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  • World War I monument to be unveiled across from White House this fall: 'Sacred art'

    05/24/2024 5:09:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/24 | Angelica Stabile
    A valiant nod to America's military heroes is soon to be seen in Washington, D.C. A WWI monument called "A Soldier’s Journey" will be unveiled in Pershing Park on Sept. 13, 2024, and will serve as the centerpiece of the National World War I Memorial in the nation's capital. The sprawling bronze sculpture, which measures about 60 feet long, depicts the heroic journey of a soldier — from the time he leaves home for war until he finally returns. Fox News Digital spoke to master sculptor Sabin Howard, who took the lead on the project, about his artwork. He said...
  • Why Your Wi-Fi Router Doubles as an Apple AirTag

    05/23/2024 12:50:39 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 21 May 2024 | Brian Krebs
    In an interview with KrebsOnSecurity, the UMD team said they found that in addition to exposing Russian troop pre-deployment sites, the location data made it easy to see where devices in contested regions originated from. “This includes residential addresses throughout the world,” Levin said. “We even believe we can identify people who have joined the Ukraine Foreign Legion.” They also shared a written statement they received from Starlink, which acknowledged that Starlink User Terminal routers originally used a static BSSID/MAC ...Rye said Apple’s response addressed the most depressing aspect of their research: That there was previously no way for anyone...
  • Hair-Raising Human Head Transplant Machine Concept Unveiled By Startup – But Is It Realistic?

    05/23/2024 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    IFL Science ^ | May 21, 2024 | LAURA SIMMONS
    Are head transplants really part of the medicine of the future – and do we want them to be? On May 21, startup BrainBridge unveiled its concept for a world-first head transplant system, promising to combine artificial intelligence with the latest in robotics to literally remove a human head and put it on a new body. If everything works as intended, once the head is in place, the person will apparently be able to get up and go about the rest of their life with a brand-new set of healthy limbs and organs. Sounds fantastical? Right now, science says it...
  • China's 8-cylinder, 2-liter megatourer heralds a global motorcycle conquest

    05/22/2024 11:04:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    New Atlas ^ | May 20, 2024 | Mike Hanlon
    Souo's first motorcycle has a 4-valve, DOHC, 8-cylinder, 2000cc engine - that's two 1000cc four-cylinder engines joined together. All the liter sports bikes now produce more than 200 horsepower, so we expect that 400 hp would be relatively easily achievable should Souo desire to make a further splash when the horsepower figures are announced.Souo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We love an adventurous startup, but GWM's new "clean sheet" motorcycle company announced last Friday really does look ominous in its potential to disrupt the established motorcycle industry order. The privately-owned Chinese "Great Wall Motor Company" (GWM) started making cars in 1984, yet it has...
  • NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY - May 22

    05/22/2024 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 22, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY | MAY 22 On May 22nd, National Craft Distillery Day adds spirits to the small-batch revolution. Recognizing the diversity of distilled spirits, the industry followed in the footsteps of the craft brewers and began creating a market for themselves. #NationalCraftDistilleryDay History of Distilling Spirit distillation has a long and influential history going back to the Greeks. Some scholars trace the earliest recorded wine distilling recipes back to Anaxilaus of Thessaly. Despite this, Rome expelled him for practicing magic in 28 B.C. The Greeks also took this idea and learned if they boiled wine in an open...
  • Victoria Nuland calls for U.S. to bomb Russian targets within Russia [Video]

    05/22/2024 6:32:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 92 replies
    X ^ | 05/21/2024 | Truth In Media
    “I think that if the attacks are coming from directly over the line in Russia then those targets ought to be fair game…”
  • Biden's newest gaffe had some rhythm so I set it to music with a few of his greatest hits

    05/21/2024 12:38:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | May 21, 2024 | Staff
    Biden is out here giving me gems like this: "After I signed the packandelempackatlackact into law" - Joe Biden What???? I decided to set it to music, and while someone could totally do better, I think it slaps! VIDEO AT LINK........................ Keep the greatest hits coming, Mr. President! VIDEO AT LINK................
  • This NASA-Funded Pulsed Plasma Propulsion System Could Carry Humans to Mars In Just Two Months

