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Flight tests phase of pre-production MiG-35 fighter jets to start before year-end

a<p><b>World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - MiG Corporaton</b><p><b>Flight tests phase of pre-production MiG-35 fighter jets to start before year-end</b><p>The …

Plane Targeted By A Laser At Logan Airport, FAA Says

BOSTON (CBS) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane had a laser pointed at it while landing at Boston Logan International Airport late …

Aviation

Apple Scrambles To Catch Samsung, As LCD Loses Ground To OLED

Apple is rushing to catch Samsung on OLED displays. But it will be a long slog — and consumers will begin to notice.<p>That’s my prediction based on input I’ve been getting from Raymond Soneira, a display expert and CEO at DisplayMate Technologies. While it’s clear that Apple has decided that it needs …

Mobile Technology

Albania offers collectors its Communist-era airborne glory

RINASI AIR BASE, Albania (AP) — If you want to buy a secondhand fighter jet, Albania's the place to go right now.<p>The 40 obsolete Soviet and Chinese-made aircraft up for sale once roared over what was Europe's most exclusive airspace. The Albanian pilots were members of an exalted military elite …

Military

Russian fighter came within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an "unsafe" incident, U.S. officials say.<p>"On January 25, 2016, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea …

Military

War on Isis: Mystery sniper believed to have assassinated 3 Daesh chiefs in 10 days

Islamic State (Isis) commanders fighting in Libya are thought to have been targeted by a lone sniper, who has killed 3 high-level jihadis in just 10 …

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

Public Health

4 New Theological Ideas You Need To Know About

I’ve met more than a few Christians who take a dim view of studying theology. Either they are worried about it damaging their faith, or they dismiss …

Theology

Chinese company unveils a drone so big it can carry a human – but is it a drone?

Look! Up in the air! It’s a drone, it’s a plane, it’s … Super-Quadcopter!<p>Droves of drones were unveiled this week at the International CES show in …

Drones

'Star Wars': 'Force Awakens' stormtrooper has a name

The greatest <i>Star Wars</i> character of all time has a name. Remember that part in <i>The Force Awakens</i> when Finn is running around a poorly-choreographed …

Fly to Work in The World's First Autonomous, Human-Size Drone

Call off all bets, ladies and gentlemen, because the singularity is here. Florida Gyrocopter Man would be so proud.<p>On Wednesday at the Consumer …

Drones

Child soldiers are a cornerstone of ISIS's strategy

In their most recent offering, Daesh (IS) supplied footage of a twisted game of hide and seek. The children hunted through al-Rahba castle in Syria's Deir Ezzor province for hidden hostages. When they found the men, who were accused of being spies, the successful recruits were rewarded with …

Global Perspectives

Donald Trump goes to war

Standing on an aircraft carrier, he takes aim at Muslims and Obama.<p>On Monday, Donald Trump issued one of his most provocative proposals to date: Halt the immigration of all Muslims to the United States.<p>It was the latest in a series of eye-catching comments — including his vow last week to target …

Donald Trump

Mark Hamill 'lost 50lbs' for Star Wars role

Actor reveals strict regimen days after his co-star Carrie Fisher claims she felt obliged to lose weight to play General Organa in The Force Awakens<p>Mark Hamill has revealed that he went on a strict diet to prepare for his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.<p>In an interview with Rolling Stone, the …

Mark Hamill

Vladimir Putin announces Russian sanctions against Turkey

Kremlin decree issued to ‘ensure national security’ includes restrictions on imports and on Turkish staff working for Russian businesses<p>Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for the shooting down of a Russian jet four days ago on the Syrian-Turkish …

Russia

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

Genetics

France launches fresh strikes on Isis as Pentagon chief calls for global coalition

France has launched fresh airstrikes against Isis targets in Syria as the Pentagon chief urged European countries to join a military coalition to defeat Islamic State in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>“For the second time in 24 hours the French military conducted an air raid against [Isis] in Raqqa …

Middle East

South China Sea: Beijing 'not frightened to fight a war' after US move

State-run media in belligerent mood after USS Lassen challenges Beijing’s territorial claims in disputed Spratly archipelago<p>China is not afraid of fighting a war against the United States in the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper with links to the Communist party has claimed.<p>Twenty-four hours …

China

No physical signs Russian soldier who died in Syria hanged himself: father | Reuters

GRECHANAYA BALKA, Russia (Reuters) - The family of the first Russian soldier confirmed dead in Syria buried their son in a village graveyard on Wednesday, with his father saying there were no signs on the body to support the official account he had hanged himself.<p>Russian servicemen unload a coffin …

Middle East

God actor Morgan Freeman seeks answers in Jerusalem | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He may have depicted God in Hollywood films, but Morgan Freeman came to Jerusalem with questions about religion still unsettled.<p>Executive producer Morgan Freeman of the new drama series "Madam Secretary' participates in a panel during CBS network's portion of the 2014 …

Morgan Freeman

US signals shift in Syria-Iraq campaign against Islamic State

<b>The US has indicated a shift in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, including the use of direct ground raids.</b><p>Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said there would also be more air strikes against "high-value targets".<p>Observers say his comments reflect acknowledgment of …

Middle East

Pentagon Decides Who Will Build the Next Stealth Bomber

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Northrop Grumman a $55 billion contract to develop the Air Force’s next stealth bomber in what is likely to …

Aviation

WATCH: The Real Nuketown Paintball Map

Ask yourself, how many times while playing <b>Call of Duty</b>, have you thought “If only this was real life, I would mop the floor with those noobs.” Well …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

Toyota facing US probe over Islamic extremist use

In Australia the toughness of Toyota's utes and SUVs has made them nearly ubiquitous in the bush. But those same attributes have also made those …

Nato chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey

Nato says it is prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets, as Michael Fallon scolds Moscow for escalating Syria's civil war<p>Nato is to beef up its posture towards Moscow after condemning a “troubling escalation” in Russia’s air campaign …

Middle East

Airow Gun Converts Your Bow Into a Pellet or Paintball Thrusting Machine, No Compressed Air Required

• Submit to:<br>• Del.icio.us<br>• Digg<br>• Slashdot<p>This entry was posted on 10/06/2015 1:30pm and is filed under Gadgets, Weapon .<br>You can leave a response.<p>Other …

Russia launches naval bombardment of targets in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia launched a naval bombardment Wednesday of ISIS targets in Syria, a senior Russian official said, ramping up a newly muscular presence in the Middle East.<p>Four Russian ships fired 26 missiles into Syria, hitting 11 targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told …

Middle East