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What are Micrometeorites?

Every day approximately 100 metric tons of cosmic dust collides with Earth, mainly in the form of micrometeorites. Most of these mineral particles (iron, nickel, etc.) are smaller than grains of sand, and they are falling down on us all the Read More

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US Special Ops: Colt 1911 Pistol

Perhaps most interesting thing about the U.S. military are the technologies used throughout history. If you're one of the many fascinated by the weapons of elite military forces you'll be delighted by excerpts like this one from US Special Read More

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How Do Drones Fly?

Drones, or multicopters, are radio controlled aircraft (RC). In Adam Juniper’s book, The Complete Guide to Drones, he explains how drones fly by first comparing them to traditional aircraft: the lift that keeps a traditional plane aloft Read More

Discovery launched on the first of its thirty-nine missions on August 30, 1984, with a six-person crew ready to deploy three communications satellites and conduct science experiments. Photo: NASA
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Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle came into being in the 1970s as the answer to two questions: “What should the United States do in space after sending men to the Moon?” and “How can the United States continue putting people in space at a lower cost than Read More

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How Do Snowflakes Form?

It takes a bit more than cooling clouds to form a snow crystal. Even though we see each snowflake as an individual element, its development involves a rapid and sensitive interaction of water molecules responding to the forces of wind and Read More

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Indoor and “Toy” Drones

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own drone? The Complete Guide to Drones gives you the scoop on the best drones to test out with the family right in your own home!   Multicopters are a lot of fun, and the best, cheapest, Read More

PREDATOR
Including the updated “gray eagle” model, this drone has been in service since 1995 with the USAF. Although it was initially a reconnaissance aircraft, from 2004 the MQ-1A “Predator” has carried Hellfire missiles. It’s an effective weapon, but not without its problems; many have been lost and, including its successor — the MQ-9 “Reaper” — four have been shot down.
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Military Drones

Drones. We hear about them all the time. We hear of the argued benefits to the technology; we hear of the possible dangers they propose. But what exactly are drones? The following excerpt form The Complete Guide to Drones offers a brief Read More

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History of Drones

You can buy them, build them, and find them flying overhead. But how did they come about? The Complete Guide to Drones shares the history of these flying robots. Multicopters, or drones, were something of a minority interest until a Read More

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The Handgun Guide for Women: Expert Tips

Tara Dixon Engel’s newest book is more than just a guide about handguns; The Handgun Guide for Women is a tried-and-true resource for researching, purchasing, owning, firing, and maintaining a handgun with confidence, and it shines an Read More

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The Handgun Guide: 4 Types of Ammo Malfunctions

If you’ve ever considering reading a guide to owning and operating (and choosing and maintaining) a handgun, you’re in luck: Tara Dixon Engel has written that guide, and it is as comprehensive, common-sense, and engaging as it is factual. Read More

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A supply tank nicknamed “Griff” and armed with a machine gun for defense against attacking infantry carries needed provisions forward to soldiers of the US 30th Infantry Division engaged with enemy troops. A soldier walks along with the tank and appears to be guiding it to its destination.
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Tanks in The First World War

Tanks were an essential in the First World War, as they were used to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. The following pictures and their descriptions on tanks in WWI are excerpted from Michael E. Haskew‘s book Tank: Read More