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Iran's Suicide Combat Drone Is Held Together With Packing Tape

While Iran’s been busy bragging about mass producing the American ScanEagle drone that crash landed there last year — and giving the Russians a copy — some less than intimidating footage is trickling out of Tehran. It looks like Iran’s newest drones are pretty rickety.


Iran Hacked US Navy Computers

US officials have revealed that Iran has hacked US Navy computers. According to the WSJ, the Iranian hackers were able to tap into a “network that is used for e-mail and the service’s internal intranet.”


Iran Sure Did Pick A Bad Time To Hack Into The US Navy's Computers

Obama barely got a chance to catch his breath after announcing historic talks with Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, when some discouraging news came across the wires. Presumably while all this good diplomacy was going down, Iranian hackers broke into unclassified Navy computers. Oh brother.


Monster Machines: Who Built This Mysterious Spy Drone Captured By Syrian Rebels?

The situation in Syria is getting worse by the hour. France and the UK have both confirmed Assad’s use of Sarin gas against rebel-held towns, Hezbollah fighters have jumped in to the regime’s defence, and drones are falling out of the sky at an alarming pace, including this one.


Iran Hacks US Energy Companies

According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran has hacked US oil, gas and power companies. The hackers were able to gain access to control-system software “that could allow them to manipulate oil or gas pipelines”. Basically, the hackers are far enough inside that people are starting to get worried.


Monster Machines: Iran's New Uranium Production Facility

Taking a page from the North Korean Handbook for Successful International Diplomacy, Iran has recently announced that it is inaugurating a new addition to its Ardakan Yellowcake Production Plant. The facility will handle the processing of the 60 some-odd tonnes of uranium excavated from the nearby Saghand uranium mine after the latest international round of unsuccessful nuclear negotiations. Because this isn’t going to inflame tensions or anything.


An Iranian Scientist Has Invented A Time Machine (So He Says)

Ali Razeghi, an Iranian scientist who is the managing director of Iran’s Centre for Strategic Inventions, has done something only the great Doc Brown has done: he’s created a time machine. But unlike Doc’s DeLorean, Razeghi’s “The Aryayek Time travelling Machine” can only take you to the future. What are we waiting for? Let’s go!


A Visual Breakdown Of How Iran Censors The Internet

What does a hierarchy of online censorship look like? In Iran, a lot like this. Design studio Hyperakt worked with the Iran Media Program to make this graphic of all the ways Iran suppresses information on the internet.


Iran's Blocking VPNs To Tighten Its Stranglehold On The Internet

Iran and the internet don’t exactly get along. Between trying to shut down all Google services and replacing YouTube with a state-sponsored clone, Iran has been making moves to make its intranet the place to be. By blocking everything else. Until now, tech-savvy and internet-loving Iranians have been able to use VPNs to get out into the internet wilds, but no longer.


Iran Photoshops New Fighter Jet To Make It Look Like It's Flying

Oh, Iran. Your Qaher 313 stealth fighter jet sure looks intimidating, but it will never get off the ground. So why do you insist on tricking everybody into thinking that the beast can fly? Iran has photoshopped the Qaher 313 onto a stock image of Mount Damavand to make it look like its flying.