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materialsHarmful plastic straw bans versus actual ocean cleanup technology

Banning plastic straws and plastic bags are justified to as part of a solution to plastic in the oceans and reduction of landfill. Even advocates admit that these regulations will not solve the ocean problem. Straw bans are intended as …

militaryUS Navy cost increases are worse than the US healthcare system

In 2006, the RAND corporation found that from 1965-2005 the US Navy had 7-11% annual inflation for its ships which is worse than the inflation for US college tuition and US healthcare. This was before the Zumwalt destroyers (aka DDX) …

navyMini-sub could be modified as escape pod for space

The mini-sub rescue pod built for the Thai cave rescue could be modified as escape pods for space. Elon Musk tweeted out how the escape pods built for the Thai cave rescue could be made to work in space. There …

navyUS has epidemic of big project failures – will watch China press its railgun advantage

The US has been trying to develop railguns’s since 2005. The US did complete a prototype landbased 32-megajoule railgun, but failed to put a railgun onto a Navy ship. China has succeeded in putting a railgun onto a navy ship. …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

aircraftOverpriced US Wasp mini-carriers is the first carrier patrolling with F35b stealth fighters in the Pacific

The USS Wasp (mini-aircraft carrier) and its strike group went out for its first regional patrol since arriving in Japan earlier this year. The US could have spent half the money for a larger carrier like the UK Queen Elizabeth …

aircraft carrierUS Navy wants to buy two aircraft carriers at a time to save $1.25 billion for each

The US Navy wants to have contract for two aircraft carriers at time to potentially save $1.25 billion for each and get a new carrier every 3 to 4 years instead of every 5 years. * five percent cost savings …

air forceChina’s nuclear aircraft carrier technology will catchup to the US around 2025

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) briefly put online China’s next aircraft carrier, next submarine and other naval projects. CSIC will make China’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The first is expected to be launched in the late-2020s. The Type 003 will …

air forceTurkey, Japan and South Korea looking at F-35B jump jets for airwings for mini-aircraft carriers

Turkey might buy new generation F-35B jump jet stealth fighters. Turkey could join Japan and South Korea in using 20000 to 35000 helicopter carriers to base about 10-20 F35b with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities as mini-aircraft carriers. Japan is …