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Saturn May Be Creating a New Moon

Saturn, with notation showing location of visible disturbance on outer rings. (NASA)

Astronomers around the world are hoping a newly released image from the far reaches of our solar system is the never before seen birth of a new moon. NASA's spacecraft Cassini, in orbit around Saturn, sent a photo of a bright protrusion on the edge of one of the planet's outer rings. It may be […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Burris FastFire III with AR-F3 Mount

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by Robert F. Kay The first time I saw the diminutive FastFire was in its earliest incarnation. It sat atop a 1911 wadcutter owned by the best shooter in the state. I was intrigued. He talked ecstatically about it. I had always used the classic tubular red dot scopes from Ultradot, so this was something […]

April 13th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Vehicles May Soon Be Talking to Each Other

Cars may soon talk to one another

By George Putic - WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators are close to approving new standards for enabling vehicles to communicate with each other, hoping the new technology will reduce traffic accidents. Within as little as three years, automakers may be required to equip all new cars with the so-called ‘vehicle-to-vehicle’ communication devices. Vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, is […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Excessive Gamma Rays at Milky Way’s Center Hint at Dark Matter

Excessive Gamma Rays at Milky Way’s Center Hint at Dark Matter

Scientists believe high-energy gamma rays emanating from the center of our Milky Way are being produced by dark matter, the mysterious hypothetical substance believed to make up most of the physical universe. A new study based on independent research of gamma ray light shows that the center of our galaxy is cranking out huge amounts […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

New Atomic Clock Could Be Accurate for 300 Million Years

NIST physicists Steve Jefferts (foreground) and Tom Heavner with the NIST-F2 “cesium fountain” atomic clock, a new civilian time standard for the United States.

U.S. researchers have launched a new atomic clock they say will neither gain nor lose a second in 300 million years. The clock, called NIST-F2, will serve “new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard,” researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado said. The current standard has been set by […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Melvin Morris SFC USA Medal of Honor - A QUIET ACHIEVER

SFC Melvin Morris USArmy Medal of Honor

BY DUANE A. VACHON PH.D. - If  you  were born and raised in Oklahoma in the 1950’s and were black, careers and jobs were sort of thin on the ground.  Maybe if you could find something in the fields or, if you got lucky, some kind of trade.  There was one other choice, join the […]

April 5th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

On Target Review: Dadson BCG (Bolt Carrier Group)

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by Paul Panella Editor's Note:  At SHOT our top reporter, Paul Panella, had the opportunity to acquire a BCG from a company that may not be a household name--Dadson's Machining. Located in Hammond, Wisconsin, like many OEMs they do quality work but you simply don't hear about them because they don't cater to retail buyers. Dadson's […]

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Study: Gastric Bypass Procedure Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

Surgery can eliminate type 2 diabetes

By Carol Pearson - A new study at the Cleveland Clinic shows that bariatric surgery reverses Type 2 diabetes 90 percent of the time, meaning patients have normal blood sugar levels, sometimes immediately afterwards, and they no longer have to take insulin or other medications to control the illness. Marla Evans enjoys playing with her […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Vietnamese Consumers Shop for 'Safe' Vegetables on Internet

A shopper reads packaging on vegetables on sale at Veggies, a grocery shop in central Hanoi listed on a website providing consumers with information on where to buy "safe" vegetables, March 28, 2014. (Marianne Brown/VOA)
A shopper reads packaging on vegetables on sale at Veggies, a grocery shop in central Hanoi listed on a website providing consumers with information on where to buy "safe" vegetables, March 28, 2014. (Marianne Brown/VOA)

HANOI — In Vietnam, there are rising concerns about the excessive use of pesticides on crops. To ensure their vegetables are safe, some consumers are now shopping for produce online. Billboards carry the message “don’t abuse pesticides, think of the consumer,” but a lack of government regulation has done little to combat the overuse of […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Study Links Obesity to How Well We Digest Carbs

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Obesity may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The body uses carbohydrates from the food we eat to produce glucose, which is used to fuel bodily functions. The human body can either use this glucose right away or store it in the liver […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

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