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chinaChinese Armored Vehicles and Tanks Moving to Hong Kong

China is moving armored vehicles and tanks to Shenzhen which is across the border from Hong Kong. Protestors have demonstrated at the Hong Kong airport for two days in a row. The Hong Kong airport flights have been canceled for …

militaryNuclear-powered Cruise Missile Likely Source of Russian Explosion

A new russian nuclear-powered cruise missile was likely the source of an explosion in northern Russia last week that killed 7 people. There was increased levels of radiation had been detected in areas near the site of last week’s explosion. …

militaryNew US Navy Cruiser Slips Three Years So Navy Will Buy More Destroyers

The Large Surface Combatant program will replace the Ticonderoga-class cruiser and the DDG-51s but the start date for new ships has slipped from 2023 to 2026 or later. The US Navy wants new cruisers to host an air defense commander …

futureUS Navy and Missile Defense Agency Megawatt Lasers by 2023-2024

In 2018, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency had targeted demonstrating megawatt lasers by 2023-2024. The US Army recently had an announcement of a contract for 250-300 kilowatt lasers on a large truck by 2024. This means that four …

camerasUS Military Will Use Big Brother Monitoring Technology to Track All Movement in the USA

The US Military will conduct high altitude MESH networking radar tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats. High altitude balloons will fly at twice the altitude of …

airplanesReal-Life Green Goblin Flies Hoverboard Across English Channel at Over 100 mph

French inventor Franky Zapata successfully flew across the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard. Zapata develops hydroelectric jet technologies and products. This version used five small jet engines and Zapata carried kerosene in a backpack. It has 1500 horsepower. The …

armyUS Army Fielding 50 Kilowatt Lasers in 2022 and 300 KW In 2024

The US Army will field 50 kilowatt (kW)-class lasers on a platoon of four Stryker vehicles in 2022. They will support the Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) mission. The directed energy M-SHORAD capability is intended to protect maneuvering Brigade Combat …

brainThought Transparent World and Privacy

Facebook has created devices that read all the words of your inner voice and Elon Musk’s Neuralink is creating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that will have thousands and later millions of nodes. Temporarily mitigating remote mind-reading of your inner voice could …

farmingSpace Radar Will Capture Millimeter Changes on Earth With Hourly Updates

Capella Space constellation of small but powerful satellites employ space-based radar, beaming through darkness and cloud cover to gather the information you need to make informed decisions. When fully deployed, Capella will offer hourly coverage of every point on Earth, …

energyTranscending Geography and the Future of World Power

The world we know today has largely been shaped by geography, populations and agriculture. Peter Zeihan has some useful analysis of how geography has shaped geopolitics. He correctly notes the large advantages the US has had with the best farmland …