    05/21/2024 11:37:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 21, 2024 | Micah Hanks
    A groundbreaking new pulsed plasma propulsion system could soon enable faster and safer crewed missions to planets like Mars, according to a leading developer of novel technologies aimed at advancing the next stages of human space exploration. Scottsdale, Arizona-based space technology developer Howe Industries recently announced that its Pulsed Plasma Rocket (PPR) could represent a game-changer in advanced propulsion for space travel, allowing crewed missions to significantly reduce the travel time required to reach Mars. According to current timelines, NASA aims to send the first crewed missions to Mars within the next two decades using habitat-like spacecraft paired with hybrid...
  • "Men Are by No Means Wont to Wage War According to the Judgment of their Enemies." ~ Belisarius rejects Gothic surrender terms, March AD 537

    05/21/2024 10:32:28 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 7 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 20, 2024 | Florentius
    "Whoever of you has hopes of setting foot in Rome without a fight is mistaken in his judgment. For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city."~Belisarius to the Gothic envoys in AD 537 The above quote is taken from The History of the Wars by the late-Roman historian, Procopius of Caesarea. To set the scene, envision the grand Gothic army of over 100,000 mail-clad warriors newly arrived at their camps about the walls of Rome. Within the walls, Belisarius and his paltry force of less than 6,000 men could barely defend a fraction...
  • 12-foot gator relocated after visiting Air Force base twice

    05/21/2024 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | May 20, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK................... May 20 (UPI) -- A 12-foot alligator was relocated from Florida's MacDill Air Force Base after twice being found in restricted areas. The 12-foot, 4-inch gator was first spotted at the Tampa base in April, when it found its way to the runway and parked itself by the landing gear of a plane. The reptile was ejected, but put in a second appearance last week outside the Med Group facility. Base officials made arrangements for the alligator to be permanently relocated to Gatorama and Crocodile Adventures in Palmdale, a facility located about 155 miles away. Gatorama dubbed...
  • Archer Aviation partners with Etihad for eVTOL pilot training in Abu Dhabi

    05/21/2024 8:54:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Aerotime ^ | May 21, 2024 | Luke Peters
    Archer Aviation, one of the companies leading the global charge towards the certification and introduction of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Training. The agreement, announced at the Future Aviation Forum being held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between May 20 and 22, 2024, lays the groundwork for a commercial partnership that aims to recruit and train prospective pilots for Archer’s Midnight aircraft that will be based in Abu Dhabi and operate across the UAE. Archer’s Midnight aircraft is a piloted, four-passenger aircraft designed to perform rapid...
  • Army General Pressured Assessment Panel to Help Career of 'Ineffective' Officer

    05/20/2024 11:15:08 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 23 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 19, 2024 | Steve Beynon
    Story from ~ 2 Months ago: One of the Army's top generals may have abused his authority and subverted the service's process for selecting senior leadership in what some officials have described to Military.com as a conspiracy to prop up a subordinate officer who was deemed unfit for command. A Military.com investigation found that Gen. Charles Hamilton, who oversees Army Materiel Command, spent about a month last year trying to pull strings behind the scenes for a female lieutenant colonel to breeze through the service's Battalion Commander Assessment Program, or BCAP. This included directly lobbying at least three generals on...
  • DNA Contamination in Pfizer COVID Shot 500 Times Permissible Level: New Study

    05/20/2024 10:55:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    InfoWars ^ | May 20, 2024 | Staff
    Genetic impurities in the Pfizer mRNA COVID vaccine could be as high as 500 times the permissible limit, according to a new study. In the study, published in Methods and Protocols, two German researchers raise worrying questions about the reliability of the quantitative PCR technique used by Pfizer-BioNTech to measure DNA contamination in the vaccine. Using their own tests on the vaccine’s lipid nanoparticles, they discovered levels that were between 360 and 534 times higher than the 10 nanogram per dose limit set by regulators. The researchers argued that the methods used by Pfizer-BioNTech test for only 1% of the...
  • ‘Palestinians’ threaten violence against the American troops delivering aid in Gaza

