Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

30 Oct
2012

The Guns Which Shot US Presidents

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Out of the five shootings which have occurred in American history, only one President survived; that was Ronald Reagan. The other four; Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F Kennedy; died. Now raise your hand if you’ve thought about the guns which shot US Presidents? We know that we really haven’t other than… Read More »

30 Oct
2012

Six Failed Weird Fighting Inventions

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Many children grow up wanting to be famous inventors, like Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. However, many grow up to fall into another category of inventors: “crackpot”. How these people managed to fund these bizarre operations is a mystery unto itself. For every valuable and useful invention that is invented, there is usually an… Read More »

30 Oct
2012

The Persistence of Space Exploration

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Despite the fact that the space shuttle has been retired and NASA’s budgets have been slashed effectively ending its manned space flight program, for the time being, space exploration remains a source of ongoing development and scientific creativity in the U.S., and one that is still both important and exciting. A new Mars rover, called Curiosity,… Read More »

30 Oct
2012

Future of Navigation: GPS Without Satellites

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Ever since satellites were sent into space, the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been on the cards as a method to help us navigate the Earth. Originally developed by the US Department of Defence back in the 1970’s, it is now one of the most common accessories worldwide within the military, commercial and civilian space.