US military to cut troop numbers, invest in future

admin

The Pentagon proposed taking some 100,000 troops off active duty as the debt-ridden United States winds down a decade of war, but vowed new investments to exert power in Asia and the Middle East. With pressure mounting to balance the US books, President Barack Obama’s administration sought a 13 percent […]

NASA’s Kepler telescope team finds 11 new solar systems

admin

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday. The discoveries boost the list of confirmed extra-solar planets to 729, including 60 credited to the Kepler team. […]