DARPA Wants To Make Tanks Sleeker, Faster And Deadlier

Tanks are Goliaths. They’re covered with layers and layers of thick armour for protection, which makes them huge and slow-moving. Now, DARPA wants to change that.



John Oliver On Ferguson: No, You Don't Need That Tank

It’s no question that the police in Ferguson, Missouri, are absurdly over-armed, and their LRADs, tear gas, and other military-grade gear are making things worse, not better. And on last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a spectacular job of breaking it all down in a way that’s almost as funny as it is utterly horrifying.


Watch How Bolivia Built The World's Longest Urban Cable Car System

In most parts of the world, cable cars are relegated to ski areas or amusement parks. But in South America, cities use the gondolas to navigate undulating terrain as public transportation. Later htis year, two more lines will open in Bolivia’s La Paz-El Alto network, making it the longest urban cable car system in the world.



Why Chinese Hackers Stole 4.5 Million US Hospital Records

This month’s instalment of Chinese hackers stealing your data focuses on breaches at an especially scary type of venue: hospitals. A massive hospital empire that mostly serves small towns and rural areas reports that hackers lifted 4.5 million patient records earlier this year. You might be surprised by what the hackers were after.


Solar Power Company Wants To Make Up For Frying Birds By Neutering Cats

A few months ago, there were reports on an unsettling consequence of running the world’s largest solar plant. The 350,000 mirrors bounce sunlight back towards the atmosphere with such intensity that it basically creates a giant death ray. The poor little birds that pass by don’t stand a chance — they get scorched in midair.


This Camera Will Flag You As A Suicide Bomber If You Seem Stressed Out

You might want to practise some breath-control before you go to China. Chinese scientists have reportedly developed a mini-camera to scan crowds for highly stressed individuals, who, it turns out, have a greater chance of turning out to be suicide bombers.


Breakfast Wrap: Best Of The Weekend

This Is How You Talk Australian (NSFW) Oh God. People can see us.

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CDC Accidentally Ships Deadly Virus, Hopes No One Will Notice This sounds like the start to a bad spy movie. Or just that Resident Evil movie.

‘Text Neck’ Is The Latest Health Craze That’s Going To Injure You Technology is breaking our necks.

How I Failed To Become A Drone Pilot Never fly a drone inside. Ever. Especially when you’re drunk. And at a party.


Sorry, But The FAA Has Decided The 'Uber For Planes' Idea Can't Fly

The Federal Aviation Authority has shoved an idea for “Uber for planes” back into the hangar. Yesterday, it ruled that it has banned pilots from “publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for [fuel] money,” reports TechCrunch. That puts US startups like AirPooler and FlyteNow in a legal bind since they were offering ride-sharing services.