    05/20/2024 7:52:03 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 May, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    In 2014, former Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Robert Gates, said that Joe Biden had made the “wrong” call on “nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue” for the more than 40 years (at that point) he’d been in politics; Obama once famously warned, “don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f–k things up.” Joe Biden isn’t qualified to be dog-catcher, yet here he is commanding our military, getting our troops threatened and killed as he bungles the job. We’ve got all the death and destruction from the unplanned and idiotic rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan....
  • The Future of the Submarine - Emerging Threats, Sensors & Transparent Oceans

    05/19/2024 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies
    In some respects, advanced submarines are a kind final boss of sorts in the world of naval warfare. Stealthy and well armed, for many nations these resource intensive platforms have underpinned naval strategy and nuclear deterrence for years. Investments in submarines and their associated industrial bases have been on the rise in countries like the USA and PRC for years, and we've seen new powers either obtain or seek to obtain nuclear submarine capability. But much of the value of the submarine comes from the assumption that submerging brings stealth. And with new or predicted technological developments, some are predicting...
  • Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory

    05/18/2024 9:17:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 18 May 2024 | Mark Beut
    Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory Historical outcomes are approximated with game theory and game simulations. However, games also have predictive values when a model is constructed. This is a conceptual framework of the geopolitical events in Ukraine and Russia.
  • Investigation Finds Navy Supply Ship Ran Aground After Captain Left to Eat Dinner

    05/18/2024 7:43:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    military,con ^ | 05/10/2024 | Konstantin Toropin
    A Navy supply ship was run aground by a junior officer off the coast of Bahrain shortly after the ship's master -- or captain -- left the bridge to eat dinner, an investigation revealed. The USNS Alan Shepard had finished up a maintenance period on July 15 and was on the way to a port in Bahrain when she was directed to an area just off shore to wait on a pilot. The master took the ship there and then went to eat dinner, leaving the ship in the hands of a much more junior third officer. Less than 30...
  • Matt Bracken on The Alex Jones Show

    05/17/2024 4:59:03 PM PDT · by waterhill · 23 replies
    The Alex Jones Show ^ | 5/17/24 | Me
    Matt Bracken joins Alex Jones live to reveal the Zionist plan to resettle Palestinians in the United States.
  • Spirit AeroSystems Will Lay Off 450 Workers Due To Boeing 737 MAX Slowdown

    05/17/2024 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | May 17, 2024 | AARON SPRAY
    As the seemingly unending fallout from the Boeing 737 MAX series unfolds, supplier Spirit AeroSystems has announced it will lay off around 450 workers. The decision was prompted by the Boeing 737 MAX production slowdown following a door plug blowing off an Alaska Airlines-operated 737 MAX in January. The effects of Boeing's production delays are already costing airlines and could impact airline growth for years. The Department of Justice is considering a fraud prosecution against Boeing for allegedly violating the terms of its 2021 deferred prosecution agreement related to two previous 737 MAX accidents. Spirit will lay off hundreds of...
  • Transparent bamboo: A fireproof and waterproof alternative to glass

    05/17/2024 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    New Atlas ^ | May 15, 2024 | Michael Irving
    Glass might soon have some competition from an unlikely rival – bamboo. Scientists in China have turned regular old bamboo into a transparent material that’s also resistant to fire and water, and suppresses smoke. Silica glass, made from sand, is still the go-to building material when you need something transparent but strong, like windows. But it’s not particularly sustainable, and can be heavy and brittle. Transparent wood has actually been muscling in on glass’s turf for a few years now. Scientists chemically remove the lignin from the wood fibers, then treat the remaining material with plexiglass or epoxy. The end...