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Sorting Out The Latest Twist In The Trump/Russia Saga: Shady Business Dealings With Russian Mafia Figures

Is there such a thing as a slow news day with President Trump? Over the weekend, a string of accusations, heavily researched pieces, and other reports either arrived or were resurrected (from last fall) on a few fronts. One, that the Trump Organization has been involved with some fairly shady, even …

Donald Trump

Here's what's wrong with the world's most lethal combat plane

As War Is Boring's David Archibald notes, the F-22 sorely lacks infrared-search-and-track (IRST) sensors, as well as cheek-mounted, side-looking radars.<p>Archibald credits these shortcomings to the plane's design period, when the US Air Force placed a budget cap on developing the avionics for the …

Aerospace

Specter of military option for North Korea on the rise

With heavily sanctioned North Korea marching undeterred toward possession of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), calls for …

North Korea

Cold War relic, present day threat

<b>By Charles Krauthammer,</b> <i>The Washington Post Writers Group</i><p>You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, …

Here's the massive gap in average income between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in every state

The Economic Policy Institute calculated income inequality in the US by state, metropolitan area, and county. This map shows the difference in annual income between the top 1% and the bottom 99% of individuals in each state.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Economic Policy Institute

This Shipping Container Is Actually a Huge 3D Printer

At Maker Faire Orlando, there was a shipping container that was perched near a walkway right in the middle of the event. I had looked at it, the night before the event opened and wondered what was inside. It turns out, that the shipping container was Mille, a portable manufacturing system.<p>Mille is …

Shipping Containers

Japanese company replaces workers with artificial intelligence

A Japanese company is making 34 employees redundant in order to replace them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI.<p>Human workers at Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance are set to be replaced by an artificial intelligence that can calculate payouts to policyholders.<p>After the 200m yen (£1.4m) AI system is installed …

Artificial Intelligence

Technology killed manufacturing jobs; trade is what will bring their replacement

Welcome to the new world order. After years of liberalization, globalization is in retreat. Populist political victories and backroom deals to<p>strongarm encourage firms to keep manufacturing jobs at home are our new realities.<p>One could argue the revolt is deserved. Proponents of globalization …

Economics

Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.<p>From winning <i>Jeopardy</i> in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year, IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform is all over popular culture. Press releases fly out about Watson producing a movie …

China tests prototype of most advanced stealth fighter jet

China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported on Monday, as it tries to end the West’s monopoly …

Aerospace

F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?

Lockheed Martin's F-16 and Saab Gripen fighter aircraft could possibly contest the IAF fighter aircraft replacement program.<p>As India looks to replace …

There is no other helicopter in the world like Marine One

A custom built helicopter, Marine One accompanies the president around the country and overseas.<p>"The helicopter was very smooth, very impressive," Obama told reporters after his first ride in the helicopter in 2009. "You go right over the Washington Monument and then you know — kind of curve in by …

Military

Through the Centuries, New York From Above

“Manhattan has been compelled to expand skyward because of the absence of any other direction in which to grow,” E.B. White wrote in “Here is New York,” his classic 1949 essay. “This, more than any other thing, is responsible for its physical majesty.”<p>This ascent over the centuries, through …

Midtown Manhattan

Here's what happens on the airplane before you board your flight

American AirlinesFlight 998 from Orlando, Fla., landed atLos Angeles International Airportat 8:19 a.m. on a cloudy Tuesday morning, carrying 181 passengers.<p>The minute the A321 jet reached the gate, teams of workers swarmed the plane with the precision of a marching band. For good reason.<p>In less …

Russia's Tu-154 plane has been plagued with accidents even before its deadly crash into the Black Sea

Although Russian commercial airlines are no longer known to use the plane -- which first flew in 1972 and went out of production in 1994 -- it is still used by the military.<p>In spite of the tragedy, Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told local news agencies Sunday that permanently …

Airplanes

Artificial intelligence could cost millions of jobs. The White House says we need more of it.

<b>By Steven Overly</b> <i><br>Special to The Washington Post</i><p>The growing popularity of artificial intelligence technology will likely lead to millions of lost jobs, …

OECD

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Smart TV

White House: Basic Income Won't Solve Robot Automation

A new report instead recommends changing the social safety net.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Basic Income & Politics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Japan Just Approved a Record $43.6 Billion Military Budget to Counter China and North Korea

(TOKYO) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Thursday approved an increase in defense spending to record levels to counter growing …

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After North Korea Nuked the United States?

Not that they would, but it's good to game these things out.<p>If you weren't paying attention to North Korea throughout 2016—a year when major nuclear powers like Russia, the US, the UK, and China were all competing for the geopolitical spotlight by doing crazy shit—it was easy to forget that the …

North Korea

Playing The American Card: the Realpolitik Game With China & Russia That Trump Doesn't Get

A principle taught in international relations is that a rising power could threaten global stability. The example given is Germany prior to World War I and its rapid economic rise challenging England's dominance. Following that model, if one were to believe Donald Trump's anti-China rhetoric, a …

PLA 2.0: China's Military Intelligence Upgrade

<i>This two-part series is adapted from remarks delivered at The Jamestown Foundation’s Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference and chapter in</i> China’s Evolving Military Strategy <i>(2016)</i>. <i>Part One addresses the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) evolving thinking on intelligence. Part Two</i> …

Military

Russia has conducted the fifth test of a new anti-satellite weapon that could knock out US communications

The test of the PL-19 Nudol missile was carried out Dec. 16 from a base in central Russia, and was monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>It was the fifth test of the Nudol missile and the third successful flight of a system Moscow has claimed is for use against enemy missiles, said officials …

Military

What SpaceX's Rocket Explosion Means for Elon Musk

Elon Musk has a thing for moving fast. Back in 2000, according to a story Musk told in an interview with technology journalist Sarah Lacy, he was …

SpaceX's booms and busts: spaceflight is littered with explosions and disasters

When Nasa tried to launch a satellite into orbit, the rocket crumpled into smoke and fire. Almost 60 years later, SpaceX is feeling similarly explosive growing pain<p>SpaceX: explosions rock launch site in Florida during testing<p>The first time Nasa tried to launch a satellite into orbit, in December …

Elon Musk and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good $779 Million Day

Elon Musk has a lot riding on his plan to merge Tesla Motors Inc. with SolarCity Corp. -- including a big chunk of his $8.3 billion fortune.<p>He may be …

Tesla

Rejoice: American Is Retiring 20 MD-80 Aircraft Today

American has been making significant investments to modernize their fleet. They’re ordering both new narrowbody and widebody planes, though perhaps …

Strategic Thinking: The Basics

<b>Strategic Thinking: The Basics by Jae Jun</b><p><b>First published at Hurricane Capital</b><p><b>What You Will Learn</b><p><i>What is the framework for strategic thinking?</i>• <i><br>Which</i> …

Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies

<b>Joe Sutter, the man who led development of Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, has died aged 95.</b><p>Boeing's commercial aircraft boss Ray Conner said Sutter was "an inspiration" not just to Boeing but "to the entire aerospace industry".<p>The 747, which ushered in the long-haul travel era, first flew in 1969 before …

Aerospace