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Top special operations snipers go head to head

March 30th, 2016

Top sniper teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines went head to head last week – but who proved they were the best? Snipers from the world’s most elite special operations forces converged on Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the seventh annual Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Special …

NASA releases stunning Mars gravity map

March 22nd, 2016

NASA has released an incredible Mars gravity map, based on data collected from three spacecraft. “Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient,” said Antonio Genova of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a statement released by NASA. “The …

Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

March 21st, 2016

It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own. “It …

Futuristic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6

March 17th, 2016

New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested. Electromagnetic railguns and lasers are two technologies the military is harnessing as an alternative to gunpowder. The U.S. Navy is pioneering the futuristic weapons that could play a vital role in future …

Large Hadron Collider results may hint at a new era of physics

March 10th, 2016

Are we about to enter a new era of physics?  Data collected by the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may have identified particle activity that doesn’t fit the standard laws of physics. The analysis by scientists including physicists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) could have huge …

From high seas to high tech: Pirates hack shipping company

March 2nd, 2016

Cunning tech-savvy pirates hacked a shipping company’s systems, enabling them to carefully target cargo on the firm’s vessels. A report released by Verizon RISK (Research, Investigations, Solutions and Knowledge) Team reveals that “a global shipping conglomerate” fell victim to the high-tech pirates. The unnamed company contacted the Verizon cyber specialists after the pirates adopted a …

NASA plans supersonic passenger jet

March 1st, 2016

Nearly 13 years after the last iconic Concorde airliner hung up its wings, NASA has announced a new supersonic passenger jet. On Monday, NASA revealed a project as part of its newly-introduced New Aviation Horizons initiative that awarded Lockheed Martin a $20 million contract over the next 17 months to create a jet that uses …

ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

February 25th, 2016

ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to take down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report. Vocativ reported Wednesday it had uncovered a 25-minute video allegedly created by ISIS on the instant messaging app Telegram. The video shows a photo of Zuckerberg and …