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Unconscious F-16 Pilot Saved From Fatal Crash by Onboard Collision Avoidance Software

Declassified USAF footage shows the pilot's HUD as he plunges toward the ground in a supersonic dive.<p>In May of this year, an international F-16 student pilot was undergoing basic maneuver training over the southwestern United States when he experienced G-induced loss of consciousness (also known as …

The Growing Risk of a War in Space

The prospect of weaponized satellites launching a Pearl Harbor style attack in orbit is more probable than many people realize.<p>In <i>Ghost Fleet</i>, a 2015 novel by security theorists Peter Singer and August Cole, the next world war begins in space.<p>Aboard an apparently civilian space station called the …

Military

NRA: Bernie Sanders 'spot-on' on guns in debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders on Monday was praised from an unlikely source: The National Rifle Association.<p>The NRA tweeted that Sanders was "spot-on" when, in a contentious exchange during CNN's Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, he defended his position favoring protection of gun …

This Donald Trump Twitter Bot Is Surprisingly Convincing

"I thought this would be a good way to learn ... and have a little bit of fun in the process."<p>There are a lot of bots out in the Twitterverse now, but only one bot has "the best words" and aims to make America great again. Meet Deep Drumpf, a Twitter bot created by a researcher at the Massachusetts …

3 reasons Saudi Arabia is freaking out about its cash situation

"The reserves will remain sovereign," al-Falih said in an interview with Al-Arabiya. He added that the kingdom is mulling options for an IPO of the firm's "ability to convert these reserves into a financial gain."<p>The statements were vague and the Saudis' actual plan for the IPO remains unclear. …

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Space Travel

British Movie Rating Board Certifies 10-Hour Film of Paint Drying

A ten-hour British film made solely to bore the judges of the U.K.’s motion picture rating system may have achieved its goal: on Tuesday, the British …

Filmmaking

Death of an Orca: What It Means for the GOP

Donald Trump may be to the Republican Party what Blackfish was to SeaWorld.<p>The documentary Blackfish on the mistreatment of Orcas had a disastrous effect on the marine amusement park, revealing a long-standing and widely-accepted SeaWorld lie that the whales were being treated well. Following the …

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Gravity will rip Martian moon apart to form dust and rubble ring

Mars will become the fifth ringed planet as the largest of its two moons disintegrate - in 20 to 70 million years, according to new data<p>Mars is on course to become the fifth ringed planet in the solar system according to astronomers, who claim that its mini moon, Phobos, will one day disintegrate …

Solar Wind

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer: Navy recreates footage from J.J. Abrams film

The Force has awakened…in the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. This Navy ship served as a backdrop when its crew recreated the first trailer for …

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Poisoned Legacy of the Durand Line

<i>Pashtun mujahidin on the Durand border line between Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1985</i><p>Historically, Afghanistan has lain astride the invasion route from central Asia into the Indian subcontinent. It was also the shortest route from central Asia to the Indian Ocean. This was the route that the Persian …

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

Penn State

Fallout 4 guide: where to find all of the bobbleheads

The world of Fallout 4 is brimming with secrets and hidden bonuses, but who has time for that. Let’s cheat!<p>GamesBeat has scoured The Commonwealth so that we can present this guide to help you find all the bobbleheads in Fallout 4. Why do you want bobbleheads? Well, these trinkets aren’t just …

A Coward for President?

Paris was attacked; leading conservative politicians leaped to shamelessly pander to their fearful and timid base. However, the comments of Donald Trump provoked my suspicion that Americans' love affair with the gun and war (with other people's skin in the game) creates cowards. The Donald said:<p>You …

Police in Australia search for 'drink-driving' men who rode on motorised picnic tables

Police in Perth are searching for men who drove through the city on motorised picnic tables in a case described as possibly “the most Australian crime of all time”<p>Police in Australia are searching for a group of men who used motorised picnic tables to ride through city streets.<p>In a case described …

The French Way of War

Bet on it: Hollande’s counterattack against the terrorists is going to hurt them.<p>France’s military may suffer from a poor reputation in American popular imagination, dating from historical events like the rapid fall to Nazi Germany in World War II and the colonial-era defeat at Dien Bien Phu. This …

VW's Golf GTE Sport is a gull-winged, plug-in hybrid with 395 horsepower

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport<p>db2015au00958_large<p>db2015au00959_large<p>db2015au00961_large<p>db2015au00962_large<p>db2015au00963_large<p>LOS ANGELES — In creating the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Military Reform: Too Many Chiefs, Too Much Duplication

One of the more important decisions made by our military at the outset of World War II was that when Army divisions suffered attrition, the missing soldiers would be replaced piecemeal from the ranks of new recruits. This was problematical in the Army where it has long been understood that …

Ted Cruz: An Atheist 'Isn't Fit To Be' President

Not only that, but a president should begin every day with prayer.<p>Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Friday that he believes anyone who wants to be president must fear God and pray daily.<p>Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, Cruz joined other GOP …

How Many Years Does The Space Station Have Left?

The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?<p>In the movie <i>The Martian</i>, a stranded astronaut is able to survive for years in a habitat that NASA originally designed to last 30 days. The movie is fictional, but the premise is not so far from reality: a lot of …

The Real Cost Of NASA Missions

How much are we really paying to explore the universe?<p>Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished some pretty spectacular feats of science. Our country has landed humans on the Moon six times. We’ve successfully put laboratories onto the surface of Mars, and we’ve flown by every single …

Bitcoin is going nuts

Bitcoin was trading around $240 in the beginning of October. Now — after a gain of 10% on Tuesday added to its earlier run — it's closer to $400.<p>Now, bitcoin traders are looking for answers as to why the cryptocurrency is skyrocketing in value.<p>"You're seeing more and more institutional investors …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

The U.S. Must Accept that Israeli Leadership Wants Apartheid, Not Peace

Last Saturday marked 20 years since the 1995 murder of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. At a rally commemorating the politician's passing, former US President Bill Clinton described news of the murder as the worst moment in his eight-year tenure. He told the crowd in Tel Aviv:<p>"The next …

‘My Body Was Not Mine, but the U.S. Military’s’

Inside the disturbing sex industry thriving around America’s bases.<p>At night in the Songtan camptown outside Osan Air Base in South Korea, I wandered through streets that were getting louder and more crowded now that the sun had set. As the night progressed, hip-hop boomed out of bars along the main …

Mars is destroying its moon Phobos

Mars has two moons, but they’re both quite small and unusual. Phobos is the larger of the two, and it orbits close to the planet. Even though mars …

Astronomy