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The US Navy has successfully carried out a demonstration of a high-energy laser weapon installed in a warship. On May 16, 2020, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) locked onto and disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its Solid-State Laser - Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, Technolog
The United States Space Force (USSF) reports that Russia has launched a Direct Ascent Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile. US Space Command detected and tracked the weapon capable of destroying a satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO) on April 15.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: US Space Force, Russia, Satellite, New Atlas Audio
The US Navy has successfully installed its first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) laser weapon aboard one of its warships. During dry-dock operations, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) received the stand-alone laser system, which is designed to blind the sensors on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Navy
Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest form of cancer with a five-year survival rate of just five percent, well behind that of many common cancer types. Scientists working to improve the odds have made an exciting breakthrough, finding that a peptide taken from the foot-and-mouth-disease virus naturally zeroes in on the majority of pancreatic cancer cells, providing them with a new vehicle for drug d
Take one genuine ex-F1 chassis, fit it with a 600-hp, 9,000-rpm engine designed for reliability and low maintenance, add one set of custom Pirelli tires, and you can own a 600-kg track weapon capable of generating up to 4 g of cornering force.
Architecture firm Snøhetta has installed a smile-shaped aluminium bench at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to promote "a message of peace and conflict resolution." Read more
Back in the 1970s, I would occasionally go bar hopping in South Tucson. Although it wasn’t a particularly rough neighborhood, there was always the potential bad guy.As a recent Vietnam vet, I was always doing threat assessments. My head was on a swivel. Seeking some protection, I considered a variety of possible weapons but rejected most of them. I was very concerned about possibly over-re
Fujifilm is the largest medium format camera manufacturer in the world. Its resources are vast and the experience it has as a company is extensive. Hasselblad, on the other hand, is a tiny Swedish company that solely produces niche high-value cameras. This may seem like a David and Goliath type story, but considering the sheer differences in size between the two companies, this is more of a David is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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