Book Review – The Spartan Supremacy 412-371 BC


Sparta was a small city state. Only one part of its history has been heavily covered by historians, who have neglected the periods to either side of the Peloponnesian War. The result is that Sparta is not set in perspective against its history. What historians have done is take a decision on what they think is interesting or important against a wider canvas. This new study corrects previous defects in coverage and the result is a very readable book that looks at to period 412-371 BC to give a true perspective of Sparta, addressing questions previously ignored.

Nominaties HISWA Boot van het Jaar bekend

In deze nieuwsbrief vind je het laatste watersportnieuws, leuke aanbiedingen en uiteraard ook informatie over de HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2015, van 11 t/m 15 maart in Amsterdam RAI. Bekijk de website voor meer informatie.

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2015 volop in voorbereiding van 60e editie

Het HISWA team is druk bezig met de voorbereidingen van alweer de 60e editie van de HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show in Amsterdam RAI. Joost Ringeling, beursmanager: “Met nog vier maanden te gaan, liggen we goed op koers. Naast onze trouwe deelnemers mogen we komend jaar ook veel nieuwe bedrijven verwelkomen, waaronder Hellas Watersport, XO Boats, Festec Trade BV en Seascape Benelux; dat is natuurlijk een heel positief signaal.”

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General Dynamics Receives $84 Million Award for Ohio Replacement Program Missile Tubes

Ohio-class submarine launches Trident ICBMs

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $83.8 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the United Kingdom’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
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Fifteen Years of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory

Candra-0087 xray


This Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster was taken on Oct. 30, 1999, with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) in an observation that lasted about six hours. Hydra A is a galaxy cluster that is 840 million light years from Earth. The cluster gets its name from the strong radio source, Hydra A, that originates in a galaxy near the center of the cluster. Optical observations show a few hundred galaxies in the cluster. Chandra X-ray observations reveal a large cloud of hot gas that extends throughout the cluster. The gas cloud is several million light years across and has a temperature of about 40 million degrees in the outer parts decreasing to about 35 million degrees in the inner region.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space fifteen years ago aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives 2014 Environmental Excellence Award from Industrial Environmental Association


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recognized for its environmental conservation and leadership efforts to continuously implement energy-efficient solutions at its San Diego shipyard. This week the company received an Award of Environmental Excellence from the Industrial Environmental Association at its 2014 conference in San Diego.

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Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Wideband Radios from Nation in Central Asia


• Delivering high-frequency and multiband tactical radios to nation’s armed forces
• Establishes crucial communication links for operating in beyond line-of-sight and line-of-sight environments
• Further expands international deployment of Falcon III portfolio of tactical radios

ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received an $18 million order from a nation in Central Asia for Falcon III® wideband tactical radios. The radios will provide advanced voice and data capabilities for the country’s armed forces on the frontline. The order was received during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

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