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militaryRussia is So Weak That Missile Boats for Ukraine Would Stop Them

The US has begun supplying some missiles to Ukraine. The US could supply a dozen PT boats with missiles and drive the cost to Russia of military escalation in Ukraine beyond any reasonable benefit.

canadaUkraine Helping South Korea, China and Canada With Rockets or Jets or Both

South Korea successfully launched a locally developed 75-ton space rocket engine which is comparable to a SpaceX Falcon 1. The orbital rocket KSLV-II (Korea Satellite Launch Vehicle) is also known as Nuri. The rocket is 25.8 meters tall and has …

militaryRussia Controls the Black Sea and Ukraine Needs to Join the EU

The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorized passage through Russia’s waters. Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol, were damaged and six crew …

gdpPoland and Ukraine getting stronger economically

Poland already passed Greece in GDP per capita and Polands leaders expects Poland pass Portugal in GDP per capita in 2019. Poland could pass Italy in GDP per capita within 10 years. They need to be referring to GDP per …

economic impactUkraine 2019 elections could shift Ukraine to EU and US

The Russia-Ukraine war has continued from 2014 to today. Russian troops in uniforms without identifying insignia occupied and took Crimea. Russian intelligence and military services provided leadership, funding, ammunition, heavy weapons and regular units of the Russian army to launch …

gdpPutin prioritizing economy over military so is Ukrainian peace next to remove sanctions?

Putin’s new budget is boosting major infrastructure spending by making deep cuts in military spending. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Russian military spending fell by 20 percent last year, the first major decrease in two decades. …

militaryUpdate on the War in Ukraine

A ceasefire between pro-Russian forces and Ukraine has been re-established after a flare-up in the fighting. The US recently agreed to provide Ukraine with anti-tank and other weapons. Above – Soldiers with US’s FGM-148 Javelin, an anti-tank missile Previously the …

energyCarnival of Space 500

The Carnival of Space 500 is up at Links Through Space. Planetaria – Could the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system be home to alien life? Artist’s conception of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system as seen from one of the seven Earth-sized planets. Image …

europeIntel Buying Israeli Self-Driving Car Technology company Mobileye for $15 Billion

Chip making giant Intel is purchasing Israeli-based sensor company Mobileye in a $15.3 billion deal. The two companies made the announcement early Monday, after Israeli business news publication, The Marker first broke the news. Intel is offering $63.54 per share …

airplanesGene Therapy cures sickle cell in teenage boy

A French teenager’s sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering gene therapy treatment. The world-first procedure at Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder. Doctors removed his bone marrow – …