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The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …

Physics

An inside look at America's iconic B-2 Spirit Bomber

"It is a dream to fly. It is so smooth," Maj. Kent Mickelson, director of operations for 394th combat training squadron, told Scout Warrior in an interview.<p>In a special interview designed to offer a rare look into the technologies and elements of the B-2, Mickelson explained that the platform has …

Military

The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his …

Travel

Why airplane windows have tiny holes

My friends laugh at me when I ask for a window seat. You're an airline pilot, they say. You have the window seat all the time.<p>True enough. But the cockpit, well, that's work. As a passenger I'm actually free to enjoy the experience—to listen to music or a long-postponed podcast while gazing out at …

Airlines

The Best (and Worst) War Movies of All Time

War movies have been around as long as cinema has existed. There is something about the horror, bravery, tragedy, and excitement of combat that has inspires filmmakers and put butts in the seats.<p>War movies have been around as long as cinema has existed. There is something about the horror, bravery, …

War

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, something I never thought I’d see, short of a third world war. Right now I’m witnessing …

War

U.S. Air Force A-10 Close Air Support missions as seen through GoPro cameras

This is one of the coolest A-10C Thunderbolt videos ever.<p>GoPro cameras in the cockpit of U.S. Air Force A-10s while they fly at low altitude or …

Meet the 19 WWII planes of the D.C. flyover

<b>Formation 1:</b> Trainer formation<p>Boeing Stearman PT-17/N2S<p>The fixed-gear biplane trained more military pilots, including Navy flier George H.W. Bush and the Tuskegee Airmen, than any other basic trainer in World War II.<p><b>Top view</b> Wingspan: <b>32 ft.</b><p><b>Side view</b> Length: <b>24 ft.</b><p>North American AT-6/SNJ<p>Army, Navy …

Military

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating …

Nike SFB Mountain "Military Brown"

Inspired by founder Bill Bowerman’s service in World War II is the brand new SFB Mountain from Nike<p>Inspired by founder Bill Bowerman’s service in World War II is the brand new SFB Mountain from Nike Sportswear. Built for rugged terrain, the design adopts the Swoosh’s aggressive SFB sole unit and …

A New Approach To Airborne Laser Weapons?

The top brass in the U.S. Air Force wants to put laser weapons on ground-attack aircraft.<p>Speaking at a conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, the head of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, said he wanted to explore the possibility of outfitting an AC-130 …

Military

Fighter jet that buzzed Berkeley was “personal air show” from one bro to another

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet of the type that flew low over Berkeley on Tuesday. Photo: U.S. Navy<p>On Tuesday, Berkeley residents (including me!) …

Air Shows