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New Font Uses Holes To Cut Ink Use

Mad Dog Manley Re:What a fucking stupid idea! (540 comments)

But we're using it at a faster pace than it can be renewed.

No, in fact forestation rates have been on the rise in North America for over 100 years. Wood use is a sustainable industry and I'm surprised the environmental movement has not been on board.

more than 6 years ago

Air Force Looks To Laser-Proof Its Weapons

Mad Dog Manley Re:Not so obvious... (347 comments)

a simple chrome coating can add a few seconds of protection for a shell, enough to prevent it from being destroyed before it reaches its target.

Any chrome or metal coating added to a missile or shell that is designed to increase reflectivity, will (very likely) increase the radar reflectivity of the object. That may have the unintended consequence of making the object more susceptible to standard intercept missiles which use radar guidance. It will be difficult to defend against both defensive possibilities, giving flexibility on the tactical side in which method (laser, radar guidance) is most effective.

more than 6 years ago


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