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Chernobyl: Helicopter Drone Captures Eerie Post-Apocalyptic Video Footage of Decaying City

A UK video producer has released haunting video footage of the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine and the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl …

Thousands of Fish To Be Freed From Abandoned Mall Fish-Hell

Last year, we learned about Bangkok's New World Mall, among the most dystopian places on the planet. It's a shopping mall in the middle of one of the …

Thailand

The Nuclear Disaster You Never Heard of

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The Most Powerful Computer You'll Never Own

Inspired by the movie the Imitation Game, I just had build my own Turing Machine (I know, I should have built one of these! Some day). While folks …

Alan Turing

You Asked: How Does 3-D Printing Work?

Jae C. Hong—AP<p>Michael Nelson—EPA<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty Images<p>Rick Wilking—Reuters<p>Yang Lei—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Britta Pedersen—dpa/Corbis<p>Britta …

Motion-Sensing Robot Orchestra Plays Algorthmic Symphonies

Russian gadgeteer ::vtol:: has created a 12-robot orchestra which moves and sounds atop 12 robotic arms.<p>Having already dabbled in the artforms of tattooing, Etch A Sketching, and mind control, Russian gadgeteer ::vtol:: has delved into a more traditional medium for his latest project: conducting. …

Air Force Wants Research Projects On Aerial Cyberwar

Mastering the full-spectrum battlefield of the future, today<p>Despite headlines claiming otherwise, cyberwar is not epitomized by stealing Twitter passwords or publishing confidential emails. For militaries fighting wars in the future, the real cyber danger will be hostile access to secure networks, …

Military

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Nuclear Power Turns To Salt

Today, it was announced that the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee is partnering with Canadian nuclear company Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) to assist with TEI’s new Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The engineering blueprint stage for this GenIV reactor …

Energy

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

C 25. That's the badge number of Mr. Lewis G. Doom, one of the men who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project: an effort that culminated with two nuclear detonations over Japan and the end of World War II.<p>We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet …

Watch a robot tear apart and rebuild Super Mario World and Pokémon

Awesome Games Done Quick, the incredible charity event happening all week, is mostly about speedrunning, as its name suggests. But over the years, the folks behind AGDQ have created a tradition of taking a break from the speedruns to show off something a little more ... strange.<p>There's a subsection …

Retrogaming

18 Cool and Strange Things You Won't Believe Actually Exist

It's a pod, it's snowmobile, it's the Equinox Snowcoach? This isn't any pod, the Snowcoach attaches to your snowmobile with a limited rotational …

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Police union calls for violence against cops to be considered hate crimes

“It ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform as well”<p>On Monday, the National Fraternal Order of Police requested that crimes against its members be officially considered hate crimes, a classification that means harsher penalties for offenders who …

3 cool new military helicopters, plus an amped up Apache

2014 was a year that yielded many of advances in military aviation. Here is a look back at the public debut of three exciting new helicopters as well as the U.S. Army’s reveal of breakthrough tech for a tried and true favorite, the Apache.<p><b>The Raider</b><p>The Raider travels at a breathtaking cruise speed …

TrackingPoint unveils new ‘smart scope’ rifle that can see through walls

TrackingPoint is getting ready to launch an updated PGR, or Precision Guided Rifle, with a new type of “smart scope” that can track targets even …

Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

UPDATED: Netizens Outraged Over Viral Video Showing Boys Indiscriminately Firing Their Guns To The Sky

The group of boys who were caught on video firing their guns indiscriminately in Ilocos Sur during the New Year’s day have been charged, the …

Guns