China’s Quantum Network

September 27, 2017
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  Tim Byrnes out of New York University’s Shanghai’s campus notes: “China has achieved staggering things with quantum research… It’s amazing how quickly China has gotten on with quantum research projects that would be too expensive to do elsewhere… quantum communication has been taken up by the commercial sector much more in China compared to […]

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40 Years Later, Voyager I And Voyager II Are Still Working.

September 23, 2017
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  Voyager II launched before Voyager I, leaving the launch pad in August of 1977. Voyager I launched in September of 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets with its twin. Both are in different trajectories and both with slightly different missions.   After 20 years, both probes are well into Interstellar space […]

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Germany In Denmark Was All Business.

September 19, 2017
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Wehrmacht patrolling occupied Denmark WWII     When the Second World War began US soldiers were deployed all over European theaters of operation. Not the least of these was England. While sinewy, young American males were now sauntering about British pubs, English males were deployed all over the world occupying the empire that the sun […]

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What A Ride This Has Been

September 15, 2017
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  It was launched in 1997 it has been flying and working at about 17 000 miles per hour ever since.   All its systems are operational.   It has traversed 10 billion miles, using gravity momentum slings for all these years. It looked at Jupiter, and discovered 7 new moons there. It launched the […]

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Great Battle Maps

September 11, 2017
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.     The things that distinguish a great battle are either clarity, beauty, or historical documentary importance.  One of the sacraments of the Internet is the access to things like beautifully curated maps of famous battles, and I picked up a few of them to share from Google and Bing and from my collections. […]

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The Indefatigable Cessna 172

September 7, 2017
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      It is a trope in firearm lore to panegyrize the AK, though it has yet to fade. There is a story often told about the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle, or the AK-47 that is a tale of all things well made. You can bury it in the sand for 5 years, dig it […]

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Rhodesian Light Infantry

September 3, 2017
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  As empires began to delaminate after World War II, Africa fell into a long series of colonial expulsions. Here, indigenous people from around the continent began bucking European invaders and demanding governance under their own purview. In 1965, Rhodesia declared its independence and knew that the new national government needed an army. The Rhodesian […]

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It’s A Good Thing That The Sun Sets On The British Empire.

August 30, 2017
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  The ascent into Empire for Britain was quite ruthless, racist and bloody. One need only look at the 116,000 Boers held in concentration camps, and the 100,000 Africans held. In 1943, 3,000,000 Biafrans died of starvation because Britain made sure more rations went to their own war efforts. In 1922, at the end of […]

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I Am Battle Comic. Review.

August 27, 2017

  It is perfectly appropriate that I write a review of I Am Battle Comic on my military history site. My site is about all things military and sending entertainment to keep the morale of US military personnel has been a long held tradition. In World War I women fought for the right to go […]

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The German War, A Nation Under Arms, 1939 – 1945. Nicholas Stargardt

August 26, 2017
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  I am reading this book.   I am still in the introduction and the discussion is really interesting. When the Germans began an official genocidal campaign to destroy Jews, the zeitgeist, the underlying exculpating factor was simply that people did not know what was going on behind their backs.   When US and RAF […]

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Da Vinci’s Weapons Drawings

August 23, 2017

            Source: http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/leonardo-da-vinci-draws-designs-of-future-war-machines.html Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The MAS-38, France’s First Great Submachine Gun.

August 22, 2017
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In the early 1930s France needed a new sub machine gun to modernize its army. . It manufactured the Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne (MAS) developed the Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS Modèle 38. Trials for the test weapon went very well and the gun was  adopted in 1938 only months before Germany invaded Poland. This open bolt blow back design was fed from […]

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George Washington’s Life Guards.

August 18, 2017
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  On March 11, 1776, George Washington and his advisors commissioned a sort of prototype Secret service that history remembers as the Life Guard. The detail was a well trained and elite cavalry force and a group of baggage handlers. His aids stated his wishes:  “His Excellency depends upon the Colonels for good Men, such […]

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The Reason No One Stopped The German Re-Armament

August 15, 2017
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    In Violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany made the MP-40 sub machine gun.Over one million of them.     The treaty of Versailles created Adolph Hitler. Among the draconian restrictions placed on the German nation was a limit of 100,000 soldiers, the loss of 14,000 military aircraft given to Allies or scrapped, […]

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Aliens?

August 14, 2017

  The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has created the most detailed three-dimensional maps of the Universe ever made, with deep multi-color images of one third of the sky, and spectra for more than three million astronomical objects.   Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars E.F. Borra, E. Trottier […]

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Comparisons Of World War II Tank Production.

August 10, 2017

The Hetzer     T-34-85   As we have addressed here many tomes, the Germans had a panoply of heavy tank guns and old Panzer chassis. So every expendable generation of chassis became a possible platform for a new anti tank gun. I have been researching and once again I am stunner that the Germans […]

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When 400 Osage Indians Were The Richest People In The World.

August 6, 2017
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    Source: “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann.   At the end of the Civil War, as the US Government pushed Indians into worse and worse corners of the country, the Osage found themselves in the most auspicious condition one could imagine. The […]

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Interesting Quote By Robert E. Lee, Elucidated By A Recent Issue Of The Atlantic.

August 2, 2017
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    . “I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful […]

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The French Revolution Was Not Started By The Masses. Rather, By The Upper Classes

July 30, 2017
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  The populations of European nations in the middle of the 18th century put France clearly as the western world leader with 28 million people living and working there. Italy had a population of 17 million. Russia had about 24 million inhabitants. Prussia had 9 million people, Austria had 8 million, Ireland had 4 million. […]

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The Owen Gun

July 26, 2017
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          Evelyn Owen’s first indigenous UK homemade weapon built in 1938 Chambered in .22 Short. He constructed a drum magazine from an automobile crankshaft’s harmonic balancer. The magazine/cylinder held 44 .22 short cartridges. A grammaphone spring powered the magazine. It featured a thumb trigger and eventually was abandoned for a simpler design, that […]

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