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Sweden Is Hunting A Mystery Submarine Off Its Coastline, And It's About To Get Heated

Tensions are high off the coast of Sweden right now, as the country’s navy hunts what it believes to be a broken down Russian submarine hiding below the surface. The whole thing feels like it’s torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel.


How The Cast Of Fury Trained For The Most Realistic WWII Film Yet

Fury, the WWII film starring Brad Pitt, opens in Australian cinemas on October 23. The story follows a five-man tank crew as they make the last push into Nazi Germany in April 1945. And, to get things right, the filmmakers brought in a military advisor with 22 years of experience.


US Air Force's Mysterious Spy Plane Is Landing After Two Years In Space

For nearly two years, the US Air Force’s X-37B autonomous space plane has been circling around the Earth doing who knows what. Now it’s finally coming back to Earth, carrying all its secrets with it.


How Fighter Jets Lock On (And How The Targets Know)

The primary technology that a military aircraft uses to lock and track an enemy aircraft is its onboard radar. Aircraft radars typically have two modes: search and track. In search mode, the radar sweeps a radio beam across the sky in a zig-zag pattern. When the radio beam is reflected by a target aircraft, an indication is shown on the radar display. In search mode, no single aircraft is being tracked, but the pilot can usually tell generally what a particular radar return is doing because with each successive sweep, the radar return moves slightly.


Why No One Used Camouflage Until WWI

The general idea behind visual camouflage, which is to make distinctive, recognisable shapes difficult to pick out against a background, was nothing new in 1914. The point of camouflage isn’t necessarily to make oneself totally invisible, which isn’t practical for a large army.


A Teenage Hacker Ring Stole $US100 Million In Army And Xbox Tech

The US Department of Justice just charged a group of four young hackers with a doozie of a crime. They’re accused of breaking into both Microsoft and US Army servers and stealing $US100 million worth of everything from unreleased games to military training software. Two of the hackers have already pleaded guilty.


A Beginner's Guide To Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target’s strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.


Meet The Rocketman Who Made Jet Fighters And Car Crashes Survivable

In the early jet fighter days, nobody knew how much G-force the human body could withstand. Testing the limits of survivability came down to human testing. Today, we owe much of that knowledge to Col. John Paul Stapp, who strapped himself into a crazy rocket sled to see just what the human body could endure.


Old SARS Iso-Tubes Are Keeping Ebola Patients Alive On Planes

When doctors are stricken by the infectious disease they are fighting — the recent and ongoing West African Ebola outbreak, for example — you can’t very well stick them on a commercial flight back to the states for treatment. Instead, highly infectious disease (HID) patients must instead be transported under complete biological isolation inside one of these portable, personal clean rooms.


US Navy Launches Tomahawk Missiles Against ISIS In Syria

The attack against ISIS in Syria has begun, according to the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby: “US military & partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles.” The US Navy has released these videos to prove it.


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