Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Articles Posted in the " Sci & Tech " Category



  • ICYMI #15: James Mahaffey – ‘Atomic Accidents’ & Nuclear Energy

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    [James]:”I think we are the only country in world that has nuclear power that doesn’t have a plan for what to do with the waste.”[17m25s]

    Jerod and Dr. James Mahaffey have a fascinating conversation about nuclear energy, atomic age history, accidents that befall such science, nuclear power in a modern context and much more. Mahaffey has written books on nuclear energy and is a well regarded scientific historian on the subject. He hails from government and private nuclear energy projects including The two also discuss America’s energy future, pros


  • Examining the Power of Aerial Surveillance – Part I

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    This is Part I of a series covering aerial surveillance in America.

    MINNEAPOLIS (NSP) – Americans by now are now familiar with concepts of domestic militarization and the growth of the surveillance state at least in a general sense. What is often lacking is specific, detailed information (sometimes by design) that helps the country visualize and deeply understand the issues at hand.

    Without precise knowledge of how these systems and programs are being used, We the People are not able to have a proper, informed and accurate debate on the use of advancements such as aerial


  • International Space Station hits 15 Years in Orbit

    Astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station, photo courtesy of NASA.

    SPACE — The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting above our planet for 15 years as of this month.

    Since November 2000, the ISS has been host to over 200 people from 15 different nations including Russia, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa and more.

    Over the 15-year period, 189 space walks were preformed with the United States making the bulk of them, according to NASA.

    Currently Astronaut Scott Kelly is participating in a longitudinal study in which he has become the first person to spend more than 215



  • BAE Systems Building “Future Weapons” in Minneapolis

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    This is Part I of the North Star Post series on the local military industrial complex.

    BAE Systems Inc. an international defense contractor is building what can only be described as future-weapons for the United States military. Components for these advanced weapons platforms are being designed, developed, and manufactured right here in Minneapolis. Just what is being created here? The BAE website calls them an, “entirely new gun that will change the Navy forever.”

    The “gun” is more like a cannon, and the cannon is more like something you’d see in a science fiction flick. The proper name