A recent article in Popular Mechanics details progress on the manufacture of synthetic hagfish slime that the Navy hopes can be used to disable enemy vessels. Although I have doubts about slime being able to stop a spinning propeller, slime would be very effective in clogging intakes and cooling pumps, which would result in engine overheating. The challenge will be delivery. It reminds me of some work done in the late 1960s, when calculations were made to determine how much s
Only two weeks after notifying me that Betrayed was unsuitable for the German audience, another notice arrived stating that on further review the book was approved for the European market. So things are back to normal, although I still have no idea why the book was pulled nor what prompted further review.