21st century

  1. Grey Havoc

    Sir Clive Sinclair, RIP (1940 - 2021)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29985976 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w8lz6 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/09/16/sir-clive-sinclair-inventor-early-pocket-calculator-transformed/...
  2. DWG

    Italian Police raid drone manufacturer over secret Chinese ownership

    https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/09/03/italian-police-raid-drone-maker-over-alleged-chinese-takeover/ TLDR: Alpi Aviation, manufacturer of the Strix, which is used by Italian SF, was bought for an inflated price in 2018, by a Hong Kong based front company for two Chinese state owned...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Griffon Hoverwork

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-last-hovercraft-cmd/index.html Yet another topic I could have sworn we already had in one form or another.
  4. Grey Havoc

    Famous Chinese actress 'unpersoned'

  5. Grey Havoc

    EU battlegroups / rapid reaction force

    https://www.reuters.com/world/afghanistan-pullout-spurs-eu-revive-rapid-reaction-force-2021-09-01/ A bit of background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU_Battlegroup
  6. Grey Havoc

    U.S. Digital Corps

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/08/30/218249/biden-launches-us-digital-corps-to-bring-young-tech-talent-to-government https://digitalcorps.gsa.gov/ Hmmmmm
  7. E

    Introducing the Tesla Bot

    All it needs is a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mb-7y27ekg
  8. uk 75

    Afghanistan a lesson about limits of military intervention?

    This will probably be too hot for the moderaters but I think the events unfolding in Kabul are so central to basic disagreements on what the military are expected to do. These in turn impact on what sort of resources and equipment they receive. Not since 1975 has the West faced such a clear...
  9. F


    https://thespacereview.com/article/4228/1 The little satellite that could How a vice president’s dream led—after a very long delay—to the DSCOVR spacecraft by Dwayne A. Day Monday, August 16, 2021 If satellites had personalities, DSCOVR would be a scrappy little fighter: battered, bloody, but...
  10. F

    ISS Saga

    Probably best I post this here considering the contentious nature of the whole thing if you pardon the pun. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/russias-space-program-just-threw-a-nasa-astronaut-under-the-bus/ View: https://twitter.com/SpcPlcyOnline/status/1426234829742526464 View...
  11. Grey Havoc

    Afghanistan withdrawal, Bagram Air Base

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57692303 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/02/bagram-afghanistan-biden-war/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-left-afghan-airfield-night-173121460.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57682290...
  12. blackkite

    Japanese gliders

    Hi! https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://hikokikumo.net/CLG-0002-FirstJA-Numbers2001.htm
  13. archipeppe

    Trieste LHD started sea trials

    The Italian Trieste LHD has finally started its sea trials during last week, in the Gulf of La Spezia, here there are some nice photos by Italian Ares Difesa website: https://aresdifesa.it/prime-prove-in-mare-per-llhd-trieste-foto/
  14. Grey Havoc

    Inmarsat ORCHESTRA

  15. R

    Australian Ship Building in trouble...

    Interesting...Troubled naval shipbuilding projects set to prompt another Defence Department shake-up
  16. uk 75

    Replacing the C130 Hercules

    With the A400M in service with the RAF we now know what a C130 replacement looks like. Of course the original C130 "replacement" for the RAF would have been AW/HS 681 had it made it into service. The US tried to replace the C130 in the 70s with the YC14 and 15. Instead the 15 morphed into the...
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    NASA-DLR: Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-dlr-study-finds-sustainable-aviation-fuel-can-reduce-contrails Quotes from Richard Moore, a NASA scientist at Langley Research Center: The study finds 50 - 70% fewer ice crystals due to less soot and larger size of crystals (less persistence). Hopefully...
  18. E

    German pensioner given hefty fine for WW2 tank in house

    Well, this is embarrassing. (Fortunately, my JagdTiger is well hidden and camouflaged in a nearby woods. If they haven't spotted it by now...) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58077039
  19. E

    Amazon continues world takeover by paying people well

    Insidious. Absolutely insidious. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/amazon-now-employs-almost-1-million-people-u-s-or-n1275539
  20. Antonio

    The art of NASA