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Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

University of Kentucky

41 pictures that show why a US aircraft carrier is such a dominant force

Carriers are expensive, with new Ford-class ships running about $13 billion, but they last about 50 years.<p>Business Insider's Robert Johnson visited the USS Eisenhower during a massive mine clearing effort in the Persian Gulf a few years ago.<p>The Ike, which finished two years worth of maintenance in …

The Online Habits That Trigger NSA Spying

Wor­ried about the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency <b></b>mon­it­or­ing you? If you take cer­tain steps to mask your iden­tity on­line, such as us­ing the …

Privacy

Ground Radial Wire For Vertical – Ham Radio Antenna

In this video I show the ground radial wire I use, and talk about laying a radial field under my Hustler 4BTV vertical ham radio antenna<p>December 12, …

Visualizing RF Standing Waves

Standing waves are one of those topics that lots of people have a working knowledge of, but few seem to really grasp. A Ham radio operator will tell …

Antenna Topics: A 20 meter vertical antenna with tuned counterpoise, post #190

If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/eHHDdIXdMnI. This is a great antenna …

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT D-HEXPEDITION PORTABLE HEXBEAM

December 30, 2014 No comments<p>The Yaesu FT DX 3000 – Building on the YAESU FT DX Heritage The FT DX 3000 is member of the long line of top performing …

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R) (2014 Model)

• Compact stick design. Plugs discreetly right into the HDMI port. Great for wall-mounted TVs.<br>• 2,000+ entertainment channels and counting. By far the …

Ruff and ready: Cute Instagram pictures show dogs enjoying the great outdoors on camping trips with their owners

• <b>Camping With Dogs show dogs swimming in lakes and cuddling by fires</b>• <b><br>Since it was launched this year, it has secured over 74,000 followers</b>• <b><br>The page</b> …

For better antennas, add this ‘smart’ material

Scientists are manipulating a material known as vanadium dioxide, or VO2, and making it useable at a size barely visible to the naked eye.<p>“My …

Chemistry

US Navy orders Elbit’s QuadEye-based NVG cueing and display system

The US Navy has placed its third order with Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems of America (ESA) for a night vision cueing and display system that …

Military

Maximizing Energy from Solar Panels on Slanted Roofs with kirigami shapechanging solar cells

Most of the solar panels in the world sit on rooftops at a fixed angle, so they miss out on capturing energy during parts of every day. Now …

Aircraft carrier gets test drive after tune-up

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you get your car out of the shop, it's always fun to take it out on the freeway to see how well the tune-up went.<p>When the U.S. Navy gets one of its aircraft carriers back after a 23-month tune-up, it sort of does the same thing.<p>The 1,092-foot-long, 95,000-ton USS Dwight D. Eisenhower …

Officers' Letter to Congress on Iran Deal Is Not a One-Day Story

Today, Obama actually wants to <i>give</i> the most destructive weapons in the world to Iran's genocidal regime.<p>He has simply switched sides.<p>His actions are …

Google's OnHub is an easy router that cures bad Wi-Fi

For most people, a Wi-Fi router is like a Ronco rotisserie: You set it and forget it. These often ugly networking boxes have one job: Give us Wi-Fi …

Dr Clare Miller endures SAS and Navy Seal training and BEATS the male competition

Is this Britain's toughest woman? Doctor, 32, endures SAS and Navy Seal training including 'surf torture' and timed marches - and manages to BEAT the …

Special forces transform into hi-tech 'desert ghosts' in stealth suits as they hunt Jihadi John

Special forces are using state-of-the-art stealth clothing to operate as “desert ghosts” in the hunt for Jihadi John.<p>SAS and other elite snipers are …

Special Forces

A Med Kit You’ll Actually Carry–The DARK Shingle

Dark Angel Medical has been supplying great med kits, gear, and training since their inception. We all know we should carry medical gear on our rigs, …

Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by <i>Consumer Reports</i>. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 points on a 100-point scale. The reviewers call the sedan "a glimpse into the future of the auto industry." They …

Benchmade Valet: The Almost Perfect EDC Knife

There is a difference between perfect and great. Some things that are technically perfect are exceptionally boring (Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, for …

The Gizmodo Outdoor Gear Guide

There's never a better time to head outside and enjoy the outdoors before it becomes too damn cold. Some of the below products will require some …

LG Made A Full-Size Keyboard For Mobiles That Folds Into A Stick To Fit In Your Bag

If you ever wanted to stuff a full-size keyboard inside your (big) pockets or bag, then LG’s got your back with its newest product.<p>The Korean company has just unveiled a full-sized QWERTY keyboard for smartphones and tablets that rolls up into a stick for storage and portability.<p>‘Rolly Keyboard’ — …

Gear & Gadgets

Underwater flight in the DeepFlight Dragon

In our latest review video, Loz scoots over to Lake Tahoe, California, where the Deepflight team is testing its new personal submersible. Shaped like …

Tahoe

ECOmbo solar-equipped camper designed to keep you comfy off grid

It seems like nearly every camping trailer we've covered lately has come from Oregon. High Camp, Nest and Freespirit were a few of the latest …

Here is the badass truck replacing the US military's aging Humvees

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — the HMMWV, or Humvee — is a stalwart of the battleground. If you asked someone to draw a military truck, they'd almost certainly draw this classic machine, which is almost older than a millennial (1984!) and gained such a pop culture following at one …

Best camping apps [2015]

It goes without saying, camping is one of the most exciting and relaxing activities to take part of on any given weekend. There’s nothing like …

Do this now: A step-by-step guide for encrypting your Android phone

It seems like every week there’s a major new vulnerability found in Android. What makes this even worse for users is that it will likely take them …

OFF-GRID HAM RADIO: Simple Emergency Communication When the Grid Goes Down

Off-grid

SHTF COMS: Emergency Communications When Disaster Strikes

Free six-part course on encrypting email and securing your network sessions against snooping

Jeff sez, "Tuts+ has made my six part introduction to PGP encryption, email and networking privacy available to readers for free."<p>While encryption …

Information Systems