This article is from the Prophecies of Nostradamus FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org.
I p 223 (cIV-33)
Advanced technology that is currently being developed in secret,
referred to in other quatrains, will play a part in the time of
troubles. This will coincide with great famine, plagues, and
destruction with the onset of WWWIII.
I p 237
Nations will be desperate and will try anything to stop the
Antichrist. Scientists will search for new, even more radical weapons
for warfare that almost defy belief.
I p241 (cII-32)
Instruments of death built and refined during the time of the
Antichrist will wreak great destruction. Variations on atomic
weaponry and other devices will be developed. The ultimate
monstrosity in weapons will be created near Ravenna, culminating
research that is currently in progress during the time of troubles.
The weapons will particularly disrupt the natural earth ecology. All
sides in WWWIII will "have their fair share" of horrible weapons.
I p142 (cIV-30)
The space program will fall into disfavor through policy changes in
the government with the emphasis shifted in a different direction
than space exploration. The change is due to some nefarious policy
making behind the scenes the voting public is not aware of but would
not approve of if they knew about it. The policy changes of
redirecting the money toward military applications will contribute to
the horrors of the changes that are to come. The machinations behind
the scenes will not be exposed until a later date.