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Travel Technology: Canon 100-400L (with some airplane art)

Time for some more travel technology – this week, looking at a lens that I’ve fallen for – the Canon 100mm-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS L Series lens. Ok. Let …

A 40 second captures the full glory of US aircraft carrier's dominance at sea

"If we look to the answer as to why for so many years we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before."<p>So opens the 40 second video from the Texas …

Farewell: Cathay Pacific Just Flew its Passenger 747 for the Last Time

About a month ago, I wrote about Cathay Pacific retiring its 747 from passenger service in early October. It’s personally a very sentimental moment …

The Real Chinese 'Dragon': Exposing the Power of China's Deadly Air Force

Tensions in the South China Sea and continued warnings about Chinese militarization of the disputed areas has led many Pentagon planners and analysts …

For Sale: Britain’s Last Working Aircraft Carrier

It was a good run.<p>Anybody want to buy a boat? (Photo: Brian Burnell/CC BY-SA 3.0)<p>Anybody in the market for a full-size aircraft carrier? The Royal …

Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings

<b>The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings this year.</b><p>Cambridge and Oxford remain in the top five, at fourth and fifth place respectively, but both have moved down two places on their 2015 ranking.<p>The US …

China's military appeals to younger generation with 'kill, kill, kill' video

Three-minute recruitment film features aircraft carriers, tanks and fighter jets, set to a soundtrack warning that ‘war can break out at any time’<p>China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, rocket launchers, tanks and …

Military

British Airways’ Airbus A380 begins service to Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

One of the world’s largest birds in the skies landed at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Sunday evening for its first regular non-stop trip …

Air Force F-22s deploy to England

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has deployed its top-of-the-line F-22 fighters to Europe for the second time in a year in a show of commitment to NATO allies, the U.S. European Command announced Monday.<p>F-22 Raptors from 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle arrived at …

Military

David Attenborough could be giving up ‘proper documentaries’ after his latest one on the Great Barrier Reef

David Attenborough’s next documentary Great Barrier Reef could be his ‘last proper one’.<p>The famous naturalist is apparently gearing up to take a back …

This chart shows all of the versions of Russia's 5th-generation fighter jet

The US and Russia have been competing arms exporters since the dawn of the Cold War. Although the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the deep-seated rivalry between the US and Russia never fully died out and is now stronger than it's been in decades thanks to the Russian annexation of Crimea, the war …

Aviation

Crazy Airplane Flies In and Out and Through a Wind Farm

You know those basketball or soccer dribbling drills where you snake through a line of cones, dribbling in and out one way on a cone and then …

Transforming Xiaomi Tablet Is More Than Meets the Eye

Every tablet maker is always looking to outdo the competition. Usually that means progressively thinner and more powerful hardware, but Xiaomi …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Sports

Reboot required: US Air Force’s F-35 has a radar problem

Plans to have the Air Force’s version of the F-35 Lightning II operational sometime this year have hit yet another snag: A software glitch bedeviling …

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Multimedia

Watch Hugh Jackman enjoy a flight in a US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon

Filmed on Feb. 19, 2016, the following video shows the actor Hugh Jackman flying in a U.S. Air Force F-16D Fighting Falcon belonging to the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.<p>"I'm very, very excited. I'm a little nervous, but I am aware of how lucky I am to have …

Military

B-52 bombers to take on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> American B-52 bombers are "ready and able" to strike ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, a top Air Force official confirmed Monday.<p>The air campaign against ISIS is "taking a toll on our aircraft, our readiness and our airmen" but the "venerable B-52 ... remains ready and able to meet …

The most lethal combat aircraft in the world just got more capable

On Mar. 1, 2016, the 90th Fighter Squadron (FS) belonging to the 3rd Wing stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska officially became the first combat-operational Raptor unit to equip an F-22 with the AIM-9X Sidewinder.<p>According to Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Jenkins, 3rd Wing Weapons …

Pilot posts detailed MS Flight Sim video of how to land Boeing 737

<b>Vid</b> This'll come in handy if the pilots are unconscious AND you have Wi-FiAn actual airline pilot has posted a how-to video explaining the best way …

China's Answer To Boeing Loses Shine

There was a time not too long ago when a Chinese airplane manufacturer could capture the attention of this week’s Singapore Air Show like a …

No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

Mathematics

Watch the Coast Guard train in this 360-degree video

Disney has just released a cool promo video for its upcoming film <i>The Finest Hours</i>, and you'll likely want to watch it using a VR headset if you have one. The House of Mouse captured the Coast Guard doing training drills in Los Angeles on a 360-degree camera provided by a company called 360Heros. It …

Now Japan Has a Stealth Fighter Too

This is the X-2, Japan’s first domestically produced stealth fighter. Despite its not-so-stealthy paint job, it’s said to effectively avoid the gaze …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the search engine on your iPhone

The fact that Google is the default search engine on your browser is not a coincidence. It's a $1 billion deal between Google and Apple.<p>That was the …

Astonishing moment THREE airliners stage a drag race: Captain films two planes from his cockpit as they fly above his Boeing 777 at 33,000 feet

This is the incredible moment three huge passenger planes staged a high-speed drag race at 35,000 feet in the air.<p>The video shows a Boeing 747 …

I quite literally ran around a virtual arena and loved it

We've been watching the development of Virtuix's Omni VR treadmill since 2013. The company debuted a fully-functional production model at CES 2016 and I was lucky enough to take the $700 device for a test drive -- or rather test run.<p>The treadmill doesn't work like the one at your gym, mind you. …

Ehang's autonomous helicopter promises to fly you anywhere, no pilot required

We haven't seen a human inside a flying 184 yet<p>Its press materials and statements raise lots of questions. Could a remote pilot really take over in an emergency and hope to successfully navigate a landing? How does it communicate with other aircraft? The 23 minutes of flight time is given only for …

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV). It's about the …

Drones

Oculus Rift pre-orders get you in line for Touch controllers

Did all of the recent Oculus news make your heart skip a beat? Well, here's another bit to make your blood pump go pitter-patter: Should you pre-order the consumer edition of the Rift VR headset, you've automatically got a spot in line when the company starts accepting purchase reservations for its …