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Night Stalker MH-47D Chinooks Once Snatched A Libyan Hind Gunship From Chad

Eager to get ahold of one of the Soviet helicopters largely intact, the U.S. military sent the elite Army aviators on an unusual covert mission.<p>US …

Military

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia chip used by the Switch, detailed today, lets power users inject code into the system and modify it …

Retrogaming

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.<p>The world's most robust animals may very well survive until the sun stops shining.<p>Also known as water bears, tardigrades are tiny water-dwelling creatures famed for their resiliency. The …

Universe

Huge Strategic Exercise Is Underway With Half The B-2 Fleet Airborne Over The U.S. (Updated)

A series of strategic aircraft movements, including the congregation of a dozen KC-10s tankers, signaled a major operation was underway.<p>Senior Airman …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?

On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier, the British government had passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which outlawed slavery in most parts of the empire. Now it was taking out …

Black History

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Mutations

The world’s largest SSD clocks in at 100TB

Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100<p>The world has a new record holder for the largest SSD, and it comes in at 100TB. The Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 is a new, massive drive that is currently being tested with select customers and will be available to purchase this summer.<p>The company says the DC100 will …

Future Windows updates will take longer to install, but it’ll feel quicker

It should now take about half an hour during the reboot phase.<p>One of the less appealing aspects of the twice-yearly Windows 10 feature updates is …

Software

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Get Ready, 5G is Going To Change Everything

Wireless networks 20 times faster are just around the corner.<p>In January, Qualcomm announced a partnership with six leading Chinese smartphone manufacturers to begin rollout of 5G networks in 2019.<p>That is years ahead of schedule. And the implications for investors are significant.<p>We are living in an …

Internet of Things

Malware 'Cocktails' Raise Attack Risk

Malware mash-ups hiding in encrypted traffic are boosting attack numbers and increasing the danger to data, according to recent reports.<p>It was good …

Turn a Raspberry Pi 3 into a desktop PC 3 - Page 3 | ZDNet

Building a Raspberry Pi 3 powered desktop PC<p>Assuming you have a Raspberry Pi 3 -- and the new Model B+ is perfect for this -- then what you need to …

US Navy launches submarine maneuvered by Xbox controller

Commentary: The USS Colorado has a new way of operating its photonics masts, and it's something younger sailors are already familiar with.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives</i><p>When the US Navy commissions a submarine Secretary of the Navy …

Military

How the UK’s nuclear weapons compare to Russia’s

The UK’s relationship with Russia is well and truly on the rocks.<p>Both nations are at each other’s throats over the most politically charged situation …

What is USB OTG? Here’s how to use USB drives and more on your Galaxy S9

So you’ve bought a brand new shiny Galaxy S9. You’ve just finished setting it up, using Samsung’s Smart Switch to transfer all the data from your old …

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea

If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.<p>The most recent would-be …

Conspiracies

SpaceX rocket set to overshoot Mars and hurtle towards asteroid belt

Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla sports car and its dummy test pilot Starman were on a new course hurtling towards the asteroid belt on Wednesday after overshooting their planned trajectory.<p>Just hours after Tuesday’s spectacular launch from Florida of Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful space …

Space Travel

Falcon Heavy Test Flight

BACKWARDS TO VICTORY. Titan’s Reverse Head Honda CB350 Racer

When Austria’s Titan Motorcycles first set up a workshop, they stuffed their storage area with a collection of rusted-out motos they’d collected from …

Motorcycles

A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded

A man at an electronics store in China decided to give a smartphone battery his own litmus test by biting it. The battery ruptured and caused a small explosion. The spectacle, captured by the store’s CCTV security cameras, was uploaded to Miaopai, a Chinese video sharing platform similar to the …

This Is What Earth Could Look Like After A Nuclear Attack

We need to get rid of nuclear weapons before they get rid of us<p>Handout . / Reuters<p>HuffPost UK<p>After the end of the Cold War some 30 years ago, public …

A Beginner's Guide to the GNOME Desktop

Of all the desktops available for the Linux operating system, GNOME has managed to become on of the most efficient, stable, and reliable—while still …

The Incredible 50-year-old Plane on the Front Lines of the North Korea Standoff

The Cold War-era B-52 is a still a key part of the U.S. bomber fleet. But is that a good thing?<p>In 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear black comedy <i>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Love the Bomb</i> burst into the cerulean with the force of a surface-to-air missile. Considered one of the greatest …

U.S. Air Force

10 Amazing Untold Stories From World War II

World War II was one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Millions took part in the fighting, and sadly, millions died. Unsurprisingly, there are …

Subaru WRX STI vs Impreza Turbo

As the WRX STI bows out of the UK, we introduce the Final Edition to its iconic ancestor<p>The word ‘legend’ is used quite liberally. Be it in music, …

Subaru

SanDisk unveils the world’s first 400 GB microSD card

Imagine being able to store up to 40 hours of Full HD videos inside a microSD card with transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s. Yes, this is now possible thanks to the brand new (<i>take a deep breath</i>) 400 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card.<p>It was only three years ago that SanDisk unveiled its …

SanDisk

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

A team of student hackers have demonstrated a method for using music to turn smart devices into tools for spying. The system is based on sonar, and …

University of Washington

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea."<p>That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945.<p>Allen, who is leading a 13-person …

Rowing