Want Daily SOF News Articles and Job Listings Delivered to Your Inbox?

Special Finds

Mauritius oil spill: Rush to pump out oil before ship breaks | BBC News

The ship carried 4,000 tons of oil and hit a coral reef causing it to spill out into the Mauritius coast. France has sent assistance. Volunteers have been using straws to create barriers so the oil doesn’t expand more. However, this goes against the government telling people to leave the clean-up to the government. Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53750151 Read More »

2 of the worst exercises you can do for your spine are super common, according to a chiropractor | Well + Good

Chiropractors have seen all kinds of back injuries, including exercise related ones. Well + Good has broken down two exercises that you might do that will cause you to fall victim to injuring your spine or your back. Spinal injuries can be deadly and often take longer to heal, meaning preventative measures are very important. Source: https://www.wellandgood.com/worst-exercises-for-back/ Read More »

An aerospace startup just won a contract to develop an Air Force One jet that can travel at Mach 5 | Business Insider

They have won a contract with the US Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to produce the next vessel to help transport the President. They will be replacing the Air Force One. It was developed to be five times faster than the speed of sound also known as Mach 5. The tests were completed in March. Source: ... Read More »

Watch Chinese frogmen fire their special underwater guns | The Drive

This unit is nicknamed Sea Dragon as they are tasked with many different underwater tasks. One of which is using a special underwater gun. They are using the QBS-06 underwater assault rifles, which can direct back to the Soviet Union. The Drive provides a video of the gun in use. Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35578/watch-chinese-naval-commandos-fire-their-special-underwater-guns Read More »

Laser weapons get ready for the big time | Military Aerospace Electronics

Lasers are closely getting considered to making it as a big-time weapon. Although they have been around since the 1960’s they are starting to gain popularity. Russia uses lasers commonly and are focused on their short target use. Emerging technology is making it easier to weaponize lasers without them needing long cool down periods or large vehicles to move and ... Read More »

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers, researchers say | Science Daily

It was previously thought by researchers and scientist that Mars was covered by flowing rivers like earth, however more research has been done and it is now shown that Mars was covered in ice sheets. This new discovery suggest that Mars might have once had rivers, rainfall, and oceans in different time periods. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200803120154.htm Read More »

Army scientists develop realistic canine bite sleeve to improve training | Eurek Alert

Working canines help search, guide, and attack enemies. Part of their training is learning to bite in an effort to not have to use a weapon against the enemy. Army scientists are now coming up with a bite sleeve trainers can wear when trying to train the dogs on how to bite, without getting the trainer hurt, while still creating ... Read More »

Coronavirus: What would working from home in Barbados really be like? | BBC News

Barbados is offering a visa that would allow you to go there for up to a year and work from home. You could trade out your normal suburban view for the beach life. There are some requirements like income earning and health insurance. They also conduct national security checks. You can bring children and expose them to a Barbados education ... Read More »

Conspiracy theorists are convinced there’s a secret message hidden in this Army photo | Task & Purpose

Moments later it became a center point of conversation for the QAnon conspiracy theory followers. The picture has a shape of a Q in it and some believed it pointed to the theory that believes that the US is ran by democratic child sex traffickers meant to bring President Donald Trump down. The Army denies that the picture was alluding ... Read More »

The lost treasures of London’s River Thames | BBC Travel

Mudlarks played an important role in studying London’s history where their passion is searching and finding treasures relevant from the past. As the tide drops in the muddy river of Thames, they would wade into the mud to grab significant objects that show clue of the rich history of Thames. Mudlarks get a license from the Port of London Authority ... Read More »