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20th century

  1. Grey Havoc

    Dasani Water marketing disaster (UK, 2004)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD79NZroV88
  2. Grey Havoc

    Bees, Birds, and Physics

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/05/13/2147225/previously-unknown-letter-reveals-einsteins-thinking-on-bees-birds-and-physics
  3. Grey Havoc

    Biak Launch Center (Late '70s, 1980s)

    According to Wikipedia there was an attempt to revive the project in the late 2000s (from 2006 onwards, and possibly into the early 2010s) in co-operation with the Russians. Initially at least this version of the plan included an air launch element. It appears to have been at this time when the...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Airfix

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxaJgxXavc Note that this video was made before the current Covid-19 related model making renaissance had really gotten underway.
  5. Grey Havoc

    Cocaine hippos

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-56011594
  6. Grey Havoc

    Square Kilometre Array Observatory

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55933958 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Kilometre_Array https://www.skatelescope.org/
  7. Grey Havoc

    Ben Bova passes away

    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=45038 https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendary-science-fiction-author-ben-bova-has-passed-at-the-age-of-88/ The hits still just keep coming as 2020 draws to a close. Rest In Peace. :(
  8. Grey Havoc

    Gracias Diego

    2020, the year that just keeps giving: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/11/25/diego-maradona-dead-aged-60-according-reports-argentina/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/11/25/diego-maradona-one-greatest-footballers-game-has-ever-seen/...
  9. Grey Havoc

    The return of Vinyl records

    Thought we already had a thread touching on this general subject, but could not find it for the life of me. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54904756
  10. Grey Havoc

    McKinley Climatic Laboratory

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eavbt2GLRLg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Climatic_Laboratory
  11. Grey Havoc

    Austrian Wine Poisoning Scandal (Fredrik Knudsen)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhN-o2ame-4
  12. covert_shores

    Narco Submarines: Covert Shores Recognition Guide - H I Sutton, March 2020

    Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Narco-Submarines-Covert-Shores-Recognition/dp/B086G11WMM My third book, this time attempting to make sense of the many and varied 'narco submarines' used by drug smugglers. Mostly between Colombia and Mexico, but also in the Atlantic. As well as piecing together...
  13. Grey Havoc

    Christmas Eve In London (1919)

    Meant to post this a few days ago, but didn't get the chance. From the Times December 24th, 1919:
  14. S

    Igor Sikorsky's first helicopters (1909-1910)

    Presenting Igor Sikorsky as the father of the helicopter is not so far-fetched as it may seem. His 1939 tests of the VS-300 were hardly the first successful flights of a rotorcraft, but they marked the first time someone built a helicopter, flew it sufficiently high and long and repeatedly to...
  15. P

    Lighter-than-air and hybrid airship concepts

    When was the technology available for the introduction of SkyCats should a demand for their capability arise earlier?
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