Category: To The Geek Life

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These 5 Submarines Could Destroy Entire Countries. Here Is What They Can Do.

These submarines are the ultimate weapons of war.

by TNI Staff, The National Interest 

Built at the same time as the mighty Typhoon-class, the Delta IV is the current backbone of the Russian ballistic missile submarine fleet. The older 18,200-ton Delta IV design is nonetheless a capable platform and its armed with 16 R-29RMU Sineva liquid-fuel ballistic missiles, each of which can carry between four and eight warheads.… Read Full Article

G.E. Smith Jams on the Guitar That Killed Folk!

G.E. Smith (be)holds – and plays some prime Michael Bloomfield licks on – the ’63 Fender Telecaster used by Bloomfield in the ’60s, including when he appeared with Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Bloomfield used the guitar to record the self-titled first album by The Paul Butterfield Band and Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited.” For Smith’s turn, the guitar is plugged into an early-’65 Fender Concert and a Fender reverb unit.… Read Full Article

The History of Jet Engines documentary

The modern jet engine took us higher and faster. Meet the two scientists who invented it at the same time in two different places.

Jet engines date back to the invention of the aeolipile before the first century AD. This device directed steam power through two nozzles to cause a sphere to spin rapidly on its axis.… Read Full Article