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  • First images from Lockheed's experimental, telescope-shrinking SPIDER

    08/05/2017 2:08:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 8/3/17 | David Szondy
    First images from Lockheed's experimental, telescope-shrinking SPIDER David Szondy August 3, 2017 Cross cut view of a SPIDER array (Credit: Lockheed Martin) View gallery - 3 images If asked to think of a telescope, most people will picture a long tube with a lens at either end. But a new experimental optical instrument developed by Lockheed Martin could usher in ultra-thin devices that weigh 90 percent less than typical telescopes while providing equivalent resolution. The first images captured by the Segmented Planar Imaging Detector for Electro-Optical Reconnaissance (SPIDER) have now been revealed. Lockheed Martin today released the first images from...
  • UFO For Sale, Check It Out

    08/08/2012 2:32:16 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 57 replies
    E=Bay ^ | Aug 8 2012 | dyanamae2001
    You gotta' see this, located at Henderson, NV, United States!
  • Rallies held across Canada to press for experimental MS treatment

    05/07/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 592+ views
    the globe and mail ^ | 5/7/10 | Ingrid Peritz
    Louise Lessard has dreams at night in which she can walk effortlessly again. Gone are the cane, wheelchair and walker that have become her real-life companions. The former kindergarten teaching assistant began falling down and struggling to walk in 1999, and within four years, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Wednesday, Ms. Lessard rolled up in a wheelchair in a suburban park in Montreal to press for what she sees as her only hope at a better life.
  • Experimental vaccine used in Ebola exposure case (deadly Ebola virus)

    03/27/2009 1:36:20 PM PDT · by rgr · 1 replies · 499+ views ^ | 03/26/09 | MELISSA EDDY and MIKE STOBBE
    Experimental vaccine used in Ebola exposure case BERLIN – It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice. Within hours, members of a tightly bound, yet far-flung community of virologists, biologists and others were tensely gathered in a trans-Atlantic telephone conference trying to map out a way to save her life.
  • Fly Like A Bird - NASA's Latest Flight Project

    05/23/2007 1:31:07 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 6 replies · 1,006+ views ^ | 2007.05.20 | Justin Good
    Imagine a plane that will fly just like a bird: “no turbines or propellers, no flaps or rudders interrupting the smooth surface of the plane’s flattened body as it emits barely a whisper as it sweeps past.” Funded by NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, the plane (as envisioned by a group of researchers working on the project) would be unmanned, solar-powered, and made of strong, lightweight materials. Its size could range from a few meters across to perhaps a hundred meters, depending on its mission.” Why fly like a bird? One reason is energy efficiency. Because of the flapping wings,...
  • Experimental drug given to British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

    09/15/2006 4:32:16 PM PDT · by jdm · 3 replies · 378+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Sept 16, 2006 | James Randerson
    Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq are being treated with an experimental blood-clotting drug that has not been fully tested. Because randomised controlled trials have not yet been carried out into the drug's effectiveness, it is impossible to know whether it is doing more harm than good to patients. Veterans' support groups have criticised the Ministry of Defence action. One trauma expert has said soldiers treated with the drug could sue the MoD if trials produce evidence it is harmful. Phil Willis, the Liberal Democrat MP who is chairman of the science and technology select committee, described the MoD's decision as...
  • Stiletto Experimental ship with carbon fiber M-hull design tops 50 knots (60mph)

    02/21/2006 8:07:58 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 42 replies · 2,206+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 2/05/06 | Gizmag
    February 5, 2006 The M80 Stiletto Experimental Vessel was launched this week offering a sneak peak at the next generation of military vessels. The Stiletto is an operational experiment by the Pentagon’s Office of Force Transformation (OFT) and its revolutionary carbon fibre structure and hull enable it to operate in shallow water, with 50 knot speeds, stability and great stealth as part of its armoury. Costing US$12.5 million to develop and build, the 88ft vessel is capable of carrying 37 tonnes at speed over a range of 500 nautical miles. The patented M-hull design transitions automatically and efficiently through hydrostatic,...
  • China to build thermonuclear experimental reactor

    07/05/2005 3:19:38 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 12 replies · 760+ views ^ | 2005-06-30
    BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhuanet, by Yu Zheng) -- A leading Chinese plasma physicist said Thursday China might build its own thermonuclear experimental reactor, which would be expected to supply sustained electricity for the world's most populous country. While building their own sophisticated devices in thermo nuclear reaction, Chinese scientists have already participated in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), a testing step between today's plasma physics studies and tomorrow's electricity-producing fusion power plants. The scientist, who has access to the ITER, said to Xinhua on condition of anominity, "The ultimate goal of the Chinese scientists is to build thermonuclear experimental...
  • Paging Doctor Frankenstein...(creating "unnatural life" an imminent possibility!)

