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Lockheed Mounted A Laser Turret On Business Jet

Just for testing<p>Lasers could be the future of aerial warfare. Defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has already tested a directed energy weapon (or laser) on the ground, announced yesterday 60 successful tests of a laser turret on a business jet between 2014 and 2015. While the turret only fired a …

The astonishing village where little girls turn into boys aged 12

In every way, Johnny is physically and biologically male. But, astonishingly he did not grow a penis until he hit puberty.<p>He is one of many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, who are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage …

Dominican Republic

Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

It expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017 for next-generation wireless. That's much earlier than the common industry belief that 2020 will mark the start.<p>Verizon is getting ready to kick its wireless network up another notch.<p>The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin …

Telecoms

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Audi Makes Synthetic Gasoline Using Zero Petroleum

Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They’ve created a small batch of synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum whatsoever. And they’re working to tweak the process so they can create the fuel using nothing but …

Internal Combustion Engine

Get a Raspberry Pi 2 and free router for $41.73

Tinkerers and DIY lovers, this micro-PC is for you. Plus: more free music from Google Play!<p>Hey, is that a whole freakin' computer in the palm of your hand? It is if you're holding the latest Raspberry Pi , a microcomputer that's powerful enough to run <i>Windows 10</i>.<p>Sound interesting? So is this: For a …

Raspberry Pi

White America’s half century of shame: How the media’s Baltimore racism reveals a shocking lack of progress

The dog-whistle racism of Fox News is one of the more powerful reminders of how little has changed in the U.S.<p>In the United States, the color line is a paradox. It is story of continuity and change.<p>The color line in the Age of Obama, and the post-civil rights era more broadly, is built upon a …

Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes …

Guns