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10 lethal special operations units from around the world

Special Analysis: Breakdown on top 10 Special Ops Units around the world

JTAC called in airstrikes despite softball-sized hole in his back after being shot

The situation was looking grim when a team of 30 U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan commandos found themselves surrounded in a Taliban-sympathizing …

Should the U.S. Air Force Bomb Forest Fires?

It sounds ridiculous, but it’s an idea that's grounded in physics.<p>Earlier this summer, the Swedish Air Force dropped a laser-guided bomb on a forest fire to help suppress the flames. Now there’s a proposal for the United States to do the same, using the might of the U.S. Air Force to fight …

U.S. Air Force

Activations of deep convolutional neural networks are aligned with gamma band activity of human visual cortex

Abstract<p>Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence have revealed principles about neural processing, in particular about vision. …

Incredible Planet Discovery Yields 44 Confirmed Exoplanets ‘In One Go’

Aside from the 44 confirmed extrasolar planets, the astronomers also found 27 planet candidates, 'most of which are likely to be real.'<p>In an amazing …

EXCLUSIVE: Discovery Channel treasure hunter claims he’s found evidence of an extra-terrestrial spaceship while exploring ancient shipwrecks beneath the Bermuda Triangle

A treasure hunter has made an astonishing 'unexplained' discovery deep beneath the Bermuda Triangle that he believes could provide the first evidence …

Paranormal

Exoplanet Just 11 Light Years Away Could Support Life

By on July 13, 2018 at 7:27 am<p>As scientists study the stars, we’re finding exoplanets closer and closer to home. Proxima Centauri b is just a few …

Universe

SA takes giant leap in science with launch of MeerKAT

MeerKAT, built in the North Cape, is the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. Photo: …

German student comes up with an amazing 'mobile airbag' for your phone

We've all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor.<p>A good case and a screen protector might …

The final launch of SpaceX’s Block 4 rocket looked stunning

The Falcon 9 booster has flown 11 missions this year.<p>On Friday, SpaceX launched its final Block 4 version of the Falcon 9 rocket, and it did so …

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

3,500<p>Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal information.<p>Published June 28, 2018 | Photo by AP Photo/James Brooks<p>3,500<p>Sweden first adopted the technology in 2015, with roughly 3,000 to 3,500 people …

Keras or PyTorch as your first deep learning framework

<b>So, you want to learn deep learning? Whether you want to start applying it to your business, base your next side project on it, or simply gain</b> …

Why the Marines Ditched the Best Offense in History

The most brilliant tactical formation devised by any team in the last half-century isn’t football’s Packer sweep, basketball’s triangle offense or anything else relating to sports.<p>It’s the rifle squads of the United States Marine Corps.<p>No matter what hard-bitten corner of the world they’ve deployed …

Interstellar space travel will require lots of sex

A pair of scientists from France developed an algorithm to determine the minimum amount of sexually active couples it would take to maintain a human crew inside of a spaceship for 6,300 years – the time it would take to reach the nearest star beyond the sun.<p><b>Let’s get it on:</b> The Heritage algorithm, …

New method of tilapia-farming makes the old way seem square

One of the world's most commonly farmed fish, tilapia are typically raised in square pens and get fed by hand a few times a day. New Brazilian …

Exclusive: State Department risks China's ire with request for US Marines in Taiwan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The State Department has requested that US Marines be sent to Taiwan to help safeguard America's de facto embassy there, two US officials tell CNN, prompting China to urge the US to "exercise caution."<p>One US official said that while the request for a Marine security guard was …

China

Interstellar Comet ‘Oumuamua Has a Built-In 'Propulsion' System

Remember that cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed through our Solar System last year? It was pretty weird, right? Well, new research shows …

Scientists Discover Dolphins Call Each Other by Name

“This is the coolest thing ever."<p>Video shot in Shark Bay, Australia, shows something incredible: dolphins are calling each other <i>by name</i>.<p>The video is …

Japanese Spacecraft Reaches Diamond Asteroid After 3.5 Years

The Japanese space agency has successfully rendezvoused with a diamond-shaped asteroid millions of miles from Earth.<p>After travelling for three and a half years, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft made its final approach to the space rock on June 27 and is ready to start its exploration and survey of the …

Asteroids

Has This Startup Cracked the Secret to Fusion Energy?

The ongoing joke in the world of physics is that commercially viable fusion energy has been just on the horizon — 30 years away at most — for the …

The 14 Best Nootropics and Smart Drugs Reviewed

Nootropics and smart drugs are natural or synthetic substances that can be taken to improve mental performance in healthy people.<p>They have gained …

Astronauts rocketing into space at 18,000 mph look incredibly chill about it

Blasting into space at nearly 18,000 mph seems unnerving. But three space station-bound astronauts appeared profoundly tranquil as they sped through …

Army adding 2 months to Basic Combat Training for deadlier 'baseline' infantrymen

Life for new recruits at Fort Benning, Georgia, is about to get a lot longer.<p>The U.S. Army has plans to extend Basic Combat Training for its young …

This Supercomputer Can Calculate in 1 Second What Would Take You 6 Billion Years

It's shiny, fast and ultrapowerful. But it's not the latest Alpha Romeo. A physics laboratory in Tennessee just unveiled Summit, likely to be named …

Aevum's New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours

A space launch every 3 hours may soon be possible using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane, a new startup company …

Donald Trump surprised officials by announcing the Space Force, a new branch of the US military

At a meeting of National Space Council intended to transfer space responsibilities from military to civilian hands, president Donald Trump surprised attendees by ordering the top US military officer to launch a new branch of the military in space.<p>While the creation of a Space Force has been debated …

Video Shows Drone Boats Swarming South China Sea - Warrior Maven

South China Sea

Our galaxy might be way more vast than we thought

Most Earthlings know we live in an immense rotating spiral disk glowing with 200 billion stars — but just how immense could actually blow your …

US releases video of HIMARS strike that killed 50 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

On the 24th of May, dozens of Taliban leaders were congregating in a building located in the Musa Qala district of Afghanistan. The U.S. military authorized a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System strike on the meeting place, which killed at least 50 Taliban insurgents, according to U.S. …

Researchers Have Invented an Awesome And Scary Nuclear Battery Pack

Is the world ready for it?<p>Batteries powered by radioactive materials have been around for more than a century, but what they promise in power they …

Batteries