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March 9, 2017

Russian strength or Russian weakness?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:15 am
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Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs.  Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two.  I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.

February 17, 2017

3D printing

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:07 pm
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3D printing has come of age for modelers.  Shapeways offers a bunch of stuff.  HPM is now offering 3D printed models.

February 4, 2017

Oh great

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:13 am
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Just when I thought the world was getting safer. </Sarc>  This is the latest news.

January 14, 2017

Latest space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:54 pm
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SpaceX has a successful launch and sticks the landing again.

More discussion of the EM drive.  This is the most interesting story in physics since cold fusion.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 25, 2016

China in space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:37 pm
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If this is true it is huge.  However, I have my doubts.

December 16, 2016

More South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:47 am
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Things continue to escalate.  I don’t see how this ends well.

December 12, 2016

As if the South China Sea wasn’t bad enough….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:15 pm
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Now things are heating up again in the Ukraine.

December 9, 2016

Diorama possibilities

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:20 pm
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Oh, this just screams diorama possibilities. 

October 6, 2016

Cool space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:05 am
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Mike Nofsinger would really be pleased by this.

September 29, 2016

A cold war tale

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:29 am
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I had never heard this story.  Can you imagine how things would be different if they had launched?

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