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VCF East: Cactus, Retro Because it Wants to Be

Among the rows of digital dinosaurs, one blinking front panel stood out. It certainly looked the part of a retro computer; with banks of blinking …

The War Zone | The Drive

​​The Evolution of the Combustion Engine​​

What started as a simple controlled explosion changed the auto industry.<p>Humans have been building cars for well over a century now, and under almost every hood has sat an internal combustion engine. For the past 100 years, its principle has remained the same: air and fuel go in, an explosion …

Autos

France, UK sail warships in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to challenge China's increasing militarization in the South China Sea, France and the United Kingdom will sail …

It’s UNIX. On A Microcontroller.

It’s difficult to convey in an era when a UNIX-like operating system sits in your pocket, how there was once a time when the mere word was enough to …

The Plane That Wasn’t There – Nine Amazing Facts About the F-117 “Stealth Fighter”

“For years, the plane’s very existence remained one of the Pentagon’s most closely guarded secrets.” ON AUG. 1, 2008, the United States Air Force …

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U.S. Special Operations Command's Elusive Mothership Is Packing Stealth Speedboats

We finally have high-quality images of the entire ship in its completed state.<p>David Kozdron<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

The original Doom, one of 64 Objects that shaped video game history

Enjoy this excerpt from the Strong Museum of Play's thorough video game history book.<p><b>Doom (1993)</b>: <i>Doom</i>’s success lay not only with its addicting …

Looking inside the KR580VM80A Soviet i8080 clone

The folks at Zeptobars are on a roll, sometimes looking deep inside historic chips and at others exposing fake devices for our benefit. Behind all of …

Canada extends air defence monitoring zone to entire Canadian Arctic

In a move that reflects the growing tensions between Russia and the West, Ottawa quietly announced last week that it is extending the Canadian Air …

Airframe Profile: Inside the B-1B Lancer

Airframe Profile: Inside the B-1B Lancer

Neural Networks Using Doom Level Creator Like It’s 1993

Readers of a certain vintage will remember the glee of building your own levels for DOOM. There was something magical about carefully crafting a …

Night Stalker MH-47D Chinooks Once Snatched A Libyan Hind Gunship From Chad

Eager to get ahold of one of the Soviet helicopters largely intact, the U.S. military sent the elite Army aviators on an unusual covert mission.<p>US …

Iran′s military power: What you need to know

Iran is a major military power in the Middle East, with an estimated 534,000 active personnel in the army, navy, air force and the Islamic …

Boeing's Been Granted A Patent For Turning The B-1B Into A Gunship Bristling With Cannons

The patent includes various concepts that would allow multiple cannon configurations to be uploaded into the B-1's weapons bays.<p>US Patent<p>Tyler …

Formula 1 Fan Took A Game Boy Camera To A Race, And The Photos Are Fantastic

F1 fan Tim Binnion got to go to the Shanghai Grand Prix last month, and like most people lucky enough to see a race in person, he took a ton of …

Palestinians Now Sending Waves Of Incendiary Kites Across Gaza Border

The asymmetric warfare tactic may look laughable at first glance but it's proving to be devastatingly effective against Israeli farms and …

I Just Visited North Korea: Here Is What the World Needs to Know

The purpose of the trip was simple: We wanted to discover why the Hermit Kingdom, in a remarkable twist of events, has returned to the negotiating …

Here’s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year

We finally see the study that was oddly classified on arrival and it has new relevance based on Japan's desire for a new stealth fighter.<p>Tyler …

This Stunning Image Made With Pure Code Is Like a Mood Ring For Your Browser

Diana Smith's work is digital art on ultra-hard mode.<p>Diana Smith makes web images unlike any you’ve probably seen before. That’s because when you’re looking at one of the user interface designer’s creations, you’re not looking at flat pixel data fetched from a server—you’re looking at pure code, …

If The Second World War Dragged Into The 1950s...

Michael Kus is a concept artist from Poland who between jobs has been working on a personal project called <i>1952</i>, which draws a line through Second …

Why It Might Be Impossible to Stop a Cruise Missile Attack (For Now)

The U.S. military might have something to say about that. Is there a way to defend large swaths of land against a cruise missile attack?Right now, …

Sweden’s Never-Built Nuclear Submarine Would’ve Been a Total Disaster

The idea never left the drawing board, but had it, the vessel would have been rather unsafe for the crew — and possibly anyone else who happened to …

This Awesome Chart Shows All The Assets Used In The Trilateral Missile Strikes On Syria

It's by far the best visual depiction of the operation we have seen.<p>CIGeography<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Canada, Australia to send military aircraft to monitor North Korean ships

The Canadian military is joining Britain, the U.S. and Australia in a new surveillance mission to monitor ship-to-ship transfers of oil and other …

Operation Moolah — The U.S. Plan to Buy a Top Secret Soviet Fighter

<b>If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em</b> — In the final weeks of the Korean War, America offered $100,000 cash and U.S. citizenship to any Chinese, Soviet or …

North Korea

The Secret Reason No Nation Wants to Fight America's Tanks in a War - Warrior Maven

Military

The original EverQuest is so unhelpful and severe that it almost feels modern

I spent my first half-hour in a vintage, vanilla EverQuest server running around in circles. From what I gleaned from the fine-print lore at the …

When Stirling Engines Meet 3D Printers

Let’s face it, everybody wants to build a Stirling engine. They’re refined, and generally awesome. They’re also a rather involved fabrication project …

Engines