‘rusting’ […]

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So: What About Really Large EVs?

| September 5, 2020 | 48 Comments
So:  What About Really Large EVs?

Intro Who says lightning never strikes twice? Last week, I wrote an article regarding the difficulty of charging a hypothetical all-electric US vehicle fleet with today’s electric grid. But as before, part of a comment to that article made by longtime TAH reader rgr769 caught my eye – and made me wonder: . . . […]

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