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How do you bring an aircraft back from the dead?

A consortium wants to bring the supersonic Concorde back into the air. But just how feasible is it to return a retired plane back into service? BBC Future investigates.<p>On 26 November 2003, one of the more glamorous chapters in aviation history ended. This was the day the last Concorde flight took …

Aviation

First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Is The U.S. And China’s Cyberwar Reaching A Detente Or A Flashpoint?

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting the U.S. this week and his trip could not have come at a more critical time, as the cyber-conflict between Beijing and Washington is reaching a tipping point.<p>The U.S. government is seething over the increased cyber-attacks against American targets …

Cybersecurity

Crazy Fast Drawing Skills That are Totally Opposite from ID Sketching

Master artist Kim Jung Gi appears to go beyond having a photographic memory<p>Generally speaking, industrial design sketching is fast and loose. You …

Gallery: Up Close With BigDog and Other Robots of War

We met some metal celebrities at DARPA's Wait, What? convention<p>DARPA brought some bizarre and awesome ideas to its "Wait, What?" tech conference last week, but it also brought some hardware. DARPA-funded projects like the Legged Squad Support System, otherwise known as BigDog, were on display in a …

Robotics

This is the military equipment that the North Korean military's packing

REUTERS/KCN<p>North Korea's military equipment looks as if it could belong to a 1970s Soviet army — but the country's massive forces could still prove formidable.<p>The country's missile development and huge stocks of artillery are particularly threatening to South Korea and the rest of the world.<p>The US …

These Magical Bananas Taste Exactly Like Ice Cream

If you've never heard of 'Ice Cream Bananas' before, we're about to rock your fruit-eating world.<p>While there are more than a thousand different types of bananas around the world, most of us, sadly, only know the Cavendish variety.<p>Cavendish bananas are hearty and can survive overseas shipping, but …

Ice Cream

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …