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Raytheon developing compact, inexpensive human microwaves (Engadget)

Apr 8th 2009 12:29PM Can someone please tell me how cooking the enemy with microwaves on the battlefield is more humane than killing them with a .50 cal machine gun. Our service personnel use a unreliable assault rifle that shoots the equivalent of a high velocity .22 round just because NATO says it's more humane. I thought war was about killing (kill being the operative word) greater numbers of the enemy as fast as possible to make it impossible for the said enemy to continue fighting. War is not nice or neat, people die horribly innocent and combatant alike. That is the point. That fact is what is supposed to influence our leaders around the world and populations to choose diplomacy first and war as a LAST resort for conflict resolution. I fear the more blood and ugliness that is removed from combat the more frivolous "wars" we will have.

11 Midwest Ag secretaries ask Obama to raise ethanol blend to 15 or 20 percent (Autoblog Green)

Mar 9th 2009 10:04PM Why don't they just sell the extra corn off for some nice old moonshine? That would be a better use than putting more Ethanol in Gasoline.

Geneva 2009: Fiat unveils new Multiair engine line (Autoblog Green)

Mar 7th 2009 6:07PM Formula cars have used pneumatically actuated valve trains for a while now. Preston Tucker suggested this feature on his car in the 40's. Too bad it has taken so long for anyone to put this into any form of production, it's like having a cam for every occasion. Now if they could get these production engines closer to adiabatic temperatures we could see some real efficiency.

AMD announces GLOBALFOUNDRIES spin-off, forgets to name it something awesome (Engadget)

Mar 4th 2009 2:00PM Global Foundries sounds good to me. Nice and industrial, not so silicon valley like Advanced Micro Devices.