Monthly Archives: November 2012

Earth’s Space junk and the Kessler Syndrome

Last month DoD released an updated space policy that officials said reflects how the environment has changed in recent years, specifically the emergence of non-state threats and the growing amount of derelict rockets and satellites — “space junk” — in … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Human Role in Global Climate Change

Proof of How Humans Effect Global Climate Change from GREGinSD on Vimeo. Produced by WPSU (a PBS affiliate) and the Rock Ethics Institute, this short film reviews the current state of scientific understanding about the human influences on climate change … Continue reading

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Cool photo of this F-22 Raptor firing an Air-to-Air Missile

This F-22A Raptor from the 27th FS at Langley AFB fires an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile at an aerial target drone over the Gulf of Mexico during a Combat Archer mission February 14. 2006. This missile is one … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor is America’s Air Superiority Fighter (updated 2012)

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. … Continue reading

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An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century

In “Awkward Embrace,” Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen for this trend to continue. Daniel Blumenthal, … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: America’s ability to deliver & return ISS cargo has been RESTORED thanks to SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule

The SpaceX Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth Sunday afternoon with 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old equipment from the International Space Station. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from … Continue reading

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The Top 10 US Cities for US Veterans to get (and keep) a job

McLean, VA—Pittsburgh ranks as the top place in the nation for veterans to transition from combat boots to civilian shoes, according to a new study commissioned by USAA and Military.com. The “Best Places for Veterans” list identifies U.S. metro areas … Continue reading

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Texas businessman accused of smuggling high-tech weapons to Russia

(Houston, Texas) A naturalized American citizen from the former Soviet Union is accused along with 10 other defendants of illegally exporting sensitive technology from the US to Russian military and intelligence agencies, according to an indictment unsealed by federal prosecutors … Continue reading

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Singapore has the highest proportion of millionaires in 2012

Singapore has the highest proportion of millionaires in the world; 17% of all households in the Asian city-state have wealth of over $1 million. By comparison, 4.3% of households in the United States had wealth of over $1 million, which … Continue reading

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