    07/02/2005 5:36:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 323+ views
    At the recent European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Copenhagen, scientists from Britain's University of Sheffield announced that human eggs and sperm can be created from embryonic stem cells. The implications are obvious. In the near future, scientists may be able to create new embryos expressly for the purpose of destroying them for their stem cells. In the long term, with research into adult stem cells now bearing fruit it will become possible to create unnatural children from the sperm and an engineered egg of two homosexual males, or even for a single parent to have a...
  • "Plans to test Anthrax shot on children questioned"

    07/02/2005 1:16:47 PM PDT · by TheSentry · 2 replies · 316+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 2005 | David Goldstein
    WASHINGTON- The government's effort to develop a new vaccine against anthrax has raised red flags among critics over plans to eventually test an experimental version on children.Robert Bock, a spokesman for the Nat'l. Inst. of Child Health and Human Development, said the new anthrax vaccine would not be tested on 100 first-and-second-graders until it is first tested safely on adults. That is under way now, he said."If that study is successful, there will probably be a protocol to test the anthrax vaccine in children," Bock said.While federal rules govern how children can be used in medical research, Barbara Loe...
  • ATK XM25 25mm Grenade Launcher for Future Infantry. Will it fly?

    05/06/2005 2:58:26 PM PDT · by holymoly · 15 replies · 2,845+ views
    Defense Review ^ | May 06, 2005 | David Crane
    ATK XM25 25mm Grenade Launcher for Future Infantry. Will it fly? Posted on Friday, May 06 @ 12:36:05 PDT by davidc by David DefenseReview plans to report in detail on the ATK XM25 air-burst assault weapon in an upcoming article. Before we do that, however, we're going to do a little light coverage in this one: The XM25 is an offshoot of the U.S. Army/JSSAP/Picatinny Arsenal, NJ XM29/OICW. It's no secret that we here at DefRev weren't big fans of this system. The XM29/OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) combined a semi-auto 20mm grenade multiple grenade launcher (MGL)--utilizing high-explosive...
  • France to Host China's ITER Nuclear Fusion Reactor.

    02/03/2004 3:03:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 451+ views
    China Peoples Daily ^ | Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Friday, January 30, 2004 | Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue
    China will support France as the site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)project, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue Thursday. After studying the two proposed sites in France and Japan for the construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, China had decided to support France, Zhang said. France had been competing with Japan as the site of the multi-billion dollar project, but China hoped the issue could be settled according to consultations among all parties, she said. The project is the world's largest-yet nuclear fusion power plant with technology touted as a solution to global energy problems. Once completed...
  • What is happening to rocketry in America

    11/08/2003 8:20:55 AM PST · by iz55 · 5 replies · 184+ views
    U.S. Senator Press Release ^ | July 29, 2003 | U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo
    The United States of America is the leader in mankind’s effort to colonize and explore space. Hobby rocketry plays an important role in stimulating the fascination of young minds in this direction, and provides an essential teaching tool and experimentation paradigm for developing technological expertise in areas necessary in this endeavor, for those in elementary, secondary and higher education. Recent changes in Federal law, that traverse in unpredictable ways through State and Local law, threaten to take rocketry out of the hands of Americans - the only people ever to set foot on a heavenly body other than the Earth....

    06/06/2002 9:16:49 AM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies · 449+ views
    (Russian Military Publication) Military Parade ^ | Issue 31. January - February 1999 | Anatoly Mikhailov, Deputy Chief Designer, Head of the Gas Dynamics Research Section, Russian Federal
    Issue 31. January - February 1999 LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF CONVENTIONAL WARHEADS Anatoly Mikhailov, Deputy Chief Designer, Head of the Gas Dynamics Research Section, Russian Federal Nuclear Center   To continue a series of publications dedicated to the Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russia Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFYaTs-VNIIEF), and its role in the advanced development of conventional weapons, we shall focus on the Institute s gas dynamics research which constitutes a major aspect of warhead research development. The research in the field of gas dynamics, together with theoretical projections and computer modeling, help determine warhead physical configuration and its basic design....
  • Experimental Therapy Stops Allergic Reactions in Mice

    05/01/2002 4:15:55 PM PDT · by Bobber58 · 3 replies · 231+ views
    NIH ^ | 05/02/02 | Jeff Minerd
    EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Tuesday, April 30, 2002 Jeff Minerd (301) Experimental Therapy Stops Allergic Reactions in Mice Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have devised a new, experimental approach to treating allergic diseases. In mice, the scientists used a genetically engineered molecule to connect two receptors on the key immune system cells that cause allergic reactions. Cross-linking these receptor molecules short-circuited the type of allergic reaction that leads to asthma, allergic rhinitis, and even the potentially deadly anaphylaxis caused by food allergy."This work represents an entirely new approach to treating allergic diseases,"...