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HMS Queen Elizabeth is 'running outdated Windows XP', raising cyber attack fears

Fears have been raised that Britain’s largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP.<p>As HMS Queen Elizabeth left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials, it was revealed the £3.5billion aircraft …

B-17 Flying Fortress Ride - World War II Planes

My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn.<p>My father flew 36 missions over Europe during World War II before he was 20 years old. He lived for 81 years, yet rarely talked about his service as a U.S. bombardier. I learned everything I know about the war studying books, …

U.S. Army

Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world

Army Special Forces got its start on June 19, 1952 — 65 years ago Monday — and since then its soldiers have been at the forefront of fights in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and are now advising US-backed forces inside Syria.<p>They call themselves the quiet professionals, and they are one of the most …

Military

Will Formula One lose more than it gains if they continue to increase the calendar?

Liberty Media have continued to put their stamp on the Formula One schedule with the return of the French and German Grand Prix’ for the 2018 season. The return of the two European tracks will take the number of races to 21 - after the Malaysian Grand Prix was cut; with rumours still circulating …

Great Books About War by Authors Who Have Been in It

Here are some of the best novels and short stories about conflict by veterans and others who served.<p>This Memorial Day, while lying on a beach, flipping some 'burgs with your buds, remembering the troops, or all of the above, consider picking up a book written by a vet. If you need suggestions, …

Literature

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

Books

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

Monsters of the sky: The top 10 biggest aircraft ever built

From the Hindenburg to the A380, marvel at aviation engineering at its grandest.<p>Earlier this month, the airship affably known as the Flying Bum spent …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

57 minutes ago<p>In the coming weeks, there will be a lot of talk of potential Minnesota Vikings free-agent signings. But the last few years have …

In 1946, Winston Churchill gave a speech at a tiny Missouri college that changed the way everyone thought about Russia

This speech, titled "The Sinews of Peace," ended up sounding the alarm on the fracturing relationship between the post-war superpowers.<p>The famous speech first started to come together the previous October, when Churchill received a letter from Westminster College President F.L. McCluer, asking him …

World History

The President’s Secret Air Force

Air Force One is just the public face of a fleet that keeps the president safe and secure.<p><i>The following is expanded and adapted from</i> Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2017).</i><p>The photo this winter of a smiling …

Military
Neat

Here's why the F-35 once lost to F-16s, and how it made a stunning comeback

Essentially it came down to energy management in the early days of the F-35's testing, according to the report.<p>During a dogfight, jets have to manage extreme amounts of kinetic energy while making pinpoint turns and maneuvers.<p>With smaller wings than some legacy fighters and an inferior …

Aviation

How to Avoid Blurry Photos

Blurry photos got you down?You're not alone...In fact, I'd say that for beginner photographers (and a lot of the rest of us, too), blurry photos is …

Shutter Speed

Formula One drivers: Every one ranked on the eve of the 2017 season

Motor Racing

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

5 Smart Home Tech Products to Make Your Life Easier Photos

This week marks the 16th annual Architectural Digest Design Show (ADDS). The four-day event—which is the ultimate destination for those in the luxury and design market—allows architects, designers, and the general public a first-hand look at the most exciting products of the year. Over 400 brands, …

F-35 pilot explains why the next-generation aircraft is a 'dream to fly'

The stealth fighter makes it much easier for pilots to locate, track and destroy enemy targets across a wide range of combat circumstances -- including attacks from farther ranges than existing fighters can operate, the F-35A pilot said.<p>Speaking to Scout Warrior as part of a special "Inside the …

Aviation
Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas: I have not joined Mercedes to play second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas believes he can beat Lewis Hamilton to the Formula One championship after declaring he has not joined Mercedes to settle for second place.<p>Hamilton will be partnered by the 27-year-old Finnish driver for the new season, which gets under way in Melbourne next month.<p>Bottas, who is yet …

To Libya and Back: Inside a Stealth Bomber Strike Against ISIS

During the dying days of Obama's administration, U.S. B-2 Spirit bomber crews executed a 32-hour sortie against ISIS. This is how it happened.<p>An MQ-9 Predator soars high above the camp, the camera in its sensor ball fixed on the Islamic State fighters below. The foot soldiers are unloading …

A supersonic life: The story of Concorde Alpha Foxtrot

Airbus

Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project

The age of the flying car will soon be upon us. Thanks to a convergence of technology developments – lithium batteries, multirotor drones, electric …

Flying Car