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Pentagon left public intelligence gathering data on exposed server

Even intelligence gatherers aren't immune to making mistakes that leave data wide open. Researchers at UpGuard have revealed that the US military's Central Command and Pacific Command left "at least" 1.8 billion collected internet posts exposed on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 server. Some …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

A 53-Billion-Pixel Image Lets You Zoom In Impossibly Far

How far can you zoom?<p>The crazy sorts of image enhancement you've seen in episodes of CSI aren't actually real right? You can't just endlessly zoom in. Well, ordinarily that's correct, but this neat little photo is a clever exception to the rule.<p>The astonishing 53-billion-pixel picture is mostly …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

Universe

The Hardest Place in the World to Visit

The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it.<p>Shrouded in black <i>niqab</i> and ankle-length <i>abaya</i>, she floats towards me. Behind, her friends are firing salvos of cell-phone photos, as though we foreigners are exotic beasts in a zoo. She stops, and …

Saudi Arabia

Comedian Celeste Barber's Parody Of Fashion Magazine Photos Is Hilarious

Nailed it.<p>Sick of how far removed the images in fashion magazines seem from real life? So is Celeste Barber, and her response is completely hilarious.<p>…

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

Galactic Civilizations III reminds 4X strategy fans what it truly means to go beyond Earth

Galactic Civilizations III is a standout example of a strategy game that casual 4X players like myself could easily miss.<p>Developer and publisher Stardock Entertainment does not have the marketing prowess to plaster ads with logos and branding to gain public awareness at the level 2K achieved with …

Master of Orion 4X strategy series returns under Wargaming’s banner

The World of Tanks company’s next game is not another slow-paced World War II-era vehicle shooter. Instead, it’s going back to exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating in space.<p>Wargaming is planning to bring back Master of Orion, a beloved 4X turn-based sci-fi strategy franchise that …

Orion Spacecraft

Hackers can track your every call and movement, using just your phone number

Security experts say breaking into a smartphone is easier than you think -- and they've spied on a US Congressman's phone calls to prove it.<p>German computer engineer Karsten Nohl told "60 Minutes" in America that all a hacker needs is a phone number.<p>From there, Nohl says hackers can "track [the …

Microsoft announces its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

Microsoft is bringing its excellent Windows Phone keyboard to the iPhone. The software giant first revealed its plans to bring Word Flow to iOS back in January, but a new sign up page has revealed that beta testers will be able to access the keyboard soon. Just like the Windows Phone keyboard, the …

Windows Phone

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

Meet the travel blogger who made 6 figures writing about her vacations

The 36-year-old started her blog Ordinary Traveler back in 2011 after a six-week vacation to Southeast Asia with her boyfriend. Fast forward to 2016, and Woodrow made six figures last year off of her travel blog.<p>"The bigger travel blogs are people who quit their jobs and became nomads — you don't …

San Diego

Being Pranked With a Lifelike Robot Dinosaur Must Be Terrifying

Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw <i>Jurassic Park</i>? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a comfy theater chair. …

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.<p>Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen …

This bizarre Wizard of Oz amusement park has been closed for 36 years — a photographer got inside and took these eerie photos

Equipped with a real yellow brick road and costumes from the movie set, visitors were made to feel like they themselves were Dorothy — venturing from the tornado ridden house to the Emerald City.<p>But only 10 years after opening, the park officially closed due to the developers going bankrupt. Today, …

Blue Ridge Mountains

GE created these giant robots for the US Military in the 50s and 60s

1/<p>The Handyman was a robotic manipulator developed to handle delicate materials.<p>The Museum of Science and Innovation<p>In 1958, GE worked with the US …

Supercell hits 100M daily players with just four mobile games

Supercell chief executive Ilkka Paananen announced today on Twitter that the Finnish company has hit 100 million daily active players who play its four games.<p>That is a huge accomplishment, considering the company has just 180 employees. Supercell has four releases on the top-grossing list of the …

Mobile Gaming

Scott Kelly exposed himself to 24 times more radiation in space than the average human

While the opportunity to live in space for that long is a privilege reserved for a special few, this honor comes with a cost.<p>In space, astronauts are exposed to cosmic radiation that would otherwise be absorbed or deflected by Earth's protective atmosphere.<p>In fact, experts estimated for Scientific …

Particles

BMW just unveiled its mind-blowing vision for cars 100 years in the future

The design study — dubbed the "BMW Vision Next 100" — is what the Bavarian automaker believes the ultimate driving machine could be in the year 2116.<p>"If, as a designer, you are able to imagine something, there's a good chance it could one day become reality," BMW Group design chief Adrian van …

Carbon Fiber

NASA Is Growing Potatoes In Peru To Simulate Martian Conditions

If Mark Watney can do it...<p>In order for humanity to one day colonize Mars, researchers must first find a sustainable crop to grow there. However, Mars isn’t the most hospitable place for plant life, which is why NASA scientists are currently in Lima, Peru attempting to grow potatoes in a simulated …

Donald Trump wins South Carolina primary, opening clear path to nomination

Donald Trump now has a clear path toward the Republican nomination for the White House after a victory in the South Carolina primary that confirms his insurgent campaign as a political juggernaut.<p>Frustrated conservatives in the first state to vote in the American south preferred his channeling of …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Apollo Missions

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The next great smartphone isn’t a phone at all

When Apple created the world’s most popular smartphone, they made it basic. It took what the personal computer was and took out all the work. Android …

What will life look like in 100 years? Underwater cities, printed food and holidays to Mars

They look like scenes from a science fiction film - but these striking images show how we could all be living in 100 years time.<p>From owning an …