Friday, 19 September 2014

Tricorders

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Another Star Trek device is the tricorder, a handheld scanner that was often used by Dr. McCoy to scan patients when making a medical diagnosis. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Weather Modification

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On Star Trek: The Next Generation and other sci-fi shows, the characters sometimes mentioned “scientific” techniques that would stop tornadoes or modify the weather in other ways. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Beating Germany To Ploesti’s Oil Fields

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In 1940, Romanian lands were given to Hungary and Bulgaria. Similarly, the Soviets demanded Bessarabia and Bukovina, and the Romanians acceded. 

The Mechelen Incident

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German military planners were convinced that attacking France and Britain head-on was near suicidal. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Pygmy Tyrannosaur

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With an adult skull length of 63 centimeters (25 in) and standing at slightly more than half the height of Tyrannosaurus, a newly identified cousin of the iconic species called Nanuqsaurus hoglundi was quickly dubbed the “Pygmy Tyrannosaurus” by the press.