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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Special Finds

Artificial pancreas effectively controls type 1 diabetes in children age 6 and up | Science Daily

A clinical trial on an artificial pancreas done in four pediatric diabetes centers effectively controlled type 1 diabetes for children. 101 children participated in the experiment for four months. The artificial pancreas is also known as closed-loop control where it tracks blood glucose levels using a...

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain | BBC News

Elon Musk is working with scientists on his start-up Neuralink to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. It recently displayed their trial with a pig called Gertrude that has a coin-sized computer chip in her...

The remote hideout of the World Bank | BBC Travel

Opened in 1902, the Mount Washington Hotel was built by Joseph Stickney during the Gilded Age leisure boom. It stands in Bretton Woods where you can view Mount Washington and the White Mountains’ Presidential Range. The hotel was where...

WWII veteran Richardson Tritt honored on 100th birthday | Cape Gazette

World War II veteran Richardson C. Tritt celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 20 at his Dover home. He served as a member of the Marine Corps Raiders during his time from July of 1942 to January 1945. Two legislative tributes were presented for Tritt’s military as...

The Marine Corps is still looking for more female officers to attempt its infantry course | Marine Corps Times

The Marine Corps is looking for more female infantry officers, according to an administrative message released in early August. This is in lieu of Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s goal of gender diversity among infantry officers. It is also an opportunity for...

Search for WWII soldier who left his name in a Dutch cave turns up some leads | Stars & Stripes

Last month local resident Walther Odekerken discovered an inscription in a cave in Valkenburg that stated “Wm. Thompson,” aka “Gimpy Joe,” from “Pgh, Pa” and was dated 9-17-44. This is the same day that Allie troops liberated the town...

Facebook agrees to pay France €106m in back taxes | BBC News

Facebook has agreed to pay France in back taxes to settle a dispute over its revenues earned in the country. The payment amounts to €106m (£95.7m) covering the last decade of its French operations from 2009 and an additional...

Military dogs get ‘real feel’ bite training with fake skin sleeves that bleed | Marine Corps Times

Dr. Stephen Lee, a senior scientist with the Army Research Office, designed a sleeve device for military dogs that has a flesh-like sensation and can bleed to simulate actual biting. The circumference of the arm was also reduced giving it “authentic human skin texture”. The...

Israel and UAE in historic direct flight following peace deal | BBC News

The first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab of Emirates took place. The three-hour trip helps normalize relations after an announcement of a peace deal. The peace deal was made on August 13th. UAE leaders have claimed...

Veraxx wins $218M Army Special Ops training support contract | Govcon Wire

Verax Engineering was granted a contract to provide systems and tools for Army Special Ops Training for $218 million. The company will develop mission simulation, rehearsal, advanced planning, and preview platforms for use in the branch's live, virtual, and constructive...

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US Green Berets who’ve trained Taiwanese troops explain how they could fight China and why the US keeps their mission secret | Business Insider

During the first week of October, China sent more than 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Although this...

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