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Can Birds Be Trained To Bring Down Drones?

Yes, but it's not a good idea<p>As costs go down and ease of use goes up, more and more drones are going to enter American skies. Last month, the Federal Aviation Authority reported an increase in drones spotted near other aircraft, raising fears that an errant drone may imperil a manned airplane. But …

These experts still don't buy the FBI claim that North Korea hacked Sony

President Obama has done his best to tamp down fury at North Korea for hacking Sony--"I don't think it was an act of war," he said Sunday on CNN, but "cybervandalism"--but to find true skepticism about North Korea's role in the attack, you have to turn to the professional hacking and anti-hacking …

North Korea

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city …

Urban Design

US officials ID North Korea as source of Sony Pictures hack

According to <i>CNN</i>, <i>NBC</i>, and the <i>New York Times</i>, US officials will announce tomorrow that they've identified North Korea as the source behind a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures. As a result of threats tied to the attack, Sony Pictures today cancelled the premiere of its upcoming movie <i>The</i> …

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says - CNN.com

Alcatraz operated as a U.S. penitentiary for nearly 30 years before closing in 1963. Alcatraz Island is in San Francisco Bay.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, …

What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone?

In one word: Everything<p>It's a plane designed for the war no one wants to fight. The Long Range Strike Bomber is the Air Force’s secretive and long-running project to develop the next generation of nuclear-armed bombers, designed to unload hell in hostile skies. And there's a chance that it'll be …

Military

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …