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7 Revolutionary Hardware Changes the US Navy Should Make in the Trump Era

Under the new administration the Navy could maximize a planned budget increase and tailor its force to 21st century demands.<p>USN<p>Tyler RogowayView …

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 …

Going for a spin in the badass Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

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 functioning out in the real world. And it needs to, because the US Army will use this truck …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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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 …

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, …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Zion Puckett<br>• ATH / 6-0 / 200<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Bill Kurelic<p>Tyrece Woods<br>• WDE / 6-2 / 225<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Clint Brewster<p>Tomari Fox<br>• SDE / 6-3 / 250<br>• NA<br>• Predicted …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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Why unexploded bombs keep turning up on building sites

A second world war bomb was unearthed in north-west London last week. But why are they being discovered now – and how many more might we find?<p>It would have been tasteless to have called it a Blitz spirit but there was an air of stoicism over north-west London last week after a remnant of war …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Nay'Quan Wright<br>• RB / 5-8 / 185<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: EJ Holland<p>Tristan Sinclair<br>• ATH / 6-2 / 209<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: EJ Holland<p>Mike Morris<br>• SDE / 6-5 / 255<br>• NA<br>• Predicted …

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 …

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. …

Space Travel

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 …

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

Space adventure fans might enjoy NASA’s latest saga, the story of a rocket to nowhere that Congress wants, very badly, built in Alabama. Or they might be really pissed off.<p>In its 2017 budget request, NASA asked Congress for $1.3 billion to build its next jumbo rocket. Last week, despite years of …

Space Science

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 …

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>Vijay Prashad<p>April 30, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In May 2012, in the warm Chicago sunshine, I sat with journalist Jim Foley who had just returned from …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Space Exploration

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 …

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:

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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 …