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November 14, 2022

X-37B OVT-6 is home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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Regular readers of this blog know I am fascinated with the X-37B.  It has landed after 2 1/2 years in orbit.  Story here.  They are telling us more and more regarding what is being done on each mission, but the parts they aren’t telling us are the ones I find interesting. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be fascinated by this.)

November 9, 2022

MiG-31

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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Interesting story here on the use of MiG-31s in Ukraine.  Not sure I believe they are really having much success.

October 31, 2022

Self driving cars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:38 pm
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Megan McArdle is a good writer and this is an interesting account of this technology.  Story here.

October 19, 2022

You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:39 am
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I will admit I LOL’d when I read this. I hope it is true. Story here.

October 18, 2022

Ukrainian nuclear issues

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:44 am
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A great explanation of the issues in Ukraine. (this is a great YouTube channel generally.)

September 21, 2022

Blackburn Firecrest

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 12:03 am
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I was completely unaware of this aircraft.

August 10, 2022

Space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:29 pm
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Just within the last day, this and this happened and barely made any news.  Space launches are becoming very common, which is both good news and bad news. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 8, 2022

Way to go South Korea

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:35 am
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And way to go SpaceX. Another country headed to the moon. The more countries that do this the better off we are as a species. Story here. (post in honor of Mike Nofsinger)

May 28, 2022

Belated congratulations

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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Forgot to congratulate Boeing on finally getting a successful (unmanned) flight of the the Starliner capsule. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 3, 2022

Another way to make a rocket reusable

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:05 am
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Well done, Rocket Lab. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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