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Space Needle slam: Video shows drone crashing into Seattle landmark

January 12th, 2017

An incredible drone’s-eye video that shows an unfortunate flying robot crashing into Seattle’s famous Space Needle has just been released. The bizarre crash, which occurred on New Year’s Eve, was captured by the drone’s on-board camera. After filming a stunning view of downtown Seattle, the drone, which is hovering near the Space Needle’s observation deck, …

Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28K ransom

January 11th, 2017

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts. The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff out of files, emails and messaging systems and threatened to delete everything if the ransom …

WikiLeaks proposes database of verified Twitter users’ info, sparks uproar

January 9th, 2017

Wikileaks sparked an online firestorm on Friday when they tweeted that they were considering making an “online database” of Twitter’s verified users— those accounts that have a little blue and white check mark next to their names. The controversial tweet mentioned that personal information, like “family/job/financial/housing relationships” could be part of the proposed database. It …

Scientists finally understand Pluto’s ice towers

January 5th, 2017

Cold, dark, distant Pluto is home to giant ice ridges, and now scientists are closer to understanding how they formed— and they think it was through a process that creates similar, smaller formations on Earth. The erosion-formed features on Pluto are called penitentes, and rise over 1,600 feet tall– that’s higher than the Empire State …

Teen hacker claims breach of Russian Visa Center’s systems

December 27th, 2016

A hacker claims to have breached the systems of an organization that helps Americans obtain Russian visas. The Russian Visa Center, which has five locations in the U.S., was allegedly hacked by a hacker who spoke with The Daily Caller. He claimed to have obtained the information of around 3,000 individuals. The hacker, a 17-year-old known …

Apple’s coming attractions in 2017: Radical new iPhone, resized iPad?

December 22nd, 2016

Apple will be busy in 2017 and reports already point to a bevy of new devices slated for consumers. Let’s start with the device that has generated the most buzz: the 10th anniversary iPhone. Overhauled iPhone: Apple is planning at least one new novel iPhone, according to Bloomberg and numerous other reports. The all-glass iPhone …

Rugged Rudolph: Scientists discover why reindeer antlers are so strong

December 20th, 2016

A team of scientists from the U.K.’s Queen Mary University of London have discovered the secret behind what makes reindeer antlers so tough. In a report published Monday in the ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, the team said it used X-ray techniques and computer modeling to get a closer look at the antlers. The team …