Champ EMP Missile Tested

Oct 28, 12 Champ EMP Missile Tested

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The Air Force and Boeing have successfully tested a missile that can selectively knock out electronics as it passes over a target. Cruising fast over the Western Utah Desert, a lone missile makes history at the Utah Test and Training Range. The missile, known as CHAMP, or Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project may one day change modern warfare, by defeating electronic targets with little or no collateral damage. On Oct. 16th at 10:32 a.m. MST a Boeing Phantom Works team along with members from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate team, and Raytheon Ktech, suppliers of the High Power Microwave source, huddled in a conference room at Hill Air Force Base and watched the history making test unfold on a television monitor. CHAMP approached its first target and fired a burst of High Power Microwaves at a two story building built on the test range. Inside rows of personal computers and electrical systems were turned on to gauge the effects of the powerful radio waves. Seconds later the PC monitors went dark and cheers erupted in the conference room. CHAMP had successfully knocked out the computer and electrical systems in the target building. Even the television cameras set up to record the test were knocked off line without collateral damage.  Read more…....

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Played Tobacco Road Today

Oct 27, 12 Played Tobacco Road Today

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Last day of our golf vacation and we played Tobacco Road, which is a few miles outside of Pinehurst. Tobacco Road is a unique course highlighted by waste bunkers that have to comprise at least 40% of the course’s acreage.  Updated with better photos.              ...

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Played National Golf Club Today

Oct 26, 12 Played National Golf Club Today

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The National Golf Club, designed by Nicklaus, was a great course. Immaculately kept, fast greens, and plenty of...

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GDP Grows at 2% in 3rd Quarter

Oct 26, 12 GDP Grows at 2% in 3rd Quarter

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Happy days are here again.  That is if you are fine with European growth rates. Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2012 (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.3 percent. Read more…. Average the 3rd quarter with the second quarter, and in essence, this economy is anemic.  ...

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Played Southern Pines

Oct 25, 12 Played Southern Pines

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Played another Donald Ross course today, Southern Pines. The course is in great shape. Ross designed course certainly make you play a different game. In Cincinnati, you can run shots up to the green, but here you need to fly the...

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