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Darpa develops system to launch and retrieve large drones travelling at speed in midair

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and Aurora Flight Sciences have developed a new prototype system that is able to …

Drones

World War II never 'formally' ended — Russia and Japan may change that soon

If all goes according to plan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will slip into a steaming bath next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a hot spring in Abe's hometown of Nagato, which faces Russia across the Sea of Japan.<p>Abe's goal in hosting Putin at a traditional <i>onsen</i>, as such hot …

Russia

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Google Assistant

This app revolutionizes how immigrants send money to their families around the world

Edrizio De La Cruz emigrated to New York City from the Dominican Republic when he was just 12 years old. Now, at 35, he’s the co-founder and CEO of …

Dominican Republic

Stanford will pay you to attend its business school — but only if you agree to work in the Midwest

A new fellowship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, one of the top ranked business schools, covers tuition and fees for MBA students. But …

College & University

Watch the US Navy test its new ship against 10,000 pound bombs

(The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS-6) moors pier side at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to refuel.US Navy photo by Mass …

Military

This USB stick is basically directly out of a sci-fi movie and we’re scared

This USB stick is basically directly out of a sci-fi movie and we’re scared<p>If <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>‘s HAL 9000 had a little tiny baby, it would be …

Hong Kong

New Catalyst Could Split Water Cheaply

The mysterious workings of a new catalyst could help produce fuels from water and improve fuel cells, scientists say.<p>Splitting water into its …

Fuel Cell

Let’s talk infrastructure, since Clinton won’t

It’s been a momentous week in politics, what with a former congressman sending more lewd pictures of himself, and Donald Trump invading Mexico, and …

Hillary Clinton

Russia will deploy a division of troops about 50 miles from the US

Chukotka kuril islands<p>(Google Maps)<p>At a recent event, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that a division of troops would be stationed in …

Military

Australia must choose between United States and China: U.S. Army official

By Tom Westbrook<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - A senior U.S. soldier said on Thursday Australia must choose between a stronger U.S. alliance or closer ties with …

China

Google's new search mode surfaces results from Android apps

For some time now, Google’s search engine has been able to peer into mobile apps to find content within them. The company has now taken that feature a step further with its new search mode on Android.<p>Fire up Google’s app or launch Google Now and enter a query, and you’ll find a new ‘In Apps’ tab …

NASA's EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

The dream of the EmDrive, a futuristic space propulsion engine capable of getting us to Mars in a matter of weeks, may sound like science-fiction — …

Physics

Pizza by drone: unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand

1 / 2<p>A delivery drone performs a test flight with a Domino's pizza box in Auckland, New Zealand<p>A delivery drone performs a test flight with a …

New Zealand

Habitable planet found in solar system next door

Paris (AFP) - Scientists Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest our Sun, opening up the glittering …

Universe

US: We will 'defend our forces' against Syrian, Russian war planes

Reporters pushed press secretary Peter Cook to explain the distinction.<p>"Our warning to the Syrians is the same that we've had for some time, that we're going to defend our forces and they would be advised not to fly in areas where our forces have been operating," Cook said.<p>"It's not a 'no fly …

Middle East

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after 3 Chinese military planes entered air defence zone

The Chinese aircraft, which included a bomber, left after a warning from Seoul.<p>South Korean forces scrambled fighter jets to escort three Chinese …

SitRep: Russia Massing Forces Near Ukraine as Putin Lands in Crimea

<b>Russian summer.</b> Moscow is dispatching thousands of soldiers to its border with Ukraine, along with more armored vehicles, more aircraft, and more …

Russia

China's military may take big steps to support Assad's regime in Syria

Pictures of US soldiers wearing Kurdish YPG patches, while fighting ISIS. Screenshot/Twitter via @jenanmoussa<p>A few years ago, relatively early on in the war against ISIS, I was smuggled into Northern Syria along a PKK re-supply route. Taking a small inflatable boat across the river which acted as …

Middle East

Images from the front lines of Ukraine are a vivid reminder that there's still a war going on in Europe

<i>Editor's note: The validity of the pictures in this post has been called into question since this post was published. The Ukrainian government has stated that it will no longer use the work of the photographer, Dmitry Muravsky, who was responsible for the images due to concerns that the scenes were</i> …

Russia

The US Air Force just made a huge show in the South China Sea with 3 nuclear-capable bombers

On Wednesday, the US Air Force made history by flying all three operational bombers, the B-52, the B-1, and the B-2 over Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, before conducting drills in the South China Sea and Northeast Asia.<p>The unique opportunity to fly these three long range bombers together came …

Military

Hints of an exotic new particle has physicists geeking out about a mysterious fifth force in the universe

When the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012, the excitement in the physics world was palpable. The news featured on the front pages of newspapers, …

Physics

Forget Tesla, Rimac’s Concept One EV is the speed demon of our dreams

At this point, you might be forgiven for thinking that Tesla's Model S has run out of things to race against. Over the past few months, we've seen a …

Tesla Model S

Here’s How the Philippines Can Win in the South China Sea

The Philippine Islands has a problem. It has international law on its side in its quarrel with China over maritime territory, but no policeman …

China

Hackers demand a $600M ‘reward’ to spill more secret NSA docs

National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade<p>CreativeTime Reports/Flickr<p>Speculation continues to run rampant about the extent and scale of the …

Edward Snowden

U.S. ready for nuclear 'smart' bomb

The B61-12 nuclear bomb will be the U.S. military's first 'smart' nuke with precision guided capability and customizable nuclear strength.

Nuclear Energy

These are the only sanctions that Russia cares about

Russia can expect 'indefinite' sanctions for its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, according to a Russia specialist who says the country is …

Russia