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The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community.<p>Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the massive pair of …

Nobel Prize

Former Ranger Villanueva stands for anthem, Steeler teammates remain in locker room

On a Sunday where more than 100 NFL players sat or took a knee during the national anthem, a 6-foot-9 West Point grad stood tall.<p>Pittsburgh Steelers …

Football (U.S.)

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

The Air Force's 'rods from god' could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout

The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed in or used from Earth's orbit. What they didn't count on was the US Air Force's most simple weapon ever: a tungsten rod that could hit a city with the explosive power of an …

Vietnam War

10 Things Non-Swimmers Say to Swimmers

Swimming isn’t a sport of constant play like volleyball or basketball, so it’s easy to understand why people who don’t swim think it might be boring.</i> …

NATO is an illusion

Russia and the Middle East both present national security issues for all of Europe. Europe, however, has no integrated military capability except for NATO, and NATO is now in shambles. It is a military alliance, but Europe has allowed its military capability to weaken dramatically.<p>Many Europeans …

Geopolitics

These Apollo Images Show the Moon Missions Like You've Never Seen

Space Science

From the Ground to the Air - The Effort Continues - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>By <b>ARIE EGOZI</b><p>Two unique Israeli active protection systems designed to defend tanks and APC’s from …

Military

Keeping Stealth Stealthy: The F-117's Secret Life At Tonopah Test Range Airport

The F-117, America’s first operational “stealth” aircraft, remains one of the most charismatic yet enigmatic jets ever. Even now it looks like …

Aviation

Heartbreaking numbers comparing how much money NASA spends vs. smokers

Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth.<p>In fact, that's a whole cultural meme. You see it played out over and over in the comments section whenever mainstream media covers a space story.<p>While …

Space Science

F-23 — The Super Fighter America Never Built

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the best air superiority fighter ever built, but could America have done better?<p>When the YF-22 prototype won the …

Aviation

5 Incredible Jet Stunts That Are Barely Even Possible

Thanks to thrust vectoring and supermaneuverability, these jets can nail tricks most planes could never even dream of.<p>Loops and barrel rolls are impressive aerial stunts, sure. But even during the most intense in-air aerobatics, most planes are still slaves to aerodynamics: The air flowing over …

Now you can buy Beretta's new gun made for the Army

Beretta is now selling its upgraded Army handgun to civilians.<p>The company started shipping its M9A3 pistol to retailers last week.<p>The sand-colored 9mm semiautomatic was designed for U.S. soldiers in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan. But the Department of Defense hasn't decided whether it wants to …

New Jersey

Landing an RC Plane on an RC Aircraft Carrier Is Mighty Impressive

Building your own 13-foot long remote control replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is challenging enough. But what good’s an aircraft carrier without any …

Russia scrambles the controls of the aircraft carrier 'Ronald Reagan' and the 7th fleet

On the 27th October 2015, a Tupolev 142 made numerous approaches to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which was working on manœuvres with the …

Firefox for iPhone and iPad now available in the App Store for free

You can now get the alternative web browser Firefox for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. Except its not really Firefox as you know it on the desktop, because the underlying engine is all WebKit, not Mozilla’s Gecko renderer like it is on the Mac. This is the same as the iOS Google Chrome app — the …

Apple has a crazy invention for self-drying iPhones

Apple has been taking steps to make the iPhone more water resistant than it has been previously. However, a newly-published patent application suggests the company may go even further — by using cutting-edge electrode technology to actively expel water that has become trapped in the device, rather …

Chinese Scientists Unveil New Stealth Material Breakthrough

<b>A group of scientists from China may</b> have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s …

7 Technologies Super Soldiers Will Be Using in Future Warfare

Billions of dollars are poured into military research each year in an effort to gain an advantage over enemies on the battlefield. From bulletproof …

Russia’s huge aircraft carrier fail

Video footage has emerged of the incredible effort required by the Russian tugboat Nikolay Chiker in 2012 to rescue the aircraft carrier Admiral …

Russia

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

Terrorism

NASA completes review of SLS design, adds racing stripes for good measure - ExtremeTech

By on October 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA has reached an important …

Watch This Poor Bastard Drown Every Single iPhone in Failed Experiment

You can tell Zach Straley means well. The apparently wealthy YouTuber won millions of views when he showed how an iPhone 6s was surprisingly …

Mobile Technology

The US Navy is worried that Russia might be planning to cut the undersea cables that carry 95% of internet traffic

The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world.<p>The newspaper quoted naval commanders and intelligence officials as saying they were monitoring …

Military

Apple is refusing to unlock an iPhone 5s for US law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in the US have hit back at Apple for not unlocking an iPhone that could help them solve a criminal investigation they're working on.<p>The US Justice Department wants Apple to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone in compliance with a search warrant but Apple is refusing to …

Privacy

Turkish air force reports it shot down unidentified drone

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey's air force shot down an unidentified aircraft -- reportedly an unmanned drone -- that entered Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, the Turkish armed forces said Friday in a statement.<p>The aircraft was shot down after it did not respond to three warnings from the Turkish air …

Middle East

Osterhout Design Group packs a ton of cool tech into next-generation augmented-reality smartglasses

Move over, Google Glass.<p>Osterhout Design Group is unveiling a consumer prototype of its augmented-reality smartglasses today as it aims to transfer an expensive technology developed for the military into the consumer wearables market.<p>The San Francisco company spent six years and $60 million …

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