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Iran unveils new-generation drones and missiles (VIDEO)
New generation short-range anti-ship missiles and UAVs have been unveiled in Iran. Tehran’s revamped military doctrine is based on “deterrence and effective defense,” President Hassan Rouhani said at the presentation.

24.08.2014 10:47

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket broke up in midair soon after it took off at the company’s development site in Texas. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened during a test flight.

23.08.2014 03:29

Cyber attack on government contractor exposes undercover agents
Multiple undercover investigators had their personal data exposed to hackers after a cyber attack struck a key contractor of the Department of Homeland Security in early August.

23.08.2014 03:32

​User beware: Researchers have 92% success rate hacking into Gmail app
Your smartphone may be far less secure than you think. A group of computer scientists say they’ve found a way to hack into six out of seven popular apps like Gmail on Android, Windows and iOS platforms, with a success rate of up to 92 percent.

22.08.2014 12:35

Researchers: Tests show TSA 'naked' body scanners can be easily fooled
Weapons are easily smuggled through so-called naked body scanners, according to new research released Thursday. The devices are no longer used at airports in the United States but remain in other government facilities worldwide.

22.08.2014 14:26

Clear some space! Russia to develop scavenger to collect cosmic debris by 2025
The Russian space agency is allocating around $297 million to design and construct a spacecraft that would clean circumterrestrial space of disabled communication satellites and upper-stage rockets currently cluttering up the geostationary orbit.

22.08.2014 05:21

End of the line: GMO production in China halted
In a surprise U-turn, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision.

21.08.2014 11:00

US Navy tests power-free industrial exoskeletons
The US Navy is looking at how exoskeletons could be used at naval shipyards. Exoskeletons enable workers to operate heavyweight hand tools for longer by transferring the weight of the items from the body directly the ground.

21.08.2014 07:35

Long-term spaceflights challenged as harm to astronauts’ health revealed
NASA is looking into whether astronauts can survive long-term spaceflight, with the latest study identifying possible health risks including asymptomatic infections, increased allergies and persistent rashes.

21.08.2014 03:25

Soviet-era 'Tesla Tower' restarted with spectacular lightning bolts (VIDEO)
A massive Soviet-built generator – once used for testing the resistance of aircraft to lightning, but now largely mothballed due to prohibitive costs – has staged a striking demonstration test at the behest of RT.

20.08.2014 19:55

Growing pains: Majority of UK teens think porn makes life harder to handle
The majority of British teens believe internet porn is ‘addictive’ and has a ‘damaging effect’ on society, pressuring them to behave and acts in ways not experienced by previous generations, a new report has revealed.

20.08.2014 12:57

DARPA developing faster, more agile armored vehicles
The United States military’s research arm is developing plans for tactical ground vehicles that come with less armor and more agility in order to counter advances in weapon technology.

19.08.2014 17:57

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