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Disneyland And Walt Disney World Are No-Fly Zones

Aerial photographs of Disney’s theme parks are rare these days. That’s not because they’re boring or dumb. They’re impossible to take, because Disneyland and Walt Disney World are prohibited air space. And it’s not just because of terrorism, either.


The US Navy's First Laser Cannon Is Now Deployed In The Persian Gulf

After seven years and $US40 million of development, the US Navy has finally sent its prototype laser weapon, one capable of blowing holes clean through UAVs, on patrol throughout the disputed Persian Gulf.


The Story Of The Marine Who Survived All His Squad In A Twist Of Fate

Video: This is the heart wrenching story of Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams. He lost all his squad mates — 11 of them — when their vehicle exploded on their way to a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. And all because, at the last minute, someone tapped on his shoulder. He was lucky. Perhaps, he thinks, too damn lucky.


Monster Machines: Why The LGM-135A Midgetman Was America's Shortest-Lived Mobile Nuke

The plan was simple: mount a nuclear ICBM atop a truck, then spread a bunch of them (and hundreds of decoys) out along Nevada and Utah to create a fully-mobile counterpoint to any Soviet first strike. So why did America’s Midgetman program never get off the ground?


Monster Machines: America's First Flying Aircraft Carriers Just Couldn't Stay In The Sky

Flying aircraft carriers are a great idea on paper — especially when they’re commanded by the likes of Nick Fury — but in reality they’re more death trap than sky island. Or, at least, the short-lived USS Akron was. When it crashed off the New Jersey coast in 1933, it took nearly everybody on board with it.


Everything You Need To Know About The Cold War In A 9-Minute Animation

These cute animations that teach you about our history are just the best. Partly because I love history, partly because the cartoon drawings make me laugh and partly because I really think I’m learning more than I ever did in school. I mean, spending 10 minutes on YouTube is better than a semester at school.


The Four-Eyed Night Vision Goggles That Helped Take Down Bin Laden

When Seal Team Six kicked in the front door of Al Qaeda’s top brass back in 2011, you can be sure they didn’t spend any time looking for a light switch. Not when they had these cutting-edge, panoramic night vision goggles in front of their faces.


China Says It Has A Laser Gun For Blasting Drones Out Of The Sky

Unlicensed drones spying on China better watch out because the People’s Republic reportedly has a super terrifying laser weapon designed to blast small aircraft out of the sky.


Israel's Iron Dome Now Protects Maritime Airspace Too

Having already proven its value defending the skies over Tel Aviv — shooting down 85 per cent (735 rockets) of incoming fire during the recent Gaza War — Rafael’s Iron Dome missile defence shield is taking its talents to the high seas.


Monster Machines: Say Hello To America's Newest Attack Sub

After five years of construction, the newest submarine in the US fleet is ready to set sail. But this Virginia-class sub is not like the others — it’s far more deadly and way less expensive to operate.


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