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When it comes to information that is out of my skill set, I enjoy hearing lectures by experts in those particular fields. What if hundreds of them were officially documented to being witness to unexplainable and curious events?

Science logically accounts for roughly 1% of the known universe, and we have explored less than 1% of our own ocean floors. What mysteries exist in remaining 99% of physical reality remain to be determined..or discovered.

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Opening excerpt of testimonials in the first 3 minutes include those in the occupation of: USAF aircraft control / National Guard JAG – Eisenhower Whitehouse / Aerospace Researcher – NASA / United States Navy Radar Specialist / United States Navy Radar Operator USS Roosevelt / Senior Air Traffic Controller – Mexico City Intl. Airport / Senior FAA Official / Air Traffic Controller – Edwards Airforce Base / US Airforce – Chief Master Sergeant – NRO / US Navy Pilot – Top Secret Nuclear Clearance / US Navy – Top Secret Clearance, Zebra Badge / United States Airforce – SAC Lauch Officer and Engineer / US Marine Corps / Langley Air Force Base VA –
Tactical Air Command / United States Airforce – Security Specialist / Military Intelligence – Ministry of Defense.

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When I first saw this contraption on the Wired blog, I thought I was looking at an old drawing of mine from grade school, or something that would be used for transportation by Storm Shadow.   I wonder how many miles to the gallon these vehicles get.  It looks like only one human fits to each vehicle, and since they are using them for an expedition, there would be a whole formation of these gliding over the snow at once.  Nice.

Lotus is renowned for building lightweight sports cars with razor-sharp handling, but it’s traded tarmac for snow pack with a prop-driven, biofuel-burning ice-rider designed for a 3,000-mile trek across Antarctica.

The CIV was built by Kieron Bradley, a former Formula 1 chassis designer, and polar guide Jason de Carteret. It burns biofuel and uses what looks to us like a BMW motorcycle engine to spin a huge propeller. The vehicle is 15 feet long and 15 feet wide and rides on three skis, each with independent suspension — Lotus builds sports cars, after all — to make traversing the sastruga fields a little easier on the guy in the cockpit. Braking comes from a spiked foot that works a bit like an ice axe.

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