New proton therapy offers hope

Chemotherapy has had many success stories, but this is at a cost of destroying healthy tissue along with the cancer cells, according to CNN. Health practitioners desperately want something that hits the cancer directly with little to no damage to the rest of the body.

Yves Jongen, Belgium engineer and nuclear physicist may have the best weapon against cancer.

He has designed a new therapy that targets cancer with proton radiation. He claims his therapy is precise and doesn’t come with a list of side effects.

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Pacific F-35 Hubs

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The U.S. decision for Japan and Australia to host the Asia-Pacific service hubs for the F-35 stealth jets marks a new phase in their trilateral cooperation on military equipment and maintenance.

“This is a meaningful development when considering securing a support system for the F-35s, maintaining the foundations of Japan’s domestic defense industry and strengthening Japan’s alliance with the U.S.,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told the press on Thursday.

The high-tech F-35 fighters were developed jointly by the U.S. and the U.K., among other contributors, and will be acquired in the Asia-Pacific by Japan, Australia and South Korea. The hub in Australia will service aircraft in the southern Pacific, while the one in Japan will handle jets in the northern Pacific.

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More Intel on the Chinese J-31″stealth” fighter

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More information is gradually coming through about the Chinese J-31 (FC-31 for export market).

And it’s not good news for the Chinese, who in future, are (were) hoping to sell the aircraft to nations like Pakistan.

It seems that, not only does the Chinese “stealth” plane have major handling issues, (as previously reported on these pages) it’s actually not “stealthy” at all.

Military experts from mainland China told Want Daily that the Russian Su-35 fighter and U.S. C-17 cargo planes participating in the Zhuhai Air Show last month could detect the J-31 in the air during its performance.

Uh oh.

It stands to reason, that if a C-17 Globemaster aircraft can detect a J-31, you could only imagine how the J-31 would appear on the screens of a Patriot missile unit….or an F-22 Raptor.

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Bureau 121

Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121.

Defectors from the North have said Bureau 121, staffed by some of the most talented computer experts in the insular state, is part of the General Bureau of Reconnaissance, an elite spy agency run by the military. They have said it is involved in state-sponsored hacking, used by the Pyongyang government to spy on or sabotage its enemies.

Pyongyang has active cyber-warfare capabilities, military and software security experts have said. Much of it is targeted at the South, technically still in a state of war with North Korea. But Pyongyang has made no secret of its hatred of the United States, which was on the South’s side in the 1950-53 Korean War.

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That’s why Sheldon invented Rock /Paper /Scissors/Lizard/Spock

The question of how to win at Rock-Paper-Scissors has, believe it or not, plagued mathematicians and game theorists for quite some time. While they previously had devised a theoretical answer to the question, a new experiment by University in China Zhijian Wang Zhejiang  that used real players, has revealed an interesting wrinkle to the original theory. Continue reading