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11 Trippy Illustrations of History’s Most Infamous Computer Viruses

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
Malware isn’t meant to be entertaining, and yet, many of the viruses that sneak their way into our computers are really just malicious displays of extreme creativity.






Shape-Shifting Jet Wings, From Soviet War Planes to Top Gun’s Tomcat

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
Take off. Rise. Soar. Bank. Turn. Stall. Swoop. Dive. Land. For each of the different kinds of flying an airplane has to do, there’s an ideal shape and configuration for its wings. Even though bird-like flappability isn’t feasible with struts and steel, engineers since the dawn of aviation have been trying to make wings that […]






Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two Darpa-funded security researchers spent months cracking into a Ford Explorer and a Toyota Prius, terrifying […]






This Computerized Exoskeleton Could Help Millions of People Walk Again

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
The ReWalk is the first bionic exoskeleton approved by the FDA for personal use. Here's the story of how it came to be.






Your Summer Isn’t Complete Without This Gigantic Hammock

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and it'll fit three people.






Turns Out It’s Pretty Easy to Shoot Down a Passenger Jet

Wired - 15 hours 20 min ago
Whoever fired a missile at Malaysia Flight 17 could have learned to do so in less than a week.






Taiwan battens down as second typhoon threatens region - Reuters Africa

Google - 15 hours 27 min ago

Taiwan battens down as second typhoon threatens region
Reuters Africa
TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo, a category-two cyclone on Tropical ...

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Europeans Debate Tougher Sanctions on Russia - New York Times

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Telegraph.co.uk

Europeans Debate Tougher Sanctions on Russia
New York Times
BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers met on Tuesday to endorse a schedule of tougher sanctions against Russia over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine. But they were unlikely to impose the measures immediately for fear of ...
MH17: Hammond says EU must send clear signal to RussiaTelegraph.co.uk
Putin's Blunders Over MH17 Have Left Him Badly DamagedNewsweek
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: The Kremlin PR strategyCBC.ca
The Globe and Mail -Daily Mail
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Valiant Hearts Turns the Horrors of WWI Into a Puzzle Game

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Ubisoft's new game teaches about World War I through the mechanics of a side-scrolling puzzle game.






What’s Up With That: Why Does Sleeping In Just Make Me More Tired?

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Oversleep causes a feeling similar to feeling hung over and it's caused by the same biological function that gives you jet lag.






The Quest to Make a Studio-Quality Star Trek Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
It's scheduled to wrap production in the fall, stars well-known actors, and boasts a deep bench of design and production talent. But this one won't be co-starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.






Why Your Phone Freaks Out When You Get Off a Plane

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Every time you step off of an airplane, there's a fight going on inside your mobile phone. It's a war for dominance, and it plays out in airports across the world. The casualties are dropped calls, and Paula Doublin is one of the generals.






Mourning the Death of the Great American Roadside Motel

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Before all the old mom-and-pop roadside motels disappear, photographer Eric Cousineau has made it his mission to preserve at least some of them on film. For over a decade he's crisscrossed the United States, visiting dozens for a series he calls, appropriately, American Motel.






A Startup Creating a Hyper-Smart Office That Tracks Everything

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Using Robin's system an office drone can walk into a meeting room and feel like a queen.






Why It Took So Long for the World’s Fiercest Supercars to Go Hybrid

Wired - 15 hours 36 min ago
Bugatti’s next car will be a hybrid. It’s not surprising that the proud manufacturer of the Veyron Super Sport, the king of all excessive automobiles, is taking a route that makes most people think of the dinky eco-mobiles and their self-satisfied owners. It’s surprising that it has taken it this long to do so.






Passenger trains collide in South Korea, killing 1 person and injuring dozens - Fox News

Google - 15 hours 44 min ago

Passenger trains collide in South Korea, killing 1 person and injuring dozens
Fox News
SEOUL, South Korea – Officials say two trains have collided head-on in eastern South Korea, leaving one passenger dead and dozens of others injured. Fire officials say the collision between two passenger trains occurred Tuesday in the eastern Gangwon ...

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Alexander Litvinenko death: Home secretary announces inquiry - BBC News

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BBC News

Alexander Litvinenko death: Home secretary announces inquiry
BBC News
An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the Home Secretary Theresa May has announced. Mr Litvinenko, a former KGB officer, died in 2006 in a London hospital after he was allegedly poisoned with radioactive ...
UK gov't announces inquiry on Russian spy deathChron.com
Alexander Litvinenko inquest: U-turn announced on public inquiry and senior ...The Independent
URGENT - UK Litvinenko DeathKTUU.com
Sky News -Daily Mail
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Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Police Compound Near Kabul Airport - New York Times

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Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Police Compound Near Kabul Airport
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four foreign security guards on Tuesday, steering an explosives-laden motorcycle into an Afghan police compound and passing through multiple checkpoints before reaching an area occupied by ...

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Ukrainian Train Carrying Bodies of Crash Victims Arrives in Kharkiv - New York Times

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Irish Independent

Ukrainian Train Carrying Bodies of Crash Victims Arrives in Kharkiv
New York Times
KHARKIV, Ukraine — A train carrying the bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet downed by a missile last week arrived Tuesday morning in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv after a 17-hour journey out of lawless territory controlled by pro-Russian ...
The "black boxes" were handed over by rebels to Malaysian officialsBBC News
Bodies From Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Have Left Conflict Zone, Dutch ...Wall Street Journal
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Train carrying victims arrives in KharkivCBC.ca
ABC News -Boston Globe
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Putin's Ukraine Mistakes Have Made Him a Pariah - Newsweek

Google - 17 hours 13 min ago

Newsweek

Putin's Ukraine Mistakes Have Made Him a Pariah
Newsweek
Call it Putin's Lockerbie moment—the week the world's attitudes toward Russia's leader tipped from wary distrust into frank hostility. It has been a precipitous descent. Just a few months ago Putin's international standing was at an all-time high as he presided ...
EU holds talks on toughening sanctions on RussiaMarketWatch
MH17: Dutch response critical as EU meets over sanctions on RussiaThe Voice of Russia
Once joined in Soviet Union, Ukraine, Russia never further apartDaily News & Analysis
Business New Europe
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