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

Special Finds

Has the hidden matter of the universe been discovered? | Science Daily

Scientists at the Université Paris-Saclay detected for the first time in a new study hidden matters that make up the universe. Astrophysicists consider that around 40% of the ordinary matter that makes up stars, planets, and galaxies remains undetected, concealed in the form of hot gas in the complex cosmic web. They present a 20-year-old statistical analysis data that reveals for the ... Read More »

1,400 artifacts trace Army lineage back to 1600s at new national museum, opening Vet’s Day | Army Times

The new National Museum of the United States Army is opening on Veteran’s Day. The museum is located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia where visitors can learn and appreciate the history and sacrifices of veterans and soldiers who are in service. They will be offering free, timed-entry tickets available if reserved in advance. There are about 1,389 artifacts visitors can see for the first-time ... Read More »

New Zealand’s Chatham Islands might be the only place in the world experiencing overtourism right now | CNN Travel

With the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, a not-so-popular island about 500 miles east of New Zealand’s South Island caught the attention of many Kiwis as the hottest getaway. Tourism New Zealand pivot marketing their country for foreign tourists to encourage domestic travel. The remote archipelago has a lot to offer with its breathtaking nature view. It is also ... Read More »

6-year-old WWII French Resistance agent honored at long last | Stars & Stripes

Marcel Pinte is a 6-year-old boy who have served as WWII French resistance agent. He was known with his code name Quinquin who followed orders and even crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. He was killed by a friendly fire at the age of 6 and is the youngest member of the Resistance fighting occupying Nazis during World ... Read More »

Omaha vet, 103, trained Marine war dogs at Iwo Jima | Omaha World Herold

leading the 6th Marine War Dog Platoon, which participated in the battle for Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945. He shared timeless pictures of his life commanding 60 Marines and 36 dogs. Worth and his Marines learned how to handle the German shepherds and Doberman Pinschers. “I am glad I was able (to serve),” he said. “I was ... Read More »

Mopar’s new Hellcrate Redeye V8 is a monstrous muscle car motor | Fox News

Mopar released its new Hellcrate Redeye V8 that can turn classic rides into serious muscle machines. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 rated at 807 hp and 717 lbs.-ft of torque are one of the top of the line. The Hellcrate Redeye features a 2.7-liter supercharger that runs at 14.5 psi of boost and a 6,500 redline and lists for $21,807. Source: https://www.foxnews.com/auto/mopar-hellcrate-redeye-v8-motor Read More »

Army using wearable tracking devices to learn how soldiers perform under pressure | Military.com

The army is using wearable tracking devices to collect physical performance and physiological data. The infantrymen from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, at Fort Drum, New York took part in this test. This is also part of the program called Measuring and Advancing Soldier Tactical Readiness and Effectiveness (MASTR-E), according to an Army news release. “Our entire intent ... Read More »

The Army is looking for a new machine gun, and the Marines might get a new caliber, too | Military Times

The army is working on a multiyear study on replacing the platoon-level machine gun, the M240. The decision was ‘threat-based’ after it was reported that enemy weapons were outraging the 5.56 mm weapons of the infantry squad in close combat. There are plenty of considerations that need to play into the decision since SOCOM is looking for a machine gun ... Read More »

The Templar hermitage at the heart of the Iberian Peninsula | BBC Travel

The 12th Century hermitage of San Bartolomé de Ucero was built with rich architectural elements of the Templar symbolism. It was said to be the ‘place of power’ for the Templar and also for the Romans in the canyon of Rio Lobos. The design was constructed with Romanesque and early Gothic styles and was believed that the chapel’s interior columns ... Read More »

US Air Force opens new space lab | C4ISRNET

US Air Force opened Deployable Structures Laboratory (DeSel) on Oct 29, 2020, as part of their efforts of a lab focused on developing materials for new deployable space structures. The lab includes specialized equipment and a climate-controlled, vibration-isolated laboratory capable of testing spacecraft structures up to 20-by-15 meters. “AFRL has led the development of high strain composites for deployed spacecraft ... Read More »