Sci-fi in the theater of war: Boeing patents plasma force field

Boeing (NYSE: BA), has obtained a patent for a plasma force field.  Actually, the patent is for something called a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” so the term “force field” is perhaps being used a bit loosely.  Nevertheless, the force field is intended to envelop and …

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World Health Organization’s Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea- Fact or fiction?

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea in what it claims is an effort to determine the experimental drug’s effectiveness in the fight against future outbreaks of the life threatening hemorrhagic virus that, according to the WHO, has a 25-90% fatality rate …