Honey, We Shrunk The Nuclear Reactor | Hackaday

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Power Engineering] took a trip to the Westinghouse facility that provides maintenance for nuclear reactors. The research division there has a new microreactor called eVinci and — according to the company — it is a disruptor. Technically, the device is a heat pipe-based passive cooling design that can generate 5 MW of electricity or 13 MW of heat from a 15 MW heater core. You can see a video about the device below.

The company says its initial targets…

Were the 9/11 Aircraft Electronically Hijacked and Remotely Controlled? – Counter Information

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According to the 9/11 Commission, the alleged hijackers had never flown the sophisticated B-757 and B-767 aircraft in their lives but were mainly trained in light, single engine Cessna 172s and the like.

This would be akin to only having driven your family automobile and climbing into a huge 18-wheeler semi-tractor trailer that you had never driven before, getting it up to a very high speed, and driving it through a garage without scraping the sides of the truck or hopping into a formula one race car that you hadn’t driven before and keeping it on the track at a very high speed.

Just because one can pilot a Cessna 172 does not qualify one to pilot a large commercial jet aircraft at very high speeds. It just doesn’t work that way.

A comparison of the cockpit layout of these types of aircraft will demonstrate the ludicrousness of the official story. There is no way the hijackers could have climbed into the cockpits of the jet aircraft, interpret the instrumentation and flight navigation systems, and fly the aircraft to their designated targets.

So how did three of four aircraft flies from the point at which they were hijacked to where they flew with cruise missile precision into buildings on the first attempt in New York City and Washington, DC?

One must first review the origin and history of the remote control of large airborne aircraft before we continue.

Over 75-years ago, in 1944, toward the end of World War II, the US Army Air Corp launched Operation Aphrodite in Europe wherein old B-24 bomber aircraft were gutted out to lighten the weight of the aircraft, loaded with 30000 pounds of highly incendiary compound called Torpex, and remotely flown into targets in Europe. Pilots were required to make the takeoff but once airborne, they bailed out of the aircraft.

It should be noted that Joe Kennedy, JFK’s older brother, died on one such top secret missions when the aircraft exploded due to a malfunction before he could bail out of the aircraft…

Pentagon’s mystery space drone sets record — RT World News

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Pentagon’s mystery space drone sets record

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) is shown at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 12, 2022 ©  US Space Force / Staff Sgt. Adam Shanks

The US military’s secretive X-37B unmanned spacecraft has touched down at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center after completing a classified mission that included orbiting the planet for a record 908 days.

The reusable space drone returned to Earth on Saturday morning, having broken its previous record of 780 days in orbit. The Orbital Test Vehicle-6 (OTV-6) mission also marked the first time that the plane went into space with a service module attached, increasing the number of experiments that could be conducted, the US Space Force said in a statement.

“The X-37B continues to push the boundaries of experimentation, enabled by an elite government and industry team behind the scenes,” said Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Fritschen, program director for the spacecraft. “The ability to conduct on-orbit experiments and bring them home safely for in-depth analysis on the ground has proven valuable for the Department of the Air Force and scientific community.”

China conducts highly secretive launch of ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’

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Although OTV-6 set a new duration record for the X-37B program, it didn’t come close to the longest space flight overall. NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes have been operating for more than 45 years, transmitting data back to earth from billions of miles away. Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov endured the longest manned space journey in history, spending 438 days aboard the Mir space station in 1994 and 1995.

The Pentagon’s two X-37B planes have been flying secret missions since 2010. OTV-6 included a solar energy experiment for the US Naval Research Lab, as well as two NASA studies of the effects of long-duration space exposure on seeds and other materials.

However, as with other X-37B missions, the purposes of OTV-6 were not fully disclosed. The robotic plane resembles a smaller version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. Like the shuttle, it’s launched vertically and carried to space by a rocket. It operates at altitudes up to 500 miles above Earth, and its maneuverability makes it difficult for adversaries to predict its movements.

Chinese spacecraft releases mystery object in orbit – US — RT World News

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Chinese spacecraft releases mystery object in orbit – US

The UFO is believed to be part of a reusable transport system being developed by Beijing

Chinese spacecraft releases mystery object in orbit – US

Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasts off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. ©  Hu Zhixuan/Xinhua via AP

A Chinese reusable rocket orbiting Earth has released another object into orbit, according to the US Space Force, which detected the unknown craft on Monday. According to the Orbital Focus website, the second object is probably traveling less than 200 meters from its parent.

With little official information to go on, US experts believe the new object is related to a project funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China. Specifically, the paired craft may be involved in the development of an orbital segment on a fully reusable two-stage-to-orbit space transport system. The system’s suborbital component performed a second flight in September.

Space watchers have hypothesized that the object may be a small satellite designed to monitor the larger craft, a service module, or the result of a test to see if the larger craft could successfully deploy satellite payloads. 

The “reusable experimental spacecraft” was launched August 4 from Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert, propelled by one of China’s Long March 2F rockets, and has been in orbit for three months. It is possible the object was released some time ago and only became visible when the spacecraft shifted its orbit slightly two weeks ago.

