Weapon Wednesday – Navy’s New Light-Carrier

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  • The U.S. Navy is studying light aircraft carrier concepts with an eye toward adopting them for the future fleet.
  • A light aircraft carrier could embark modern combat jets and drones.
  • The Navy could use the smaller, but more affordable light carriers to both grow the fleet and be in more places at once.

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Think of a Face Mask as Your New Best Friend

by: Brent Smith

Given our nation’s current situation, maybe I should just stop reading – at least articles on current events.

I mean, literally everything is gloom and doom. We’ve become completely tribal, politically speaking. You’re now either part of the free-thinking, free-market, frugal tribe of live and let live, or you’re a member of the cancel culture, identity politic, free-spending tribe.

If you’re a minority, you’re oppressed – if you’re white, you’re a racist. You believe in the Second amendment and the right to own and carry a firearm, or you’re a gun grabber. The list goes on and on.

The Maginot line between American freedom lovers and freedom takers has never been so pronounced, and the separation between sides may be becoming more divided than even prior to the Civil War. read more

The Airspeeder Flying Race Car

The Airspeeder Mk3 has the look of a vintage racing car, and will fly unmanned in the Airspeeder series later this year
The Airspeeder Mk3 has the look of a vintage racing car, and will fly unmanned in the Airspeeder series later this year
Alauda Aeronautics

We first heard of Alauda’s plans for a flying electric racing vehicle series in late 2017, when the Australian startup’s Matt Pearson launched a Kickstarter to gauge interest and raise funds. The team announced its international public debut in mid-2019, and has now unveiled a full-sized, fully functioning electric flying racing car – the Airspeeder Mk3.

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Powerpaste Hydrogen Goop

This sludgy gray goop is a clean, high-density, safe and easily transportable hydrogen energy fuel called Powerpaste
This sludgy gray goop is a clean, high-density, safe and easily transportable hydrogen energy fuel called Powerpaste
Fraunhofer IFAM

Fraunhofer researchers have presented a magnesium-based “Powerpaste” that stores hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of a lithium battery, offering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the ability to travel further than gasoline-powered ones, and refuel in minutes.

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WND Exclusive – WHO changed virus test parameter the day Biden took office

from Brent Smith at World Net Daily:

On Jan. 20, 2021, the WHO (World Health Organization) posted an important bulletin regarding polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19. What else happened on 20 January that was important? That’s right. It was the very same day Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. But I’m sure the WHO release was purely coincidental.

LifeSite News claims that the notice was released one hour after Biden took office. Although I can’t confirm that exact time, the WHO guidance bulletin is dated Jan. 20, 2021. read more

Shelby Super Car Claims Speed Record

After all the kerfoofle surrounding its last world record claim, the SSC Tuatara has officially claimed the title of the world's fastest car. But not by much
After all the kerfoofle surrounding its last world record claim, the SSC Tuatara has officially claimed the title of the world’s fastest car. But not by much
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Shelby Supercars has cemented its claim that the SSC Tuatara is the world’s fastest car – but in a weirdly underwhelming fashion. Its new record of 282.9 mph (455.3 km/h) is nowhere near the previous claim, which was sensationally debunked last year in a storm of internet controversy.

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The Xcelsior AV Driverless City Bus

The Xcelsior AV combines New Flyer's all-electric transit bus platform with self-driving technologies from Robotic Research
The Xcelsior AV combines New Flyer’s all-electric transit bus platform with self-driving technologies from Robotic Research
New Flyer

Heavy duty transit bus maker New Flyer and Maryland-based autonomous vehicle development company Robotic Research have unveiled the Xcelsior AV self-driving transit bus, which is reported to be North America’s first fully operational heavy duty autonomous transit bus.

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Weapon Wednesday – Next Gen Squad Weapon Aim Control Enhancer

aim control enhancer, or ACE, weapon stabilizer device
The aim control enhancer, or ACE, weapon stabilizer device being evaluated for the Army’s next Generation Squad Weapon effort. (Matthew Angle, ACE designer)

One day soon, U.S. infantrymen could go into battle with Next Generation Squad Weapons equipped with a compact, mechanical stabilizer designed to drastically improve accuracy, especially when shooting from a standing, unsupported position. read more

New Tesla Plaid Series

Such an innocent looking car; who'd guess it's the fastest-accelerating production car in history?
Such an innocent looking car; who’d guess it’s the fastest-accelerating production car in history?
Tesla

Tesla has weirdly used a quarterly earnings call to drop blockbuster announcements about its extraordinary Model S, including some bizarre interior upgrades and a monster Plaid+ version that’s the fastest accelerating production car ever.

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Jump Start a Patient out of a Coma

In the treatment, known as low-intensity focused ultrasound, ultrasonic stimulation is used to excite neurons in the thalamus
In the treatment, known as low-intensity focused ultrasound, ultrasonic stimulation is used to excite neurons in the thalamus
Martin Monti/UCLA

Five years ago, we heard how a team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) had used ultrasound to seemingly “jump start” a patient out of a coma. At the time, the scientists wondered if such results could be repeated, or if their success was just a one-off. They have now done it two more times.

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