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U.S. Sells GBU-39 Bunker Busters to Israel

The Israel Air Force used a new bunker buster missile that it recently received from the United States in strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.

The missile, called the GBU-39, was developed in recent years by the US as


Genetic Engineering Done at Home!

OK, this is pretty scary stuff, considering the possible implications for screw-ups and the intentional creation of killer viruses and bacteria. Imagine a deadly virus that is just as easily passed along as the common rhinovirus (common cold), the result of which would make the plague look like a skinned knee…….



Intelligence Community’s Wet Dream: Micro Air Vehicles

This video demonstrates the various functions that MAV’s might perform on the battlefield for the military or for the intelligence community in practice, although I dont think devices of this advanced level are being used yet, I have no doubt that they are near.

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U.S. Largest Source of Malware

American websites host more malware and computers relay more spam than any other country, the latest security report showed.

As evidence of this, when an American Internet company, accused of collaborating with spammers and hackers, was disconnected from the net in November, the level of spam staggered down 75 percent.

The ‘Security Threat


Dead Sea Scrolls Get Digitized

The deteriorating and much sought-after Dead Sea scrolls are being digitized and will be made available to the public and researchers on the Internet, Israel authorities announced this past week.

Israel Antiquities Authority, the keeper of the scrolls, said it has begun the two-year process to digitally photograph every fragment of the more


Japanese Lunar Probe Confirms Apollo Missions

NASA Program Manager Introduces upcoming National Geographic presentation featuring High-Def video from the Japanese KAGUYA Probe.


Army Investigates Multiple Recruiter Suicides

HENDERSON, Texas – Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Henderson, a strapping Iraq combat veteran, spent the last, miserable months of his life as an Army recruiter, cold-calling dozens of people a day from his strip-mall office and sitting in strangers’ living rooms, trying to sign up their sons and daughters for an unpopular war.


DoD Controls U.S. Government

We no longer have a civilian-led government. It is hard for a lifelong Republican and son of a retired Air Force colonel to say this, but the most unnerving legacy of the Bush administration is the encroachment of the Department of Defense into a striking number of aspects of civilian government. Our Constitution is


LED Lighting Coming Mainstream

A “revolution” in the way we illuminate our world is imminent, according to a paper published this week by two professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Innovations in photonics and solid state lighting will lead to trillions of dollars in cost savings, along with a massive reduction in the amount of energy required to


Water Detected at Edge of Universe

A research group led by graduate student Violette Impellizzeri from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy has used the 100 m Effelsberg radio telescope to detect water at the greatest distance from Earth so far. The water vapour was discovered in the quasar MG J0414+0534 at redshift 2.64, which corresponds to


Dick Cheney and Waterboarding

In this video Dick Cheney Admits to Sanctioning waterboarding torture tactics for some gitmo detainees.


That term waterboarding is actually used to describe several interrogation techniques. The victim may be immersed in water, have water forced into the nose and mouth, or have water poured onto material placed over the face


Russian Navy Steams Toward Cuba

Russia recently declared it is going to send a group of warships to Cuba, its cold war ally, in its latest defiant naval move around US waters, part of a drive to revive old Cold War ties with Latin America.

The warships will visit Havana on December 19-23, the navy said, continuing


Billboards that Look at You

Smart Advertisements are watching you

No, it’s not a scene from the movie “Minority Report” where digital signboards served up personalized ads depending on who was passing by, but a real-life example at a Tokyo railway station. Above a flat-panel display hawking DVDs and books sits a small camera hooked up to some image


Researchers Welcome Mind Enhancing Drugs

SOCIETY should embrace the use of drugs that boost brain power. That’s the message from a group of neuroscientists, psychiatrists and ethicists.

A recent survey found that at some US universities, up to 25 per cent of students routinely buy Ritalin or Adderall – prescription drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – on


Taliban Charging “Protection Money”

The Times (London) reports that the companies contracted by coalition forces to transport supplies into Afghanistan regularly pay protection money to local Taliban militias

The West is indirectly funding the insurgency in Afghanistan thanks to a system of payoffs to Taliban commanders who charge protection money to allow convoys of military supplies to


MKV Multiple Kill Vehicle

The video below describes in some detail the concept behind both the MKV-L and MKV-R Multiple Kill Vehicle Variants. After Spending zillions of dollars on this R&D and hardware I certainly hope this defense technology will be effective if it should ever be needed.

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Here is a live Hover test of the


$6 billion Worth of Weapons Approved for Iraqi Government

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of weapons valued at up to $6 billion, including 400 Stryker wheeled vehicles, military radios, training aircraft, 20 coastal patrol boats and 140 M1A1 Abrams tanks.

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which


CIA Sponsored Insurgents Arrested

Iran’s security forces say they have arrested some elements of a terrorist group in eastern Iran who had a hand in the execution of 15 police officers.

“”The Iranian intelligence and police forces have arrested some terrorists who were behind the killings of 15 Iranian police members,”” Kazem Jalali, a senior lawmaker told


Lack of Communication Crashed the B-2 Bomber

Here is what caused the 1.4 Billion Dollar B-2 crash in February 2008 and how a lack of communication helped precipitate the single costliest accident in history.

The Very costly crash of a B-2 stealth bomber in February could have been prevented by a simple, unofficial


Ultimate Dream Catcher

A research team in Japan says it has created a technology that could eventually display dreams or what people have on their minds on a computer screen. Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain, they said in a study unveiled ahead


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