Vincent Biancalana

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DARPA’s “Dark Web” revealing Memex tool is also pretty scary

In the realm of cybersecurity, balancing national security and personal privacy is undoubtedly a tough act to pull off. The Internet has long been …

Watch A Power Saw Made With Shark Teeth Slice Through Salmon

Very Important Science<p>Sometimes you just have to make a power saw out of shark teeth, for science.<p>This video shows a reciprocating saw, named Jawzall, that a team of biologists built to investigate the cutting power of the teeth of different species of sharks. Of course! The saw is supposed to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Hundreds Of Bluetooth Beacons Secretly Track New York City Passersby

NYC has publicized its plans to modernize old public pay phones, but not this.<p>**Update: **<i>New York City officials have told Titan to remove its tracking beacons from city phonebooths, Buzzfeed reports. The removal request came just hours after Buzzfeed pubished its story on the beacons.</i><p>A company …

New York City

Environment: News & features

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car! The vehicle, known as the Quant …

U.S. Army Wants A Parachuting Tank

Three vehicles will replace the Humvee -- and they'll all arrive by air.<p>After years of service in wars -- from Iraq to Afghanistan to Iraq again -- the Humvee is on its way out. Officially named the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, (HMMVV) its acronym and stature is so iconic that it …

Military

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

<i>For the full story, read this week’s TIME magazine.</i><p>With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple is attempting to put …

Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]

Etsy

Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - live

Foreign ministers agree to impose visa bans and asset freezes but fall short of US expectations on deeper economic sanctions. Follow all the latest developments<p><b>• Foreign ministers agree more 'forceful' sanctions</b> <b><br>• Hollande aide: UK 'hypocrite' to call for French sanctions</b> <b><br>• British investigators to</b> …

Russia

US drone strike kills several militants in Pakistan

Eleven dead in remote-controlled attack on a compound in north Waziristan, the second this week<p>A US drone strike in north-western Pakistan has killed 11 militants on Saturday, a Taliban commander and security officials said, as Pakistani security forces pressed ahead with an offensive in a Taliban …