The price of oil, often used as a sort of thermometer to measure the health of the world economy, is also a barometer, warning of approaching geopolitical storms. And the security challenges implied by falling oil prices are likely to be more significant than the economic risks.
Most ads aren’t designed to break big news, but Northrop Grumman has been in the habit of using dramatic commercials to bring us surprise details on its vision for America’s air combat future. The company’s latest one gives us one of the best looks yet at their evolving sixth-generation fighter concept.
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One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. Ama (海女 in Japanese), literally means ‘woman of the sea’ and is recorded as early as 750 in the oldest Japanese anthology of poetry, the Man’yoshu. These women specialised in freediving some 30 feet down into cold water …
Only 5 countries have been able to create strategic bomber aircraft with the capability of carrying nuclear weapons. That would be the US, Russia, the UK, France, and China. We’ve put together this video that details every single one of those bombers. It’s fascinating to see how each country develops its only style of aircraft for these missions.
Amphibious assaults are the domain of the U.S. Marines, not the Army. But there was a period in history when the Army tried to out-do the Marines in hitting the beach — including planning how to deploy entire divisions of amphibious tanks. Today, the whole concept seems more than a...
French insurance giant AXA announced today it is investing €75-million to take a 8% stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent's largest e-commerce operations. Jumia is AIG’s main subsidiary and operates in 11 African markets. Transactions grew 265% during the first nine months of 2015 to reach €206-million, [...]
Just as expected, North Korea executed another long-range rocket launch on Saturday morning. The Hermit Kingdom says the rocket’s mission was to put its so-called “Shining Star No. 4 earth viewing satellite” into low-earth orbit, and it looks like they did just that.
To keep the Raptor’s radar signature at a minimum, small doors and vents appear seemingly out of nowhere during certain functions, reminding us that a fighter jet still lies beneath its spaceship-like appearance. Its startup sequence also looks and sounds like something out of science fiction.
Last month, NASA issued a press release to announce that the Curiosity Rover had reached the “Bagnold dunes” and was preparing to investigate. The image above is from that announcement – the landscape covered is only a few meters across,...
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