11:52 [Zero Hedge] (E)
It wasn’t a mistake when Porsche chose Niagara Falls to introduce its new Taycan all electric sports car.
10:18 [cnet] (E)
China`s Yutu-2 rover, launched as part of the Chang`e 4 mission, is the first-ever robot to explore the far side of the moon. Since landing in January, it`s snapped gorgeous views of the lunar surface and made one unexpected discovery. Now, it`s made another surprising find: an unusual substance with a "gel-like" appearance hidden inside a crater.
9:17 [Asia Times] (E)
Can the US defend against hypersonic missiles? By common consensus, existing US air defense systems are not capable of doing so. What would it take to fix existing systems or deploy new ones? There are at least three major types of hypersonic weapons, some of them already deployed by Russia and China, and others under development in the United States.
10:39 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Recent research suggests that we have been too limited in our science and are ignoring what is likely orders of magnitude a greater influence in world weather and its shifts than any manmade emissions. What is relevant to this discussion is the fact that no linear climate model used by the UN IPCC or any of the hundreds of climate think tanks around the world are able to model what is by far the greatest single factor affecting our weather, the “moody” sun.
21:21 [Science Daily] (E)
A new study examines the evolutionary dynamics of circular Rep-encoding single-stranded (CRESS) DNA viruses. The findings show that this broad class of single-stranded DNA viruses, which infect all three cellular domains of life, have acquired their genetic components through complex evolutionary processes not traceable to a single ancestral event.
21:44 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Today first parts of the Russian S-400 air defense systems arrived in Turkey. The Russian Ministry of Defense posted a video of the arrival on Facebook. The Turkish Ministry of Defense video showed the unloading of six support vehicles belong to a S-400 set. A complete S-400 set consists of two radars, a command post, eight launch vehicles with four missiles each, and various loader and other support vehicles. Turkey has ordered two complete sets for which it will pay about $2.5 billion.