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Future is here: Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record
A Canadian inventor has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic October 21, 2015 date.

23.05.2015 03:29

Russia launches production of upgraded Mi-26, world’s largest helicopter
The world’s most powerful heavy transport helicopter, the Mi-26T2, is now officially on the production line, Russian Helicopters Corp announced.

22.05.2015 12:28

Insecure, narcissistic people more likely to post on Facebook – report
People suffering from low self-esteem are more likely to post their relationship status on Facebook, a new study has found.

22.05.2015 11:16

Starwars one step closer: DARPA’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system.

22.05.2015 15:28

Kalashnikov shows off drones & landing boats at Moscow security expo
Kalashnikov Concern is presenting its new unmanned aerial vehicles and landing boats at the Integrated Safety & Security Exhibition (ISSE-2015) in Moscow, announcing that it is has begun investing in dual capability and paramilitary products.

21.05.2015 11:13

Citing Bin Laden raid, US Special Forces testing DNA scanners for ‘juicy missions’
Officials at US Special Operations Command said they were testing rapid DNA scanners for use in sensitive overseas missions, citing DNA identification of Osama Bin Laden in the 2011 raid as a model for future targeted operations.

21.05.2015 19:53

Malware masterplan: NSA targeted Google & Samsung app stores to harvest data
The NSA and its spying partners wanted to hack into smartphones via Google and Samsung App stores and infect them with spyware. The revelations came from a top secret document released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

21.05.2015 15:02

Bionic breakthrough: Mind-controlled prosthetic leg can read thoughts and subconscious intentions
An Icelandic orthopedic company has introduced bionic legs that can be controlled by clear and subconscious intentions. The new prosthetic limbs are capable of real-time learning and can automatically adjust to their user’s walking style.

21.05.2015 05:48

Drone shuttle: Air Force’s X-37 goes up on a (semi-) secret mission
For the first time ever, the US Air Force’s X-37 unmanned space plane has gone into orbit on a mission not entirely classified. The USAF provided details on several civilian experiments aboard the drone shuttle, though much of the mission remains secret.

20.05.2015 16:14

Mini-me missiles? N Korea claims it has made miniaturized nuclear warheads
Pyongyang says it has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads making it possible to fit them into missiles. The report comes just weeks after North Korea claimed its first submarine-based missile test.

20.05.2015 06:59

Amtrak seeks fast-track approval for speed-control system at site of May 12 crash
Amtrak has asked for special authority to install an automated braking feature at the site of last week's derailment in Philadelphia. The "positive train control" system has long been discussed, but implementation has stalled.

19.05.2015 14:46

Google uses public images to create stunning time-lapses of iconic landmarks
Every day, hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online, eventually settling into their own little corner of the web. But Google has now awakened millions of those images, using them to stitch together incredible time-lapses of famous landmarks.

19.05.2015 11:58