Trump’s Plan To Zap Incoming Missiles With Lasers Is Back To The Future

Thanks;GEOFF BRUMFIEL Published;April 8, 20195:02 AM ET President Trump vowed in January to “detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” Doing so would likely mean basing defenses in space. Evan Vucci/AP Earlier this year, President Trump laid out an ambitious plan for U.S. missile defenses. “Our goal is simple,”…

S. Korea aims to become No. 4 robotics player by 2023

Thanks; Shin Ji-hye Published; Mar 22, 2019 – 16:44  South Korea plans to turn the nation’s robotics technology into a 15 trillion-won ($13.3 billion) industry, with the aim of becoming the fourth-largest player in the world by 2023.  “Traditional manufacturing sectors can be transformed into future industries by making use of robots,” said President Moon Jae-in…

How a Boeing Safety Feature Became a Suspect in Crashes

Thanks;Alan Levin Published;Updated /March,16 11:00 GMT+7 Planes have been flying with the aid of computers for so long that the term “autopilot” has become part of the language, usually meaning a situation of calm predictability. Yet an automated computer feature is suspected by investigators to be a factor in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max operated by the Indonesian…

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Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion

Thanks;The nation Published;November 16, 2018 01:00 Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, left, poses with Christian Schaake, from the Private Sector Partnership Services, and Kelly Clements, UN deputy high commissioner for refugees, after a ceremony in Geneva. THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid…

The Danger of ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Facing HIV-Positive Troops

Thanks;Samantha Allen Published; 09.19.18 4:55 AM ET Raphye Alexius/Getty The largest employer in the country will not accept people living with HIV. No, not Walmart, which is the largest private employer in the United States, but the United States military, which has long banned anyone who tests positive for HIV from enlisting—and which considers most…

UN, EU hail Bangsamoro law as milestone in road to peace

Thanks;RICHARD A. REYES/AsiaNewsNetwork Published;July,29 MINDANAO ON THEIR MINDS Members of the bicameral conference committee and the Bangsamoro Transition Committee celebrate the approval of the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law on July 18 UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region “a landmark achievement…

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

Thanks; RACHEL KRAUS Published;July,7 2018 Elon Musk offers his resources and expertise to the Thai government. IMAGE: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts of the boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave system in Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer…