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A planetary scientist explains how feasible Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars is

But even as early as the 1950s, aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun, had published his vision of a mission to Mars in his book The Mars Project.<p>We've also heard visions of settling the Red Planet under the leadership of a private organization before. So why does Elon Musk get so much attention? …

Comments of the Week #129: From the impossible physics of warp drive to photonic time

“Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on …

Hackers targeted Trump campaign, Republican Party groups: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hackers targeted the computer systems of presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Party organizations as well as Democratic Party networks, sources familiar with investigations into the attacks said.<p>Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at …

Futuristic Apple touchscreen will let you feel textures and temperatures

3D Touch is all well and good, but future Apple devices may incorporate advanced haptic technology which lets software simulate textures ranging from the grain of wood surface to the cold feeling of metal.<p>That’s according to a new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …

Anonymous says Isis is being protected by Silicon Valley company

A Silicon Valley computer firm has been accused by Anonymous of playing a key role in helping ISIS to strengthen and improve their online …

Let's Talk About Anonymous Versus ISIS

Let’s talk about Anonymous versus the self-identified Islamic State.<p>Last week the former—a dispersed and mercurial hacker outfit—declared “cyberwar” …

How To Completely Destroy The Internet

Remember when Anonymous threatened to destroy the entire internet? We laughed and ultimately their words were just hacker hubris. But it got us …

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US startup challenges Japan to giant robot battle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of …

A Swiss email firm gives the green light for hackers to hold the Web to ransom

Today, Swiss secure email firm Protonmail paid hackers nearly $6,000 to stop them crippling its sites, reports the BBC.<p>The site, which provides a free Web based encrypted email service was sent a threatening message demanding 15 Bitcoins in exchange for holding off on a distributed denial of …

Anonymous leaks identities of 350 alleged Ku Klux Klan members

List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify as members of white supremacist group<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has begun its promised leak of the identities of members of the Ku Klux Klan with a data dump of the names of more …