THE FUTURE OF US NAVY FLYING STARTS HERE – ROBOJET X-47B STARTS CARRIER TESTS | Starcruzer*
The US Navy has started deck-handling trials with the Northrop Grumman X-47B uncrewed combat aircraft system demonstrator on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman. Crews have a wearable control system to allow the X-47B to be safely manoeuvred around the busy carrier deck.
Iraqi insurgents mounted homemade rocket launchers on their heads (Wired UK)
Iraq’s insurgents made all sorts of homemade weapons in their seven-year tangle with the US military. Some enterprising militants home-brewed their own rocket launchers — and some even mounted them on their heads.
Adam Rayner is The Saint on TV in 2013 – The Saint News
Last Friday, the news broke on the latest television incarnation of Leslie Charteris’ famous sleuth, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. There have been many rumors about a new show since the 1997 Val Kilmer movie, with such stars as James Purefoy and Dougray Scott attached to them. After years of perseverance, it appears that the efforts have finally paid off and a new TV show of The Saint will start filming in January 2013.
Star Bores: census reveals more Jedi Knights than Lib Dems or Tories | Political Scrapbook
At the end of 2011, Lib Dem membership, which saw a cliff-edge fall last year, was found limping at 49,000 compared to the strong force of 177,000 Jedi Knights.
Photo: X-47B On Board The Truman
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is the first aircraft carrier to host test operations for an unmanned aircraft. Harry S. Truman is underway supporting carrier qualifications.
BBC News – Antarctic ‘lost world’ to be explored
Final checks are under way in Antarctica before the launch of a daring attempt to investigate an ancient lake beneath the ice-sheet.
CultureLab: MoMath: Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics
The founders of the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) know they have a fight on their hands, given the pervasive idea that the subject is boring, hard and scary. But they are determined to give mathematics a makeover, with exhibits that express an unselfconscious, giddy joy in exploring the world of numbers and forms.
Eliza Dushku will co-star in a new TV version of The Saint | Film | Newswire | The A.V. Club
Trading his acting safari suit for his producing safari suit, Roger Moore has partnered with his son Geoffrey, Heroes/Alias writer Jesse Alexander, and Con Air/Expendables director Simon West on a new version of his most famous character that isn’t currently being played in a far more lucrative manner, The Saint.