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Israel tests new ‘Sky Shield’ missile defense system for commercial airliners

The “Sky Shield” technology had yielded “100 percent successful” results against incoming missiles.<p>Israel has successfully tested a new missile …

Does Qantas sale spell the end for an airline Australians own and operate?

The government is talking about a level playing field while suggesting there are other safeguards to ensure it won’t happen<p>There are plenty of arguments to be made in favour of abandoning the whole idea of special status for a national airline.<p>But you can’t make them and then also claim you aren’t …

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

This is a photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation, shot by Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton in 1952 through his Rapatronic (Rapid Action …

The World’s First Sunset Hyperlapse from an Airplane

<b>Update</b>: The original version of this post quoted a flight attendant in the intro, when it was in fact the author’s girlfriend who made the remark …

Drunk Women Targeted By Sober Men In Bars, Study Finds

A new study has found that the "blurred lines" people encounter in bars and nightclubs are much clearer than we thought.<p>Men are taking advantage of …

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take …

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10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) life-saving: the new tech would use data from onboard sensor to automatically detect when a user is …