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  • Real-Life Laser Rifle: Army Goal
    by Quinn Sena on 02/04/2020 at 5:44 pm

    The Army is looking at its Plasma Acoustic Shield System as a checkpoint defender, for now. But the original idea – and the long-term goal of the project – is to have it be the first baby step towards a portable, lethal laser weapon. The effort, by the U.S. Army’s Advanced Energy Armaments Systems Division

  • Countering China’s Laser Offensive
    by Quinn Sena on 02/04/2020 at 5:44 pm

    :ooooo. China’s military and paramilitary forces have been employing lasers with increasing frequency since at least 2018. By Patrick M. Cronin and Ryan D. Neuhard for The Diplomat. Read more

  • Protein mapping finds 69 potential treatments for COVID-19
    by Quinn Sena on 02/04/2020 at 5:43 pm

    Infectious disease Protein mapping finds 69 potential treatments for COVID-19. Many are FDA-approved drugs that could be repurposed. Read more

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns
    by Genevieve Klien on 02/04/2020 at 5:43 pm

    NASA, one of SpaceX’s biggest customers, also prohibits its employees from using Zoom, said Stephanie Schierholz, a spokeswoman for the U.S. space agency. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston office on Monday issued a warning about Zoom, telling users not to make meetings on the site public or share links widely after it received two

  • ‘Build your own little spaceship’ — Chris Hadfield on isolation
    by Genevieve Klien on 02/04/2020 at 5:43 pm

    Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield is spending lockdown searching for a better test for COVID-19, rewiring his stove, and talking to Euronews about what isolation means — and how to deal with it. Read more

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