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5 planes the US Navy should bring back

The Navy's got some planes that are capable of doing some amazing things.<p>But, even with these amazing aircraft, are there some planes the Navy should bring back from retirement? For the following airframes, we think that answer is a resounding, "Yes!"<p>Let's take a look.

Military

Volocopter’s flying taxi takes flight for first time in US

Intel’s shiniest new toy takes off at CES<p>Regardless of whether you believe “flying cars” will become a legitimate way to get around, there’s no doubting that people around the world are in love with the idea. There’s always been something inherently cool about the idea of skipping across the sky in …

These powerful cannons on the USS Wisconsin were the last guns fired from a US battleship in war

The 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 guns aboard the USS Wisconsin were the last ones fired from a US battleship in support of American troops ashore.<p>And they are big — really big.<p>The guns are 16 inches in diameter, 800 inches long, and weigh about 292,000 pounds with the breech and yoke assembly, the curator …

SpaceX rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.<p>The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites …

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Sport<p>FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the world was "in love" with World Cup hosts Russia and praised him …

9 Phenomenal Racing Video Games Of 2017

Fall time on planet Xbox brings with it the promise of virtual horsepower; and 2017 doesn’t disappoint. Microsoft Studios contingency Turn 10 is back …

Watch a stealthy F-22 chase down an A-4 Skyhawk in a dogfight over Nevada

I'm pretty sure most of you remember the Top Gun movie scenes with the F-14 Tomcats dogfighting with A-4 Skyhawks around mountains. Those scenes were shot around NAS Fallon, Nevada, not too far from where the footage below has been filmed some 30 years later.<p>The footage shows a US Air Force F-22 …

Military

Jedi Meme Trick: The 15 Dankest Jedi And Sith Memes

Saying that you’ve never heard of <i>Star Wars</i> is like saying you’ve never heard of the sun or you’ve never breathed air. The series started back in 1977 …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Watch This Crazy Video Of An A-4 Running For Its Life At Low-Level From A Menacing F-22

It's like a frantic life-or-death scene out of the documentary Planet Earth.<p>Draken Internation/Frank Crebas-Bluelife Aviation<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

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Wingsuit fliers jump into plane flying over Swiss Alps

Usually people jump out of planes to get their kicks but two French daredevils have gone one better: boarding a plane mid-air.<p>First, they had to jump …

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Born in 1896 and still going: meet the world's oldest man (probably)

‘Don Celino’ is 121, according to his Chilean ID card. That makes him four years older than the Guinness-listed oldest person<p>When Marta Ramírez agreed at age 63 to take in a destitute nonagenarian, she didn’t see it as a long-term imposition.<p>The man’s house had burned down, he had no one else and …

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PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X

Microsoft has started distributing Xbox One X units, and we’ve unboxed our device to get a closer look at the “world’s most powerful console.” While the Xbox One X is more powerful than the PS4 Pro in every major specification, it’s also a lot smaller. Comparing the two, it’s easy to spot the …

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U.S. Has Three Carriers in West Pacific for First Time Since ’07

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy has three aircraft carriers and their assorted missile-carrying vessels deployed to the western Pacific …

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The Air Force may soon start combat-testing new aircraft that could fight alongside the A-10

The Air Force is preparing to launch Combat Dragon III, a combat demonstration meant to test light-attack aircraft in the field, according to Aviation Week.<p>Air Force leaders have not yet reached a final determination about the exercise, but officials have forged ahead.<p>"We are preparing as if we're …

Military

3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you

The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to …

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

EDEN, Utah — One morning last month a group of roughly 60 people, including doctors, C.E.O.s and internet entrepreneurs, gathered under a big white dome to hear the mission statement of their host, a 45-year-old man named Jamie Wheal.<p>As he paced back and forth in front of an altar bearing shiny …

Arizona's incredible Boneyard is purgatory for aircraft

All clear given after bomb threats called into Norfolk Naval Station near 4 aircraft carriers

All piers at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia have been cleared by security services after six bomb threats came in to two naval bases on Wednesday, the Virginian-Pilot reports.<p>Base security swept the area with dogs which detected something in a vehicle around the USS Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. …

Mach 3 Ammo Will Make Navy Guns Much More Lethal

Five-inch guns on cruisers, destroyers will destroy everything from ballistic missiles to enemy ships.<p><b>• The Navy built super-fast ammo to use in futuristic railguns.</b><p><b>• But the railguns aren't on ships yet, so the Navy is adapting the ammo for traditional guns.</b><p><b>• It could make destroyers much more</b> …

Thunderbirds are go! Elite American fighter squadron and Apaches in spectacular Fairford display

How Apple vs. Samsung Became a Smartphone Beauty Contest

Innovation has plateaued in the eyes of many users, as game-changing tech gives way to incremental change<p>Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest flagship smartphone owes a lot to scuba diving.<p>Samsung design chief M.H. Lee wanted to give consumers the weightless sensation of being underwater when they held …

The US Military Unveils $65m Plan To Plug A Human Brain Directly Into A Computer

The Matrix is real.<p>DARPA, the US Military’s ultra-secretive research agency, has unveiled a $65 million dollar plan to plug a human brain directly …

This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system

It took the Voyager 1 spacecraft over three decades to leave the solar system (and scientists still aren't sure when it did). We need a new method of propulsion that will transport spacecraft faster than ever before. NASA is one of a few agencies developing a new way to sail through space, on the …

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US military updates Trump's North Korea options

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Revised US military options for North Korea have been prepared and are ready to be presented to President Donald Trump, two US military officials told CNN.<p>The options, which include a military response, will be presented to the president if Pyongyang conducts an underground …

The Air Force seems to have persuaded Congress to pay up for the A-10

A bit of budgetary gamesmanship by the US Air Force earlier this month seems to have paid off, as the House Armed Services Committee has allotted money to keep the vaunted A-10 Thunderbolt in the air, according to Defense News.<p>The committee chairman's draft of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Donte Starks<br>• ILB / 6-1 / 225<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Paul Jones<p>Rian Davis<br>• OLB / 6-2.5 / 233<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Paul Jones<p>Zach Williams<br>• WDE / 6-4 / 220<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: …

Australia, United States begin their biggest joint military exercise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and the United States began their biggest ever joint military exercises on Thursday, a show of force, largely at sea, aimed at sending a message both to allies and potential foes, including China.<p>The USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship manoeuvres into port in …