New Shipboard Battery Testing Technology Badly Needed. Shipboard electrical systems are very complex and rely on multiple supplies and loads to perform correctly. The varying supplies and loads also make it difficult, if not impossible, to test and predict how a ship’s onboard systems will operate prior to being fully operational at sea.

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How Likely Is It That Solar Storms Start A War? NASA describes a solar storm as a variety of eruptions of mass and energy from the solar surface. Flares, prominences, sunspots, coronal mass ejections are the common harbingers of solar activity, as are plages and other related phenomena seen at other wavelengths.

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Human Pilot Loses Simulated Dog Fight To Artificial Intelligent Pilot . There are many of us in the scientific community that feel like Aritificial Intelligence technology maybe a road that mankind should not be so willingly to travel. Maybe it is the fear of a real life Terminator experience but sometimes reality can be stranger […]

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Autonomous Military Machines – Drones and Robots. We are in the age of the drone both personal and military and very soon it will be the autonomous heavily armed drone. It is only a mater of time until military drones from competing countries try to destroy each other. I mean look what is happening with […]

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Graves of Ships From Nuclear Bomb Testing in the Bikini Atoll Islands. The April issue of Springer’s Journal of Maritime Archaeology (JMA) focuses on a single shipwreck as the lens through which maritime archaeology assesses the advent of the Atomic Age and the Cold War.

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The U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program flew recently with its first 3-D-printed missile component. A part called a connector backshell made its debut as part of the Navy’s successful test flights March 14 to 16 of three Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin.

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Transitioning Gitmo Into Something Better. President Obama, campaigned on the promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba ( Gitmo) and in February of this year, he reaffirmed his commitment to closing the facility. Assuming that there is the bipartisan political will to actually close Gitmo what in the world would it become afterwards?

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Here is a new technology that will be helpful in determining if countries are secretly testing nuclear weapons underground. It seems impossible that you could secretly test such devastating devices but in fact without certain technology we may never know until it is too late.

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New Virtual Reality Research The Virtual Soldier Research Program at the University of Iowa has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to create a simulation program to predict and prevent musculoskeletal injuries in U.S. Marines–one of the leading medical problems impeding military readiness.

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For the frequent flyers out there, you probably have found yourself in a “random” chemical check where they wipe your hands or keyboard for residue of explosive compounds. I don’t mind if it keeps everyone safer. There is some new research for other ways to accomplish this.

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