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Anonymous claims victory over jihadi Twitter accounts in #OpIsis

Hacker collective says it has taken control of almost 100 Isis-affiliated accounts and warns of more to come<p>The hacker collective Anonymous claims to have taken control of almost 100 Twitter accounts associated with Isis in an operation begun in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.<p>The …

Terrorism

There is no car like the president's armored limo — aka 'The Beast'

Designed from the ground up by the Secret Service, President Barack Obama's $1.5 million "Cadillac One," aka "The Beast," is a moving fortress impenetrable by bullets and bombs. The president has 12 identical limos in rotation and, when not in use, they're parked in the basement of the Secret …

Secret Service

The king of Jordan sent out this badass photo in response to ISIS

Jordan's King Abdullah II, a former commander of his country's special forces, angrily vowed to bombard the Islamic State until his military runs "out of fuel and bullets" after the release of a brutal video showing a captured Jordanian airman being burned alive in a cage.<p>The official Facebook page …

Special Forces

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Space Travel

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Imaging

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

Decades in the making, Iter, a huge experimental nuclear fusion reactor in rural France, could be the site of breakthroughs that will provide limitless, clean energy and secure the planet’s future<p>The countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On …

Nuclear Energy

Watch SpaceX’s Autonomous Rocket Blow Up During Landing [Video]

The pictures are worth a thousand words... and a thousand pieces<p>Early this morning, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, released images from the company's rocket landing attempt on Saturday. The photos show how the Falcon 9 rocket hit its intended target--a landing platform in the middle of the Atlantic …

Machine Intelligence Cracks Genetic Controls

Author: Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine. Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.29.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Every …

Goliath strikes back: Google takes legal action against Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> published leaked documents revealing a secret legal campaign to discredit Google, coordinated by the MPAA on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. The documents show a continued focus on the power to blocking sites from the web — a central issue in the 2011 SOPA debates — and …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Autonomous Cars

The Navy's new laser can do more than just shoot down drones

We've all seen how good the Navy's experimental laser is at shooting down drones, but it turns out that the hardware's got more than one party trick. A report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has revealed that military types are also praising the surveillance capabilities of the gear, describing it as a …

In Tijuana, Mexicans Deported by U.S. Struggle to Find ‘Home’

Obama is reining in deportations, but for many in the border city it’s too late.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—On the U.S. side of the border, an immigration officer unlocked a padlock on a metal door. On the other side, a Mexican officer unlocked another padlock. With that bit of antiquated protocol, the metal …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

Razer's April Fools' Day joke offers 'next-level' selfies and video game perspectives

As part of its April Fools' Day prank, Razer is advertising a new product that allows users to live their lives like they would in a video game.<p>Using a drone, wrist command module and special lenses, the Eidolon helps provide an "out of body experience" from a third-person perspective. The joke ad …