Islamist attacks in Brussels

34 people were killed and over 200 wounded in a newest example of Islamic terrorism. Responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the ISIS, a Western-supplied terror group operating in the Middle East and Northern Africa. A suicide bomber struck at Brussels Zaventem airport, followed by a Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Both places…

Measuring fighter aircraft maneuvering performance

Maneuvering performance can be divided into several types. Those types are transient maneuverability, angular maneuverability, energy maneuverability and endurance. Transient maneuverability denotes aircraft’s ability to quickly switch from one maneuver to another. Energy performance measures aircraft’s ability to gain, lose or maintain energy (speed and/or altitude). Angular (turn) performance measures aircraft’s ability to achieve and…

Movie review: The Pentagon Wars

The Pentagon Wars is a movie made on the basis of a book of the same name, written by the US Air Force Colonel James Burton (ret.). Story, which is told through a series of flashbacks, focuses on the development of the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.

More is not necessarily better

Modern materialistic society has ingrained many beliefs into human mind, beliefs which are typically taken for granted and thus rarely questioned. One of these beliefs is that having more of something is better than having less of it. More information, for example, can have a positive effect of helping person reach a conclusion. But that…