Monthly Archives: April 2011

For the First Time, Simulation Predicts Precisely How Materials Fracture

Puzzlement over how to predict fractures in real-world materials has finally given way before a new mathematical model that describes exactly how materials crack under pressure. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)-Barcelona Tech in Spain-A simulation can predict crack patterns in materials … Continue reading

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A halo, an optical illusion that appears around the sun, is seen in the sky in Southwest China today

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The “real” reasons why the US had to strike Iraq, and why Iran may be next

Experts of US and Middle Eastern Geo Politic’s are interviewed by a competent British Reporter and together they examine and explain the true motives and reasons on why the US had to strike against Saddam Hussein in 2003. This Expert … Continue reading

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NEW Railgun System developed for DDG51’s

In this Defense Tech Original Video we get an update on the progress of the railgun system being developed by General Atomics for the US Navy. Filmed at Navy League – Sea, Air, Space 2011 General Atomic’s newly developed aerodynamic … Continue reading

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Air France Airbus A380 jetliner that clip’s the tail of a smaller regional jet on the ground at New York’s JFK Airport on Monday

Air France jet collision at JFK captured on amateur video Investigators have impounded an Air France passenger jet that collided with a smaller plane on the ground at New York’s John F Kennedy airport Air France Flight 7 F-HPJD bound … Continue reading

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NASA Delays Final Launch of Shuttle Endeavour to 6/29/11 to Avoid Space Traffic Jam w/ Russians

NASA says the shuttle Endeavour’s last scheduled launch will have to be postponed another 10 days to avoid a traffic jam in orbit. Endeavour’s April 19 liftoff will be put off until April 29 at the earliest because the Russians … Continue reading

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The U.S. Military’s new super weapon: a “smart” grenade launcher that can hit targets hiding behind walls or buildings

The Pentagon has rolled out prototypes of its first-ever programmable “smart” grenade launcher, a shoulder-fired weapon that uses microchipped ammunition to target and kill the enemy, even when the enemy is hidden behind walls or other cover. After years of … Continue reading

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The Floating Islands of Puno, Peru

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca were definitely one of the most interesting places I've ever traveled to. (And I've been to quite a few places!) The islands, and basically everything on them are made entirely out of totoro reeds. … Continue reading

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