Is This Tiny Shuttle the Future of Spaceflight?
Wikimedia photo Is This Tiny Shuttle the Future of Spaceflight? Dream Chaser could be a cheap, reusable astronaut transport Late last month, the future of spaceflight — a mini-space shuttle dubbed the Dream Chaser — made its first unpowered glide-flight. It was highly successful, at least until it touched... Read more
Russia Preps for Arctic ‘Dominance’ With Nuclear Icebreakers and Polar Warships
Russian icebreaker. Flickr photo Russia Preps for Arctic ‘Dominance’ With Nuclear Icebreakers and Polar Warships But fears of North Pole warfare are over-heated On Nov. 4, Russia’s Regional Development Ministry concluded in a report that Moscow was unprepared for a war in the Arctic. Over the next two days,... Read more
Bruce Willis Can’t Save Us From Asteroids, So We’ll Have to Save Ourselves
The Chelyabink meteor on Feb. 15, 2013. ?????????? ???????/Wikimedia photo Bruce Willis Can’t Save Us From Asteroids, So We’ll Have to Save Ourselves Some ideas for defending against the next asteroid impact On Feb. 15, an asteroid exploded above Chelyabinsk, Russia with the force of 500 kilotons of TNT.... Read more
Could This Be Russia’s New Stealth Bomber?
what appears to be a wind tunnel model for a russian flying wing bomber design. Business Online photo Could This Be Russia’s New Stealth Bomber? Blurry image could depict scale test model Russian publication Business Online posted this picture earlier this year of what looks to be a wind-tunnel... Read more
Watch Iran’s (Simulated) Missile Attack on Israel
Iranian sejjil missile. Wikipedia photo Watch Iran’s (Simulated) Missile Attack on Israel Iranian video shows missiles pounding Tel Aviv How would Iran respond to an Israeli air strike on its nuclear facilities? In a less than subtle message to Israel, Iranian TV has broadcast a documentary that shows simulated... Read more
The Toyota Pickup Truck Is the War Chariot of the Third World
For three decades, one vehicle has dominated Third World battlefields. Ubiquitous and incognito, chances are you’re less than a mile from one right now. You could pass one on virtually any street in any city in the world and you wouldn't think twice. The vehicle costs a fraction as... Read more
Here’s the First 3-D Printed Pistol Made From Metal
Here's the First 3-D Printed Pistol Made From Metal But you probably can’t afford it It was only six months ago when Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed produced a fully 3-D printed gun that’s since been duplicated by hobbyists around the world. But the plastic gun was fragile, prone... Read more
How About a Mach-5 Missile to Go With Your Mach-5 Warplane?
Lockheed Martin concept How About a Mach-5 Missile to Go With Your Mach-5 Warplane? Lockheed publishes new high-speed missile concept art Last week, Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works division acknowledged the existence of plans for a successor to the legendary SR-71 Mach-3 spy plane. The new SR-72, still just... Read more
Yes, There Will Be a New Jet Fighter After the F-22 and F-35
America’s next jet fighter—a so-called “sixth-generation” warplane— could be fundamentally different than the current fifth-generation F-22 and F-35. But it’s not clear yet what exactly that means. In fact, terms like “fighter” or “bomber” might be holding the Pentagon back from taking full advantage of new technology. “The technology... Read more
Russia Is Building Its Next Satellite Network Over the Arctic
Arktika system. NPO Lavochkin illustration Russia Is Building Its Next Satellite Network Over the Arctic ‘Arktika’ is key to Moscow’s push for remote resources The Arctic is warming and everyone from shipping companies to governments is eying the results. Less ice means drastic consequences for the environment, but also... Read more
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