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Startup: Research or Punishment

Despite all the amazing technology that exists and currently in development, the beginning of the Cold War always felt to me like the Great Era of American innovation. There’s were piles of government funding available to answer any crazy question… and give us photos like this. What the hell is going on here? My […]

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Screw, Interrupted

One of the byproducts of the Industrial Revolution was an increase in the power and range of guns. With the advancements in material science during that time as well as a bunch of wars in Europe and North America, the weapon of choice began a huge upgrade process. Eventually, navies had huge artillery guns on their ships and land forces had horse-drawn artillery.
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Walkie-Talkies: Not Just for GIs Any More

See the one on the right? The Archer “Space Patrol”? Yeah, I had it. With the Morse Code key and everything! It was awesome! My buddies and me could run around in our army man gear and fight off Commies invading Southern California.
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Military Trickle Down Tech

Every now and then some peacenik will ask me what the military has ever done for us, other than cause death and destruction. Nevermind that if it weren’t for our military said peacenik would be in a gulag for whining. However, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a good answer on the spot. I mean, you can always go with GPS or the Internet (although the peacenik probably still believes Al Gore invented the latter). But what else?
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Startup: A Whole Lotta Hot Air

Hot air balloons are some of the simplest tech out there. I did have the opportunity to go for a brief ride in one many years ago, and they may be the most peaceful way to travel… provided you don’t particularly care where you’re going. During the First World War, hot air […]

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Say hello to my little friend!

Ok, so he’s not so little, and not so friendly. In fact, this Star Wars looking fellow is NOT someone to be trifled with. […]

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