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21st century

  1. Grey Havoc

    IBM 2nm microchip technology

    ORIGINAL CAPTION: Transistors on the IBM "nanosheet" it uses for the new tech https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57009930
  2. Grey Havoc


    I'm pretty sure we had a topic on this already, but it has gone MIA. https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-crown-princes-vision-for-neom-a-desert-city-state-tests-his-builders-11619870401 A story on it from 2019 (the project was first unveiled in 2017)...
  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

    2021 Coffee Deficit

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coffee-trade-reeling-virus-faces-180243966.html Oh joy. That's all we need right now, a global outbreak of Coffee Zombies on top of everything else. Fortunately, us tea drinkers tend to keep more of a stiff upper lip (and our sanity).
  5. Grey Havoc

    Suez Canal currently blocked (update - unblocked!)

  6. Grey Havoc

    A 21st Century 'Great Panjandrum'

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XffkqfymSXc
  7. P

    Australia to decommission Armidale-class patrol boats

    The Armidale-class should never have been built in the first place IMO. The Fremantle-class patrol boats should have been replaced by a Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) as was appreciated by the RAN - period! Regards Pioneer...
  8. Grey Havoc

    Natural Rubber in danger of running out?

  9. bearnard97

    Space hotel

    I`ve bumped into some interesting article and I wanna share it with you and hear your thoughts about that project. The world`s first space hotel is slated to open in 2027 . Orbital Assembly Corporation, the group behind Voyager Station, has announced plans to begin building the hotel in low...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Effector Payload Module (USN/Strategic Studies Group)

    In a way, a cousin to DARPA's Upward Falling Payload.
  11. Grey Havoc


    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.
  12. Grey Havoc


    https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/c-missions/cospas https://cospas-sarsat.int/en/ https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/space/galileo/sar_en
  13. Grey Havoc

    Future Flight Challenge (UKRI program)

    https://www.ukri.org/our-work/our-main-funds/industrial-strategy-challenge-fund/future-of-mobility/future-flight-challenge/ https://www.aero-mag.com/gkn-aerospace-to-accelerate-sustainable-technologies-in-future-flight-challenge/
  14. Grey Havoc

    KMDB T-55-64

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF9XPuz1Spo http://btvt.info/7english/t-55-64.htm (STEEL AND FIRE: MODERN AND PERSPECTIVE TANKS [btvt.info])
  15. Grey Havoc

    Cocaine hippos

  16. tequilashooter

    Antarctic/Arctic Rush

    Surprised that this wasn't being discussed or have its own thread but it regards militarization, icebreaker projects, living in cold conditions, transporting fuel, possibly another area of conflict later. Examples of starting off thread to get the general idea...
  17. 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/
  18. Grey Havoc

    Present day general Ionocraft thread (drones and otherwise)

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIFPHA5EK4&t=2m6s The above video from last December includes a brief clip on Undefined Technologies' drone prototype. (h/t edwest)
  19. 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. :(
  20. 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/...