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Radar system in the Falklands to monitor the “Southern Lights”

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 - 03:03 UTC
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Physicists and engineers at the University of Leicester and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have installed a radar system on the Falkland Islands to monitor the upper atmosphere activity which creates the ‘Southern Lights’. Read full article

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  • Hoytred

    Of course, that's the official version ;-)

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 04:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dassault Super Étendard

    Obviously, because is not enough with this kind of soldiers to protect the islands.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAORNh9vo68

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Wont be able to pick up the Argies special needs forces

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JXPd61hGtU

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 07:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Obviously, because is not enough with this kind of soldiers to protect the islands.”

    Our troops are clearly a bunch of gays, youtube proves it. Must be embarrasing to loose to them so badly.

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Bit slow off the mark with this story Mercopress.

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    4 Zethee , “Our troops are clearly a bunch of gays”
    Does UK use “do not ask don't tell policy” like the americans?

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Does UK use “do not ask don't tell policy” like the americans?

    We are not so enlightend as the argie policy of kiss and tell

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Argentine_prisoners_of_war_-_Port_Stanley.JPG

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Christopher UK

    How long before Argentina complains to the UN that the UK is trying to take soveriegnty of the Southern Lights from Argentina ;-)

    Oct 23rd, 2010 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    The queen does have soverign rights over the nothen lights.

    Oct 24th, 2010 - 04:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    The Southern Lights are owned by Australia everyone knows that, and as our Queen is their Head of State we therefore have more 'hold' over the Southern Lights than Argentina, they are bound to complain to the UN about the UK deliberately owning stuff because they found it first...tut tut!

    Oct 25th, 2010 - 01:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    No such policy in the British army Marcos, all open and inclusive! Why? thinking of a career?

    Oct 26th, 2010 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Does UK use “do not ask don't tell policy” like the americans?”

    No, You are free to be gay in the british armed forces.

    Oct 27th, 2010 - 07:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I love how Malvinists are obsessed with that video, condemning and ridiculing the garrison as rampant homosexuals .... yet go dead quiet when someone points out who won the war :)

    It was indeed a bleak day for machismo when 3 para's mortar platoon got stuck in with hand to hand on mount Longdon http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/3_Para_Mortar_Platoon

    Oct 27th, 2010 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    This long range secret weapon, aimed at Patagonia appears to be working.

    Oct 28th, 2010 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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