The author has provided a fascinating history of fire, its impact on the planet and its life forms. Fire is a greatly under estimated phenomena. It has an enormous impact on the environment and the development of everything that lives in that environment. Its impact is at least an equal to water, ice, plate tectonics, weather patterns and atmosphere – Highly Recommended.
The author has produced an absorbing biography of WWII naval hero Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa. “Swede” flew the SBD Dauntless dive-bomber and the F4F Wildcat fighter during the start of the Pacific War – Most Highly Recommended.
The publisher has established a number of series of books featuring many rare photographs and these have become very popular with an expanding readership, beyond the original target of historians, professionals and military enthusiasts. This new addition to popular the Air War Archive series is a worthy addition with some excellent photographs that have not been published before in books available to the general public – Highly Recommended.
The euphoria generated by the successful landings in Normandy, and the subsequent breakout from the beachheads, has largely glossed over the consequences and collateral damage in France. The author has provided a worthy evaluation of the costs, with the short term and long term effects – Most Highly Recommended.
A delightful account of two people against the backdrop of the Burma campaign. Nurses served close to, and sometimes behind the enemy lines in Burma. It is a story that has never been told well and this book puts that right – Most Highly Recommended.
Continue reading Some Sunny Day, A nurse, A soldier. A wartime love story
Wolfgang Luth was an exceptional submarine commander, second highest scoring U-Boat Ace of WWII. Luth operated in almost every theatre of the naval war and was one of only seven German military personnel to be awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds – Most Highly Recommended.
Of a handful of leading military commanders of WWII, Brian Horrocks stood out & was compared to Rommel. This is more than a biography of a major military figure, but a life lesson – Most Highly Recommended.
- Trial could be first step toward widespread use of autonomous vehicles on airfields across the world and could reduce vehicle numbers, emissions and costs
- Pilot study designed to demonstrate that autonomous vehicles can work safely on an airfield
- May lead to ‘an Uber-like service operating across the airfield’ for staff
Gatwick’s 300 airside vehicles are stationary 90% of the time – as staff attend to aircraft and passengers – but a trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer, the airport announced today.
- Title Ships detected by AISSat-1
- Released 17/01/2018 11:56 pm
- Copyright Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
- DescriptionIn 2010, the Norwegian Space Centre launched the AISSat-1 nanosatellite to demonstrate the detection of AIS signals, supported by ESA’s GSTP and Prodex programmes.
The colour code shows how many times each ship has been observed by AISSat-1 during the observation period of 24 hours (red->yellow: fewer observations, green->blue: more observations).
In areas with heavy maritime traffic the number of messages sent by ships can be so high that they jam the satellite receiver.
- Id 389115
18 January 2018
ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.
Munich, 19 March 2018 – The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users.