Monday, July 15, 2013

As It Stands blog: Tiny Satellites for all, & Tanks Purchased for the 2022 World Cup!

  Good Day World!

Here we are on Monday. It comes this time every week. Today, I have two quick stories for you to get your mojo going for the week ahead:

Someday, swarms of satellites the size of a tissue box will be snapping pictures, taking environmental readings and broadcasting messages from orbit — but the entities controlling those satellites won't be governments.

Instead, they'll be hard-core hobbyists and elementary-school students, entrepreneurs and hacktivists. In short, anyone who can afford a few hundred dollars to send something to the final frontier.

I’m sure not making any plans to see the 2022 World Cup. It sounds more like preparation for an international war if the wrong team wins!Qatar WC

Qatar is set to purchase 118 Leopard tanks and 16 tank howitzers from Germany in preparation for hosting the 2022 World Cup.

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag made the announcement Sunday claiming the oil-rich nation will pay several billion dollars to German defense manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and defense tech group Rheinmetall.

The deal comes after the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel approved the initial purchase of 62 Leopard tanks and 24 howitzers this past spring.

Time for me to walk on down the road…


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