Nicholas Genthner

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Top 10 U.S. Civil War Sites

Travel<p>These ten places will transport you back to the time of the blue vs. the gray.<p><b>Appomattox Court House National Historical Park; Appomattox, Virginia</b> <br>The first step toward healing a nation was taken on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, when Gens. Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant sat down in the …

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Ominous Sarurday Sunrise. NYC.

The lonesome bird. Key Biscayne, Fl.

Awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees are among the largest living things on earth, but the opportunity to experience them is rare. Approximately 75 groves exist, and #GiantForest (pictured here) at #Sequoia #NationalPark in #California is one of the largest groves. Some of the largest trees are in the Giant Forest -- some of which are as tall as an average 26-story building and their diameter at the base exceeds the width of many city streets. Photo of #snow-covered sequoias by Steven M. Bumgardner from earlier this #winter.

3 of the coolest special operations vehicles of 2014

Hybrid motorcycles, flying dune buggies, and the latest Polaris Defense special operations ATV – what red-blooded American wouldn’t want to get behind the wheel and push them to their limits?<p>Special Operations are always driving cutting-edge innovation in military technology, so, here are three …

5 Myths About the Military You Believe (Thanks to Movies)

Hopefully, if you're reading this article, your upbringing was relatively free of war. If that's the case, you probably got all of your information …

January 2015

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …


For The First Time, SpaceX Will Land A Rocket After Launch

New year, new reusable spacecraft<p><b>Update, January 6, 2015:</b> At the last minute (literally), the launch was scrubbed due to a problem with the rocket's second-stage actuators. SpaceX is now hoping to launch on Friday at 5:09am Eastern.<p><b>Original Post:</b><p>Elon Musk is starting off 2015 with a bang – or …

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