Alex Plowucha

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Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>As Jack Masey, who was recruited into the Ghost Army at age 18, remembered: "We were told we were going to be using inflatable equipment to try and fool the Germans into thinking that we were a real army, when we were in effect, I …

Longtime Rivals Snooki And Chris Christie Have Awkward First Encounter

In September, Christie blocked "Jersey Shore" producers from receiving a massive tax credit because the show, he said, "does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens."<p>Snooki retaliated by taking to Twitter, writing "I will not be voting for Chris Christie. Love …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

Senate committee votes in favor of fingerprinting foreign travelers at US airports

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today in favor of an amendment to an immigration reform bill that would require officials at US airports to collect fingerprints or hand prints of all foreign travelers leaving the country. The amendment, which was proposed by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), …

Flyby radar maps Saturn's Earth-like moon - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Using a radar imager to peer through the soupy atmosphere of …