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GAO report says nearly all new Pentagon weapons can be hacked with ease

GAO report says nearly all new Pentagon weapons can be hacked with ease

A brief look at the news is enough for anyone to realize that cyber attacks are a real threat. Just recently, we've seen western governments strongly condemn Russia for hacking attacks. We also saw a
20 Insane Things Teachers Confiscated from Students

20 Insane Things Teachers Confiscated from Students

Ice picks and drug money? Why did any of us get in trouble for having gum?

The Arms Control Believer

Lassina Zerbo isn’t letting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty go.

A Million Mistakes a Second

Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly.
Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

A judge may have extended a ban preventing Defense Distributed from publishing plans for 3D-printed guns, but that isn't stopping the company from finding loopholes to continue offering the weapons.
Meet the Nuclear Weapons Nerds

Meet the Nuclear Weapons Nerds

John Coster-Mullen was driving his truck to a warehouse in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when he told me that he owns uranium. He’d been talking on the phone for about hour, and I hadn’t been able to ask a
Meet the Nuclear Weapons Nerds

Meet the Nuclear Weapons Nerds

John Coster-Mullen was driving his truck to a warehouse in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when he told me that he owns uranium. He’d been talking on the phone for about hour, and I hadn’t been able to ask a
Facebook bans 3D printed gun content, removes blueprint links

Facebook bans 3D printed gun content, removes blueprint links

Facebook is cracking down on content that instructs the public on creating firearms using 3D printers. Blueprints for these weapons have been available online for years, raising concerns about safety
Facebook bans 3D printed gun content, removes blueprint links

Facebook bans 3D printed gun content, removes blueprint links

Facebook is cracking down on content that instructs the public on creating firearms using 3D printers. Blueprints for these weapons have been available online for years, raising concerns about safety
To infinity and beyond? Space Force may be a real thing by 2020

To infinity and beyond? Space Force may be a real thing by 2020

In a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence laid out the Trump Administration's plans to establish a Space Force by the end of Trump's first term. Has a new space race just
China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate U.S.
US Army taps Lockheed Martin for anti-drone microwave weapons

US Army taps Lockheed Martin for anti-drone microwave weapons

Forget nets and drone-catching eagles — the US Army plans to blast unmanned aerial vehicles out of the sky using microwave weapons. The Department of the Army published a document revealing plans to
US Army taps Lockheed Martin for anti-drone microwave weapons

US Army taps Lockheed Martin for anti-drone microwave weapons

Forget nets and drone-catching eagles — the US Army plans to blast unmanned aerial vehicles out of the sky using microwave weapons. The Department of the Army published a document revealing plans to
Divine Weapon: The Trident

Divine Weapon: The Trident

What are we to make of the trident? The three-toothed spear has seen service as the divine weapon of mythic deities, the fishing implement of common mortals and a symbolic weapon in gladiatorial
3D-Printed Guns Are Legal in America Starting Tomorrow

3D-Printed Guns Are Legal in America Starting Tomorrow

Blueprints for 3D-printed assault rifles are already available online.
3D-Printed Guns Are Legal in America Starting Tomorrow

3D-Printed Guns Are Legal in America Starting Tomorrow

Blueprints for 3D-printed assault rifles are already available online.
A Shockingly In-Depth Examination of How Star Wars Characters Hold Their Weapons

A Shockingly In-Depth Examination of How Star Wars Characters Hold Their Weapons

The Star Wars films may be about a bunch of warriors, smugglers, and monarchs fighting for the fate of the galaxy, but it’s also about how good they look while doing it. That’s thanks in part to their
Hellboy, Waffle Makers, Overwatch Nerf Blasters, and More of the Most Collectible Toys of the Week

Hellboy, Waffle Makers, Overwatch Nerf Blasters, and More of the Most Collectible Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things fun, collectible, and frivolous. San Diego Comic-Con is but a distant memory at this point, but thankfully there’s still plenty of toy
Google bans crypto miners, 'repetitive content,' and more from the Play Store

Google bans crypto miners, 'repetitive content,' and more from the Play Store

Google regularly updates its Play Store developer policies; the last time it happened, fake ID apps were banned from being submitted by developers. The guidelines have once again been changed, and