To Marilyn Martin:
RE: "...the new drone GA-ASI (General Atomic Aeronautical Systems) MQ-1C. (Is it atomic powered? Then why is NASA cancelling future space missions from lack of plutonium?)"
No, the drone is not atomic powered. General Atomics is the name of a major defense contractor that was founded in 1955 and is a division of General Dynamics. Some of the products that they provide, besides reactors, include UAVs (aerial drones), maglev transportation, electronic aircraft launch systems (EALS), and AC propulsion systems for mining mega-trucks. Aeronautical Systems is an "affiliated company."
RE: "U.S. ARMY EVALUATES LOAD-CARRYING EXOSKELTONS - These hydraulic-powered outer shells are designed to help soldiers carry up to 200 pounds. (Is "Ironman" becoming reality? Is there a military limit - or limited interest - in nano-technology?)"
A better literary allusion, rather than Ironman, would be Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers. One of the functions of the combat armor depicted in that book was to allow the individual soldier to be able to carry more ammunition and heavier weapons.
Nanotechnology? There is absolutely nothing in the exoskeleton prototype that is related to nanotechnology! Where did you get that idea?
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