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‘We don’t want history to get lost:’ Fort Bragg soldier proposes way to preserve veteran photos | Stars & Stripes

Fort Bragg soldier Sgt. 1st Class Ashely Savage has proposed a new way for veterans, soldiers, and family members to share and save photos. Savage is a public affairs officer with the 3rd Special Forces Group and her idea started when veterans and organizations would send in photos to the military police brigade. “I realized the corps could use a ... Read More »

Teraanga: The word that defines Senegal | BBC Travel

Senegal is a country in West Africa where they always practice the culture of ‘teraanga.” Teraanga emphasizes generosity of spirit and sharing of material possessions in all encounters, even with strangers. The country is known as the “Land of Teraanga” as you would meet people spreading good vibes of looking up to their neighbor and sharing food. This is the Senegalese’s way of life and the true meaning of hospitality is embedded in their identity. ... Read More »

Is the new COVID tech consumer here to stay? | Medium: Steve Sinclair

The behaviors of consumers have dramatically shifted since COVID-19 happened. From online shopping to online grocery deliveries, we experienced an economy dependent and adapted to technology. It is observed that consumers are trying new technologies and brands and spending more on e-commerce over the past several months. This holds a promising future what these innovations can do to make our ... Read More »

Yosemite climber becomes first woman to free climb harrowing, 3,000-foot route in under 24 hours | San Francisco Chronicle

Emily Harrington inspired many women to chase a goal of what seems impossible. She is the first woman to climb the vertical rock formation of El Captain in Yosemite Valley in less than a day. She is up for the challenge to free climb the 3,000-foot granite wall beating a record in the climbing route called the Golden Gate. “The ... Read More »

The theremin: The strangest instrument ever invented? | BBC Culture

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument invented in the 1920s by Léon Theremin. Its’ futuristic sound involve the manipulation of electromagnetic fields around two antennae. The instrument is played without physical contact and players control sounds by moving hands and fingers around the antenna to raise or lower the tone, and up or down over a looped antenna to ... Read More »

Pentagon grappling with AI’s ethical challenges | National Defense

As the US military starts to transition from artificial intelligence with some of its capabilities, there is also an urgent concern to craft new policies to mitigate risks in inventing new technologies. “This is a technology that is increasingly intelligent, ever-changing, and increasingly autonomous, doing more and more on its own,” Peter Singer said. The Defense Department rolled out a ... Read More »

Do NASA’s lunar exploration rules violate space law? | Scientific American

However, different interpretations need to be resolved as some claim that this may have undermined the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. “The Artemis Accords are an attempt by the Americans to walk softly to legitimize their deviation from the Outer Space Treaty,” says Stephan Hobe. Other countries like Russia and China are not participating in this project as they believe ... Read More »

Scilly: Britain’s Mediterranean-like isles steeped in myth | BBC Travel

The Isle of Scilly in England is where is where King Arthur is rumored to be buried. This archipelago with 145 islands is surrounded by developing tourist spots with its vast nature and beaches. Colin Taylor decided to move and shared his story in his book, The Life of a Scilly Sergeant.  Scilly is part of the Duchy of Cornwall, ... Read More »

Air Force gets first new ‘Jolly Green’ rescue helicopters with roots to the Vietnam War | Stars & Stripes

The 23rd Wing and 347th Rescue Group received two HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters, with a legacy tracing back to the Vietnam War. This is to transition away from the HH-60G Pave Hawk model, which is used already for 26 years. It is expected to acquire 108 more Jolly Greens which will conduct operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel ... Read More »

New Navy ship to be named for Vietnam Marine Medal of Honor recipient | Marine Corps Times

Marine Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 after exemplifying his bravery by fighting off multiple attacks in Hue City, Vietnam in 1968. The Navy announced in mid-November that an Expeditionary Sea Base-6, or ESB-6, the class ship will be named in his honor. The ESB ship class is used through a range of military ... Read More »