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January 19, 2019

Aircraft mounted laser weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:12 am
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Interesting thoughts on the coming use of aircraft mounted laser weapons.

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2020 Supra

Filed under: Family,Technology — dknights @ 6:49 am
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Be still my beating heart.

January 18, 2019

Hunley

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:22 pm
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There may now be an answer to why the H.L. Hunley sank.  Going to see this is on my bucket list.

January 17, 2019

Weird interstellar object

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:08 am
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Story here.  I wish it were aliens, or maybe I don’t. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

https://makeameme.org/meme/i-dont-care-upkfi0

January 14, 2019

Space round up

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:49 pm
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NASA plans to smash a satellite into an asteroid as an asteroid diversion test.

 

Repeating radio signals from deep space discovered.

 

NASA is looking at launching an interstellar probe.

(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

 

 

 

Boeing’s transonic wing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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Boeing is working on a “transonic wing” that will allow airliners to fly close to, but not exceed the speed of sound.  This would cut some longer flight travel times by a significant amount, at a much lower cost than a supersonic airliner.

January 13, 2019

A new Russian missile

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:09 am
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MiG-31s have been spotted carrying a new, very large type of missile.  It is unclear if this is a further development of the Kh-47B Kinzhal, or a new air launched anti-satellite missile.  This is an interesting development which dears watching.

January 12, 2019

Medieval Manuscripts

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:43 am
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How dental archaeology is giving us new insights into how illustrated manuscripts were produced, and by whom. (h/t to my favorite Twitter nun, @pursuedbytruth).

January 10, 2019

It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:10 pm
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The sorry saga of the Zumwalts

January 3, 2019

Space news-China

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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The Chinese have soft landed a probe, with rover on the far side of the moon.  This is a further demonstration that China intends to compete with the US in all strategic realms.  NASA needs to wake up and kick it into high gear.

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