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Drones Offer Hope for Fighting Arctic Oil Spills

on Apr 26, 2016

Ships are flocking to the Arctic, increasing the risk of a spill in an ill-prepared region. Source: Drones Offer Hope for Fighting Arctic Oil Spills | Hakai Magazine

Red tape keeps Coast Guard’s night-vision equipment idle

on Apr 20, 2016

Night-vision technology that could give an edge to Coast Guard crews paroling dangerous drug-smuggling routes from the Caribbean is collecting dust because of red tape from the Federal Drug Administration, a lawmaker charges. Source: Red tape keeps Coast Guard’s night-vision equipment idle, says lawmaker | Fox...

Coast Guard body scanners help recruits look shipshape

on Mar 22, 2016

CAPE MAY — The U.S. Coast Guard installed new body scanners this year at Training Center Cape May– but not for the security reasons you might expect. Source: Coast Guard body scanners help recruits look shipshape – Press of Atlantic City:...

Planning Ahead

on Mar 1, 2016

Here in California El Nino was supposed to save the state from the drought it’s been in for years. That didn’t happen. Too often we give science and technology more credit than they deserve and put our faith in them, rather than plan for things we know will eventually happen like droughts. As California rolls into the Spring and Summer months this could end up having dire consequences. There was a time when we knew better, let’s hope that we come to our senses before it’s too late.

Celestial Navigation

on Feb 23, 2016

We just heard that the Navy will begin teaching celestial navigation again and we couldn’t be more happy about that. This system has served us well, and will continue to do so in the event of the failure of our technology systems. It works without computers and is very reliable. No need worry that this will become a lost art. Good move on the Navy’s part.