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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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In a previous blog post I quoted IEEE Spectrum,

$21 million is the amount the Pentagon spends per hour to produce new defense systems (IEEE Spectrum, 11.08).

For what did the Pentagon spend its millions this hour? Or the hour you, dear reader, are scrolling through my blog and are rolling your eyes over this post? Here is an example (of some hour in the past …),

What if a sniper could fire a bullet that changed course in mid-flight, to hit its target? The Pentagon is handing out nearly $22 million to try to find out (WIRED).