The project’s goal is to create a highly energy-efficient long-distance aircraft. The design integrates the passenger cabin, cargo hold and fuel tanks into the wings, creating a futuristic V-shape. Computer calculations predict that the “Flying-V’s” aerodynamic shape and reduced weight will reduce fuel consumption by 20% in comparison with the most advanced aircraft today, according to the university. … [Read more...] about Scale model of futuristic ‘Flying V’ aircraft makes successful maiden flight
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In more concerning reports, The Telegraph said that ministers are considering a national curfew. A senior government source told the newspaper that health secretary Matt Hancock had remarked to MPs on Tuesday how in Belgium, a country of just over 11 million, “the case rate has come right down when they put a curfew in place”. … [Read more...] about UK: Gatherings of More than Six Banned as Govt Reportedly Mulls Curfew
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcConnell works to lock down GOP votes for coronavirus bill Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill Michael Cohen suggests Jerry Falwell's Trump endorsement was 'favor' for hiding racy photos MORE (R-Texas) used his leverage with Republican leaders to gain two years of tax credits for individuals and businesses that donate to nonprofit scholarship funds, a proposal designed to help subsidize private school tuition. … [Read more...] about McConnell tries to unify GOP
Imagine this land-war scenario: An enemy fighter is several hundred yards away, another is attacking from one mile while a third fires from a nearby room in a close-quarters urban warfare circumstance, when U.S. Army soldiers apprehend, integrate, and quickly map the locations of multiple targets at once in 3D, all while knowing the range and distance of the enemy forces. … [Read more...] about Soldier targeting goggles ‘augment’ human 3-D vision tracking
WHY THE FSB? The GRU (Russian military intelligence) is known to have killed, or attempted to kill, numerous victims on behalf of the Kremlin, including Russian defector Sergei Skripal, who in 2018 was poisoned in Britain with Novichok, along with his daughter. But, as with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the GRU’s mandate covers foreign operations: intelligence-gathering and “active measures” (including disinformation, special military operations and targeted murders) abroad. While the FSB since 2006 has also been tasked with eliminating enemies outside Russia, its main function is domestic counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism, including “extremism,” a broad category of anti-state activism that could conceivably apply to Navalny. … [Read more...] about Navalny Had Many Enemies in the Kremlin—but Who Wanted Him Dead?