Difference Between Engineers

This is for the engineers that work in the defense industry:  Question: What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Answer: Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.

Israeli Air Force F-16i

You may have heard that Israel will be early in-line to take delivery on the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter… At this time, the F-16i (an F-16 two-seater, retrofitted with top-of-the-line electronics) is the mainstay of the Israeli Air Force.  You

Are Most Computer Users Idiots?

An article in Arstechnica describes the results of testing common computer users…  Psychologists ran a test whereby they had test subjects click on a dialog box that in effect said: “You are about to install some malware. Malware is bad. By clicking

Are Cholesterol Drugs Helpful?

The never-ending recommendations for taking care of your health continue to flip-flop.  A recent article in the Washington Post details the results of a study that indicate supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are helpful to the heart.  Meanwhile, the

SR-71 Blackbird: Insider’s Story

The article below is a great inside story about the high-flying SR-71 Blackbird.  Thanks to Joe Knecht for forwarding… In April 1986, following an attack on American soldiers at a Berlin disco, President Reagan ordered the bombing of Muammar Qaddafi’s

Maximum Brain Power in One Location

I came across an article about the 1927 Solvay International Conference on Physics. This conference brought together the world’s most notable physicists (Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Bohr, Planck, Curie, Einstein, etc. — see thumbnail below).   To give you an idea of the