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May 24, 2017

An interesting article

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 9:32 am
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Did pre-humans originate out of Europe?  An interesting article, even if the title may be a bit overblown.

May 17, 2017

A new rifle

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:24 pm
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The US Army is looking at not only a new rifle, but a new ammo that isn’t the current 5.56mm standard size.  Interesting discussion here.

May 13, 2017

Anti-missile test

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:19 pm
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Looks like the US may run another anti-missile test soon.

May 11, 2017

Model photography

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:48 pm
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A nice YouTube series on photographing models.  Basic in some respects, but still a good place to start.

May 8, 2017

More X-37B news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:36 am
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The X-37B has returned to earth after 2 years in orbit.  I find this space plane endlessly fascinating.  I wonder what it is doing on such long missions? (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 3, 2017

Iran

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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Some of the stories out of Iran seem pretty crazy.  This one does.

April 27, 2017

Is it worth salvaging?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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It might be.

April 19, 2017

Indian Israeli military cooperation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:53 pm
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The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia.  The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.

March 21, 2017

More X-37B

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:37 pm
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I am endlessly fascinated with the X-37B.  I’d love to know what they are doing. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 20, 2017

The LCS

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:14 am
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The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships.  However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial.  It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues. 

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