A precursor to the more recently created KSK, there was a team of soldiers created in the Federal Republic of Germany to deal with counter-terrorism at a time when the primary fear of many people was that of a Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. That unit continues to exist today, and […]Read more "The GSG-9 Counter-terrorism Team"
Despite the fact that most manned missions into space today revolve around the International Space Station (ISS) and efforts to colonize outer space have become drastically reduced since the success of the Apollo program, experts have theorized ways for humans to exist among the stars for years. One design, like the Stanford-Torus ring habitats, involves […]Read more "O’Neill Cylinders: Future Colonies"
If there’s one thing that’s been made abundantly clear in recent years, it’s that the military of the Russian Federation is looking to modernize in order to compete with the United States and NATO. This can be seen in the development of the AK-12 assault rifle to the PAK FA stealth fighter, and now the […]Read more "Russia’s New T-14 Armata"
While it is not uncommon to find certain texts written in dead or obscure languages that are not used or spoken anymore, eventually researchers are able to translate or decipher it. One such text, known as the Voynich Manuscript, is written in a strange, unknown language. However, despite being discovered roughly one hundred years ago, […]Read more "The Indecipherable Voynich Manuscript"