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Extreme Wide Angle Photos Turn Mosques Into Beautiful Kaleidoscopes

Mohammad Reza is a self-taught photographer from Iran. The wide angle lens and the colourful Persian architecture give to his pictures a mesmerising kaleidoscopic effect.


This Clever Transforming House Has Three Rotating Rooms

Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that’s walled off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.


Mega-Sandstorm Turns Tehran Into Apocalyptic Landscape, Kills Four

In a freakish and honestly terrifying turn of events, a giant cloud of sand enveloped Tehran today. The temperature plunged from over 32C to under 20C in minutes. Winds whipped at 113km/h. Trees fell. The power went out. Tehran looked like an apocalyptic horror show.


Hackers Created A Fake News Site To Friend US Officials On Facebook

The extent to which hackers think up elaborate schemes to win people’s trust online never ceases to amaze. The latest ones to be so bold are a crew of Iranian hackers who won the trust of American leaders by building a fake news site, along with phony social media profiles for all its fake writers. And it worked.


Iran Unveils Bootleg Copy Of US Sentinel Stealth Drone

Iran claims to have successfully reverse engineered and manufactured its own version of the Lockheed Martin Sentinel RQ-170 stealth drone that crashed in its territory in December 2011. It’s unknown if the claims are true or not — Iran has not demonstrated the drone flying yet.


This Building Is Designed For Everyone To Climb All Over It

This is one of the coolest buildings I’ve seen in a long time: a structure designed to turn everyone into Spider-man by allowing people to climb all over its interior and exterior. It kind of feels like a glitch in the Matrix: a computer-generated mountain that needs more polygons and some textures.


US Defence Contractor Arrested For Shipping Military Secrets To Iran

Mozaffar Khazaee, a former defence contractor has been arrested by authorities on charges that he attempted to smuggle classified technical data on a variety of military projects — including the new F-35 Lightning II — out of the US and into Iran.


The Stuxnet Worm Had An Evil Secret Twin

It’s been over three years since the discovery of the Stuxnet worm, but new revelations continue to trickle out from the cybersecurity community. Actually, this latest one is more of a torrent than a trickle: Turns out Stuxnet had an evil secret twin.


Iran Unveils New Drone Amazingly Not Held Together By Tape

Iran welcomed a new addition to its drone fleet on Monday with the unveiling of the Fotros. Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says this familiar-looking can do anything from taking pictures of Israel to protecting Iran’s borders. So he says.


An Iranian Oil Tanker Hacked Its Own Tracking System To Avoid Detection

Lately, we’ve seen how hackers can cause havoc on the high seas, but the shenanigans have been limited to security researchers for the most part. They wanted to prove that it was possible to do things like take over a ship’s navigation system so that it doesn’t happen in real life. Welp, too late for that now.


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