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The Air Force Promises Fighter Jets With Lasers By 2020

The United States is on track to debut fighter jets with lasers in 2020.<p>The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) told CNN that it’s on schedule …

Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

A group of Japanese scientists have created touchable holograms, three dimensional virtual objects that can be manipulated by human hand.<p>Using femtosecond laser technology the researchers developed 'Fairy Lights, a system that can fire high frequency laser pulses that last one millionth of one …

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A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts before dawn

Jocko Willink retired from 20 years serving as a US Navy SEAL in 2010, but his morning routine is as intense as ever.<p>Willink is the former commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which became the most decorated special-operations unit in the Iraq War. In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs …

This Boy Has Outsmarted Us All With His Perfect Math Problem Answer

We'd give him an A+.<p>Sometimes the most literal answer is the best.<p>A Reddit user named Fiona, who posts as irishchick14, shared a photo of her 6-year-old son's math test on the social-sharing platform this week, writing: "This is why my son is going places." While the boy might not have answered the …

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters I decided to share a theory I had with them about <i>Star Wars</i> -- specifically <i>Return of the Jedi</i>: Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side at the end of the trilogy.<p>I shared this story with them because I think my theory is reinforced by trailer for the …

Researchers unveiled cloaking technology that the US military has been waiting for

Researchers Li Yi Hsu, Thomas Lepetit, and Boubacar Kante have succeeded in creating an ultra thin "dielectric metasurface cloak," which is composed of a multitude of ceramic cylinders embedded into a layer of Teflon.<p>Like an invisibility cloak, this coating could mask objects from visible light and …

Dreadnought 2050: Here's what the Navy of the future could be sailing

Plastic ships that can become see-through, electro-magnetic weapons with a range of hundreds of miles and torpedoes that travel at 300 knots, just some of the ideas for warships of the future<p>Warships of the future could be built from ultra-strong plastic and graphene, armed with weapons that fire …

Military

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

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NASA disconnects feed showing presence of 3 UFOs on earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have come under the scanner of conspiracy theorists who claim that the live feed showing the …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Negotiations for permanent stationing of tanks and other heavy weaponry come as part of Nato rapid deployment plans to deter Russian expansionism<p>The US and Poland are discussing the deployment of American heavy weapons in eastern Europe in response to Russian expansionism and sabre-rattling in the …

Russia

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

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US prepares for war on China Russia

The United States is preparing for a possible war against China and Russia aimed at preventing the collapse of the Western banking system, an …

If Africa, Asia, and Europe declared war on the U.S., who would win?

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Russia beat Hitler with tanks. Now it’s showing off the tank of the future.

Some pictures have emerged of a new-era Russian tank that's scheduled to be debuted next week, when Russia commemorates the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II on May 9.<p>The ceremony is meant to mark a somber, proud moment for Russians. Notwithstanding the efforts of other Allies, the …

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NASA --"Is It On the Verge of Discovering 'Warp Bubbles' Enabling Dreams of Interstellar Travel?"

There have been hints in recent news that NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that could make the local universe accessible for human …

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.<p>You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.<p>But now a second, much larger …

Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

<i>But if ER = EPR is correct, the ideas aren't disconnected — they're two manifestations of the same thing. And this underlying connectedness would</i> …

Did NASA Just Accidentally Produce A Warp Bubble? EmDrive Could Lead To Warp Drive

NASA scientists working on a project called EmDrive have accidentally stumbled upon something that will send science fiction junkies into a frenzy. …

A former Navy captain just identified the biggest flaw in the US aircraft-carrier strategy

Now a retired Navy captain has offered one of the fullest arguments yet that the US needs to radically rethink its naval strategy and shift away from its focus on aircraft carriers.<p>Writing in the National Review, retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix makes the case that aircraft carriers are simply not …

Marine V-22 Osprey Shoots Kamikaze Drones Out Its Backside

A deadly bird from any angle<p>Whatever comes out the back-end of the V-22 Osprey is a guaranteed load of unpleasantness, whether it’s a troop of Marines or a Jeep-like Phantom Badger. As a tiltrotor, the V-22 can take-off and land vertically like a helicopter, then switch to flying fast like a plane …

Sitting near a nuclear tripwire, Estonia's president urges Nato to send troops to defend his country

Interview: President Toomas Hendrik Ilves tells the Telegraph the time has come for Nato to deter Russia by permanently stationing combat units in the Baltic states<p>The most sensitive border in Europe lies 130 miles east of Estonia’s elegant presidential palace. Elsewhere, the threat posed by Russia …

Giant atom smasher restarted after 2-year shutdown, upgrade

The world's biggest particle accelerator is back in action after a two-year shutdown and upgrade, embarking on a new mission that scientists hope could give them a look into the unseen dark universe.<p>Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, on Sunday shot two …

Squid-Inspired Tape Could Help Camouflage Soldiers

It could even cloak them against night-vision goggles<p>No matter the color or texture of their surroundings, squid are masters of camouflage, blending in to the scenery to avoid detection. Now, researchers from the University of California Irvine have isolated the source of the creature's …

Near-Infrared

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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