Mariafernanda Marroquin

16 Added | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @Mariafernan3mj8 | Keep up with Mariafernanda Marroquin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mariafernanda Marroquin”

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

Physics

Airline Seating: It’s About to Get Better

Last week you may have stumbled across this Airbus seating atrocity, which is apparently patent pending.<p>Mass hatred for the airline industry ensued. …

Air Force pilot from California killed in transport plane crash in Afghanistan

An officer from California was among six Air Force personnel killed Friday in the crash of a C-130 transport plane in Afghanistan.<p>Capt. Jonathan Golden, 33, of Camarillo, a pilot, was aboard the plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan. No cause has …

The WWII-Era Plane Giving the F-35 a Run for Its Money

The war in Afghanistan proved that we can't just rely on new technology, but the Pentagon wouldn't listen—and troops paid the price.<p><b>John Ismay, Adrian Bonenberger, and Damien Spleeters</b><p>On December 5, 2001, an American B-52 flying tens of thousands of feet above the ground mistakenly dropped a …

Military

Airbus builds drones that fly 90 days non-stop for UK military

Airbus hopes to sell Ministry of Defence solar-powered drones that fly twice as high as airliners and can spy on targets for months on end<p>Airbus is building drones capable of flying non-stop for up to 90 days in the hope of selling them to Ministry of Defence.<p>The pan-European aerospace and defence …

Soyuz capsule returns astronauts to Earth with a bump

A Russian astronaut, who broke the record for longest time spent in space, was among those safely returned to Earth<p>A Russian space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing home a three-person crew from the International Space Station, including a record-breaking Russian cosmonaut.<p>Russia's …

Number of U.S. Marines Killed in Aviation Incidents Reaches Five-Year High

The phone call came from an unfamiliar area code. Arizona dad Mike Determan had a "weird" feeling it was about his youngest son, Matthew, a Marine based at Camp Pendleton and headed for the perilous waters of the Persian Gulf.<p>An unemotional voice on the line broke the news to the family: There had …

Military
Military

6 Important Keys To Staying Motivated For Life

Staying motivated is a combination of internal and external factors that stimulate a desire to be continually interested and committed to attain a …

Motivation

White House 'monitoring' reports Russian military is in Syria

Washington (AFP) - The White House on Thursday said it was closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, …

Middle East

China just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel 10 times faster than the speed of sound

The Beijing display reportedly featured 12,000 troops, about 200 planes and helicopters and around 500 troop carriers, rocket launchers, missiles and tanks.<p>President Xi Jinping also made a surprise announcement during the parade that the size of the Chinese military would be reduced by around …

Military

US launched a secret drone war against Islamic State in Syria

The CIA and US Special Forces have launched a secret drone programme in Syria, designed to hunt down and kill high-value members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>The collaboration, in which both organizations fly armed drones over the country, has resulted in strikes against "several" …

Middle East

Russian spy ship spotted near US sub base

A Russian intelligence ship, capable of cutting undersea communications cables and other sensors, has been spotted by the U.S. military off the coast of Kings Bay, Ga., home to the U.S. Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine fleet.<p>U.S. military satellites have been tracking the Russian spy …