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Sticks and Stones? Or Drones?

Are drones leading us to war? Albert Einstein once said that he didn’t know how World War III would be fought, though he did know about World War IV – with sticks and stones. He was warning us that our escalation of nuclear weapons would lead to a war where very little – and very few – were left standing. Today, what would Einstein think of the recent escalation of combat drones? Defense planners argue that drones save lives, sparing those who would’ve had to fight the enemy face to face, or gun-sight to gun-sight. Now, with drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial...

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Please, No Buzzing in the War Room!

The War Room from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” Please, No Buzzing in the War Room! During the Cold War, one of the most crucial elements of survival was not food or water or even a deep enough bomb shelter; it was communication. As many know by now, ARPANET, the grandfather of the internet, was created by the Department of Defense to provide a backup system of networks in the event the unthinkable had happened. Well, the Cold War has ended, and the unthinkable is, well, not thought...

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Abandoned Air Force Station Haunted?

In a small town in the middle of Western Tokyo, there sits a patch of green. It’s not a garden or a somebody’s yard, it’s something quite different and unexpected. It’s an abandoned military base. But not just any base. It’s the former headquarters of all the U.S. Pacific Forces during the Cold War. The installation is hard to see. That’s because it’s covered up by nature. Overgrown. Though no one has worked there for years, it’s by no means lifeless. Why was it abandoned? And why did the US Forces move north away from the area? Some say the base was...

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NASA Self-Healing Material Can Repair Bullet Holes

Space and military technology just got creepy this week, with an announcement that NASA Langley’s Advanced Materials and Processing Branch has now created a type of self-healing material that can autonomously repair itself. When tri-layered materials are punctured, a type of ‘ thiol–ene–trialkylborane’ resin polymer is released upon atmospheric oxygen exposure. The ballistics tests carried out by Langley reveal that while similar methods of self-healing materials have been implemented in the past, this new material reacts and responds much more rapidly to surface breach trauma. This specific type of resin was selected due to its reaction to compounds reliably present in human-occupied environments....

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SOMETHING LANDED IN CANADA – MILITARY HAD IT SURROUNDED

Reports have been coming in this year of mysterious lights over Jackhead Reservation in Manitoba, Canada indicating a possible UFO crash into Lake Winnipeg. Military forces on snowmobiles pulling a large disc out of the lake. The Canadian Military is said to have had vehicles lined up on north shore. They were threatening anybody who attempted to take pictures. Something was seen going down by eight fishermen. Canadian Forces said it was just a military training exercise. Really? Apparently a disc shaped craft was seen crashing through the ice on the lake, at least one person obtained photographic evidence, but...