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NASA Reports Huge Water Deposits On Mars

Mars Water Found in 2018

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/mars-buried-water-ice-subsurface-geology-astronauts-science/ If this analysis is confirmed, then we suddenly have prime targets for human landing sites.  We would also have a huge bump up in the odds that a sustainable Mars Outpost and/or eventual Mars Colony could be established? I know I’m getting way ahead of things but I’m already …

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Immigration Control and “Shithole” Countries

Anyone that has a problem with President Trump calling some countries “Shitholes’ should read this brilliant article: https://www.city-journal.org/html/crudeness-and-truth-15668.html This article has many excellent points but this is my favorite: “Let’s state the obvious. Some countries are shitholes. To claim that this is racist is racist. They are not shitholes because …

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Liberal Media Bias Hitting New Level of Intensity

Glenn Greenwald writes about how some of the nations most influential news media organizations are repeatedly passing along fake news and not even slightly caring how biased doing so makes them look to the general public. https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/ A long time ago, there were senior members of the journalism community that …

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Do Not Equate Roy Moore with Al Franken

US Senate Floor

Republicans have been telling Democrats that they are in no position to act as moral judge and jury given the number of Democrat members who’ve been accused of and even confessed to sexual harassment. Now over a dozen fellow Democrat Senators are calling on Senator Al Franken to resign. It …

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Microwave Weapon To Fry Enemy Electronics

CHAMP Microwave Weapon Fries Enemy Electronics

When I think of the use of Microwaves as a weapon, I usually think of some sort of directed beam device such as a MASER.  The Air Force has recently announced development of a different military utilization of Microwaves.  Instead of a beam, the device is launched inside a cruise …

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Scientists Try Specific Gene Editing Inside Person For First Time

Human DNA

In an exciting experiment, US scientists are trying for the first time to edit the DNA of a person to eliminate a disease.  Billions of genetically modified cells into  44-year-old Brian Madeux in an attempt correct a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome,  a disease involving the lack of a gene that makes …

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Space Advocates Debate Moon vs Mars vs Asteroids as Mankind’s Future Destinations

Should humans devote most of our resources to the development of a colony on the Moon, Mars or towards the utilization of Asteroid resources?  Space advocates debated which location in space should be our primary focus at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Geekwire.com reported on the …

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The Next 100 Years of Engineering

Science and Engineering Stories

This article offers an interesting perspective from an Electrical engineering grad student at Stanford University: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-next-100-years-of-engineering-may-look-like_us_59f117fae4b09812b938c689 I think the author definitely should have put more time and emphasis on the importance of nanotechnology (very briefly mentioned).  I also note that he fully excluded the many engineering challenges that will undoubtedly …

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