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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Don’t go to the dentist just yet, warns the World Health Organization | SFIST

According to the World Health Organization dentist offices might be a hot spot to catch COVID-19. This is due to all the face to face interaction and the difficulty of safe social distancing. WHO is warning people not to...

Agnes Chow: Hong Kong activist hailed as the ‘real Mulan’ | BBC News

A Hong Kong activist, Agnes Chow, is getting an influx of support as many compare her to the real-life Mulan for her heroic actions. She is one of the many being arrested for standing up to the government about...

Model Suggests Toxic Transformation on Venus | Scientific American

According to researchers, although Venus is fiery and has hot temperatures, it might have once been habitable for oceans like we have here. Scientist are starting to believe that the planet started out bone dry. There was already the...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

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