Items tagged with us navy

While the construction of new nuclear powerplants in the United States (and in other countries) seems to be falling out of favor, the same can’t be said for their use by the U.S. Military. The US Navy still relies on nuclear power for the bulk of its large warships. But while those ships are powered by nuclear fission reactors, the Navy is talking up the possibility of using much more promising fusion reactors. The problem is that [safely] harnessing nuclear fusion is incredibly more difficult than nuclear fission, and the currentspace requirements are immense. Nuclear fission occurs when isotopes of uranium or plutonium are bombarded with subatomic particles, splitting them apart... Read more...
The U.S. Government doesn’t take too kindly to software piracy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) especially takes issue with pirates, writing on its site: Intellectual property theft involves robbing people or companies of their ideas, inventions, and creative expressions—known as “intellectual property”—which can include everything from trade secrets and proprietary products and parts to movies, music, and software… Preventing intellectual property theft is a priority of the FBI’s criminal investigative program. In a prime case of “Do as I say, not as I do,” the FBI might have to do some investigating within the Department of Defense. The U.S. Navy is being accused of pirating 3D software... Read more...