It's fairly common knowledge in certain professional circles that Huntsville, Alabama is a hotbed of espionage activity. It has been said that we have the second greatest concentration of "spies" in the Country lurking about. Many of them are registered foreign agents. Until recently the community at large has not been aware of it. A … Continue reading Spies amongst us
No, this isn't related to the eighties hair band, but to the man that enabled much of what we take for granted today:Save Tesla’s Lab: You may have noticed the name “Tesla” trending on twitter lately, or heard something about the campaign to save his lab. Unfortunately many people still don’t know … Continue reading Save Tesla’s Lab
The following essay by Bruce Schneier has me thinking about the physical impact of cyberwarfare:Cyberwar Treaties:We're in the early years of a cyberwar arms race. It's expensive, it's destabilizing, and it threatens the very fabric of the Internet we use every day. Cyberwar treaties, as imperfect as they might be, are the only way to contain the threat.If … Continue reading The real-world ramifications of cyberwarfare
I am always leery of proposals for a cashless society:IEEE Spectrum Digs Into the Future of Money: First time accepted submitter ArmageddonLord writes " Small, out-of-pocket cash exchanges are still the stuff of everyday life. In 2010, cash transactions in the United States totaled US $1.2 trillion (not including extralegal ones, of course). There will … Continue reading Caution Towards a Cashless Society
The following article is a great example of why sometimes it pays to practice the KISS Principle:Electromagnetic Interference caused K-11 KABOOM: A Korean news website has revealed that in October last year a S&T Daewoo K11 exploded after one of its 20mm grenades was prematurely detonated. The soldier who was operating the gun suffered cuts … Continue reading Firearms and the KISS Principle.
From Slashdot:Wind Turbine Extracts Water From Air: An anonymous reader writes "Getting access to enough water to drink in a desert environment is a pretty tough proposition, but Eole Water may have solved the problem. It has created a wind turbine that can extract up to 1,000 liters of water per day from the air. … Continue reading How to tame terra nullius
Given my home base, and what Dr. von Braun accomplished in his life, I just thought I'd share.Photos: Wernher von Braun, Space Pioneer Rememembered: Happy 100th birthday, Wernher von Braun!