The Science of Hugo Chavez's Long Term Embalming
> They are asking Russians to do it, so Chaves will be ok :)
He's dead, Jim.
Sunstone Unearthed From Sixteenth Century Shipwreck
...Or is anybody else feeling all "questy"?
Intel Core I7 For Laptops — First Benchmarks
...I just had an orgasm. I don't even own the chip yet so I guess that was a bit premature...
(yeah, I went there.)
Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter
And I was clearly provoked.
The Unmanned Air Force
Considering the advance of lightweight materials, CPU's, and software, it's only a matter of time before we can build an unmanned fighter that, like the fictitious Peacemaker, can fly rings around F-22's.
With the pk (probability-of-kill) of modern air-to-air missiles being so high, if you've merged into a "knife fight in a phone booth" scenario then you've most likely screwed up. Air combat today is basically sniper-v-sniper with the advantage going to the pilot who sees his enemy's aircraft first. "First look, first kill," is the term of the art.
USAF Seeks Air Force One Replacement
"I'm sure it receives a lot of special modifications."
One of those modifications is the ability for air-to-air refueling, a not insignificant mod.
Ethical Killing Machines
The United States military has a term for soldiers trained not to think: "Corpses".
Has HavenCo's Data Haven Shut Down?
Iraq lost its sovereignty back in 1991 with the establishment of the northern no-fly zone (Operation Provide Comfort). The United States returned Iraq's sovereignty back in 2004. If Iraq claims soveriegnty (it does) and the US recognizes it and is willing to help Iraq enforce it (it does and is) then Iraq IS sovereign.
Unless some power manages to invade Iraq while preventing the US from acting in its defense, Iraq is a sovereign nation.
Phoenix Mars Lander Declared Dead
...it's just sleeping.
Or pining for the fjords, I can never keep those two straight.
Is Windows 7 Faster Or Just Smarter?
Software that is still pre-Beta is getting compared to software that is already at sp1. That's a *really* fair test.
McCain Answers Science Policy Questionnaire
" What would have made a difference would have been pressure on the issue prior to the bill's signing, but Clinton was too busy defending his sex life from charges that ultimately didn't stick."
Clinton was impeached, disbarred for five years in Arkansas, and disbarred from practicing in front of the US Supreme Court. Though he wasn't removed from office the charges did stick.