Beijing has been characteristically silent on the nature and details of the mission, and it is not clear when the spacecraft will land or where. It is being developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

READ MORE: US probe sheds light on UFO mystery – NYT

As many as half of the 366 “unidentified flying object” sightings logged by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last year remain open, though some believe many of the craft – capable of performing maneuvers impossible for American planes – may be Chinese drones.

Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth — RT World News

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31 Oct, 2022 21:55

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Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth

An asteroid discovered by a group of American scientists is the largest potentially hazardous one found in over eight years

Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth

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A giant asteroid could potentially cross paths with Earth, a group of American scientists have warned, adding that the one they recently discovered is the biggest detected in over eight years. Named 2022 AP7, the celestial body is 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) wide, the team revealed, adding that its potential impact would be felt across multiple continents.

“So far, we have found two large near-Earth asteroids that are about one kilometer across, a size that we call ‘planet killers’,” Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the leading author of a paper describing the discovery, said in a press release. But only 2022 AP7 has an orbit that makes it potentially dangerous for Earth, according to the scientists.

 The ‘planet killer’ asteroid was hiding somewhere between Earth and Venus, making it difficult to detect. Astronomers have to look in the Sun’s direction to study this area, and state-of-the-art orbital telescopes like James Webb or Hubble cannot be used in such studies since the Sun’s glare would burn their sensitive optics.

“Only about 25 asteroids with orbits completely within Earth’s orbit have been discovered to date because of the difficulty of observing near the glare of the Sun,” Sheppard explained. In this particular case, the scientists made the discovery using the Dark Energy Camera of the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Giant asteroid closes in on Earth – NASA 

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Although the inner solar system still remains largely a terra incognita when it comes to asteroids, the scientists believe that this area contains few potential dangers for Earth. 

“There are likely only a few [near Earth asteroids] with similar sizes left to find,” Sheppard said, adding that most of them likely have orbits that would never put them on a collision course with Earth. It is also unclear when, if ever, 2022 AP7 could pose an acute danger to Earth.

Yet, according to Space.com, astronomers already monitor as many as 2,200 potentially hazardous asteroids that are more than one kilometer wide. Such space rocks potentially pose a danger to the entire planet since even a 50-meter-wide asteroid could damage an entire city like London if it explodes over its center, the media outlet notes.

An asteroid called Apophis has an orbit that is dangerously close to Earth. Back in 2020, scientists warned that it could hit the planet in 2068. Later that same year, the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences said that the 370-meter-long space rock could come within the orbits of some of our communication satellites as early as in 2029.

Ingenious mobile app helps down first Russian missile in Ukraine

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Ingenious mobile app helps down first Russian missile in Ukraine

Ingenious mobile app helps down first Russian missile in Ukraine

In Ukraine, a Russian missile was shot down
for the first time with the assistance of the ePPO (e-air defense)
mobile application available to all users who are required to register
through the Diia national portal of digital government services.
The incoming Kalibr cruise missile was successfully shot down
after citizens, who spotted it flying in their area reported it to the
military through the ePPO application, according to Hennadiy Suldin, one of the app developers, Ukrinform reports.

According to Suldin, the first “combat use” of the ePPO application
was confirmed on October 22 in the southern operational zone.

Read also: Ukraine forces engage enemy nearly 150 times in country’s south

“It (missile – ed.) flew at a very low altitude, taking into account
the peculiarities of the terrain, invisible to radars. But several
vigilant citizens spotted the missile and immediately notified the
military using the ePPO application. Our anti-aircraft units received
targeting in a few seconds and shot the Kalibr down using Igla MANPADS
without too much trouble, just like on a simulator,” he said.

According to the developer, ePPO was conceived precisely as a means
of tracking low-flying subsonic cruise missiles, first of all the
Kalibrs.

Suldin noted that the “Technari” design group and many Ukrainian
programmers joined the creation of the world’s first air defense network
system.

As reported, the Android version of the ePPO application, which was
developed by the Technari Design Group, successfully passed the
verification by Google.

Chinese technology poses major risk – GCHQ Chief – BBC News

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He argued that this was an urgent problem that needed to be addressed by the UK and allies.

New standards for the internet proposed by China which would embed greater government control

Experts slam Boston lab where scientists have created a new deadly Covid strain with an 80% kill rate | The Most Revolutionary Act

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Boston University scientists were today condemned for ‘playing with fire’ after it emerged they had created a lethal new Covid strain in a laboratory.

DailyMail.com revealed the team had made a hybrid virus — combining Omicron and the original Wuhan strain — that killed 80 per cent of mice in a study…

US Firms Pull Staff From China’s Top Chip Maker As Economic War Worsens

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US Firms Pull Staff From China’s Top Chip Maker As Economic War Worsens The Biden administration’s new technology restrictions are already causing disruptions in China as US semiconductor equipment suppliers are telling staff based in the country’s top memory chip maker to leave, according to WSJ, citing sources familiar with the matter. State-owned Yangtze Memory Technologies…