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Seven Revolutionary Hardware Changes The US Navy Should Make In The Trump Era - The Drive

7 Revolutionary Hardware Changes the US Navy Should Make in the Trump Era<p>Under the new administration the Navy could maximize a planned budget …

Military

These are the small, agile new aircraft carriers meant to take F-35s into battle

The USS America is the first of its kind — an America-class amphibious assault ship built for rapid-mobility air assault. It is capable of supporting the traditional "storm the beaches" operations by transporting Marines ashore on aircraft and supporting them by helicopter gunships and fighter …

Military

Going for a spin in the badass Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

Unlike many concepts, this one functions, and it'll serve a purpose beyond looking good.<p>Driving a concept car is usually an exercise in going slow -- many are just built to stand still and look good. Not the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, though.<p>While it's technically a concept, the ZH2 is capable of …

Chevrolet

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Russia's hypersonic missile ratchets up arms race

Reports suggest Russia is preparing to test a hypersonic missile that would be almost impossible to intercept. The Zircon rocket will be capable of …

Military

China says defense budget to rise by about 7 percent in 2017

China to boost military spending<p>BEIJING — China will raise its defense budget by about 7 percent this year, a government spokeswoman said Saturday, …

China

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

5 hours ago<p>James Harrison addressed the Steelers and his former teammates' comments during Monday night's Super Bowl media session.<p>7 hours ago<p>Long …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Construction Industry

Air Force Leaders Say It's High Time Our Planes Shoot Deadly Lasers

Military bigwigs gathered in Orlando this week for the annual AirWarfare Symposium to discuss big plans for big weapons that do big damage. According …

The US Navy plans to fire laser weapons off of ships within a year

"We're doing a lot more with lasers," Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, director of the Surface Warfare Division, said earlier this month at the annual Surface Naval Association national symposium.<p>The Navy plans to fire a 150-kilowatt weapon off a test ship within a year, he said. "Then a year later, we'll …

Military

Why Space Fanatics Are Freaking Out About SpaceX's Next Launch

Following a successful Falcon 9 launch-and-barge-landing in California this month, SpaceX is now looking to get back in the swing of regular flight. …

Secret WWI telegram holds lessons for today, historians say

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it territory in the United States. Britain intercepted, deciphered and shared the "Zimmermann Telegram."<p>Historians, seeing parallels to today, say there's a lot to be …

U.S. Intelligence Community

New calculations show Earth's core is much younger than thought

A trio of researchers in Denmark has calculated the relative ages of the surface of the Earth versus its core and has found that the core is 2.5 …

Why NASA Is Building An $18 Billion Rocket To Nowhere

Although NASA touts its discoveries in space, the federal agency is, and has always been, about jobs on the ground. “Money aimed at science and research ends up with builders and contractors instead,” a former NASA deputy administrator said.<p>Space adventure fans might enjoy NASA’s latest saga, the …

Russian Jets Were 'Aggressive' and Buzzed American Aircraft and Ships

The Pentagon is concerned about the behavior.<p>Two Russian SU-24 aircraft buzzed U.S. planes and ships in the Baltic Sea. The "aggressive" maneuvers could lead to an accidental incident and have Pentagon officials concerned.<p>A senior defense official told <i>USA Today</i> that most recently, a Russian SU-24 …

Military

Japan Builds a Stealth Jet

Japan's Defense Ministry took one look at the F-22's specs and told Mitsubishi: "Yeah, build me something like this." Image source: Lockheed Martin.<p>Facing twin threats from neighbors North Korea and China, Japan used to beg the U.S. to sell it -- or allow it to build copies of--<b>Lockheed Martin</b>'s …

Death, carnage and chaos: How NATO became one of the most destructive forces on the planet

From Eastern Europe to Afghanistan and Libya, the military alliance has left a trail of devastation in its wake<p>In May 2012, in the warm Chicago sunshine, I sat with journalist Jim Foley who had just returned from Syria. Jim and I had come for a large demonstration against a meeting of the North …

Geopolitics

Google Is Working on Beaming High-Speed Wireless Internet Into Your Home

Bye, Comcast!<p>It’s been five years since Google launched its Fiber broadband service, which has given selected US cities access to a super-fast …

Net Neutrality

How Profitable Is SpaceX? How Much More Profitable Will It Become?

Inquiring minds -- and investors in Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- want to know.<p>On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 4:52 p.m. EDT, SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 …

Japan

Watch SpaceX’s Incredible Video Footage Of Their Falcon 9 Rocket Landing At Sea

Elon Musk is definitely one step away from being a supervillain in a Marvel comic based on all of the crazy inventions and goals he has for his business exploits. That doesn’t take away from the amazing developments his company SpaceX has made in only the last few years of scientific advances. The …

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

Tesla

How a famous former Nazi officer became a hitman for Israel

Otto Skorzeny was one of the most outstanding military men of the 20th century. His specialty was daring, guerrilla-style, commando raids. He was an …

5 things the US has fired out of cannons besides artillery rounds

High-explosive rounds and metal balls are the cliche options for what to fire out of a howitzer. Discerning cannon users who want to fire less stereotypical munitions should check out these 5 military experiments:

Military

China Expands Its Presence in the South China Sea With a New Lighthouse

China has commenced operations at a lighthouse it built on one of the country’s controversial artificial islands in the South China Sea, Reuters …

China

The military is taking cyber warfare a lot more seriously

Following the rather embarrassing revelation that the Pentagon has no idea who'd be in charge in the event of a cyber attack comes word that the military is stepping up its cyber warfare game. So much so that cyber is joining the ranks of other combatant commands like those dedicated to specific …