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Firefighter killed, hundreds flee, homes destroyed as wildfires destroy California

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground. Twenty-three large fires, many sparked by lightning strikes, were burning across Northern California on Saturday, said […]

Rat on a Plane: India Jet Forced to Turn Back After Rodent Sighting

An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin.

Did Disney Steal the Idea for Epcot?

20 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The family of Robert M. Jaffray, an Air Force veteran, claims he's the one responsible for the "World Showcase."

US Air Force to Spend Around $57.5 Billion on Strategic Bombers Over Next Decade

The US government expects to spend $33.1B building its next-generation strategic bomber over the coming decade and a further $24.4B upgrading the Northrop Grumman B-2 and Boeing B-52, according to a 30 July Government AccountabilityShow More Summary

Meet the Drone Facebook Wants to Use to Bring the Internet to Poor and Rural Areas

In its ongoing quest to conquer—err, make the world a better place, Facebook is building an air force. The company on Thursday released a video of Aquila, an ultralight solar-powered drone designed to beam Wi-Fi to poor and rural regions via lasers. Show More Summary

Scoring Is The New Kerning

Remember "kerning"? Remember when this was the "proof" that Dan Rather's documents about George W. Bush's spotty Air Force record were forged? Now we have "scoring" (which, I guess, is the wingnut version of crop circles) as the new proof that IRS official Lois Lerner was trying to hide documents. Show More Summary

Yemen's Houthis suffer more setbacks near Aden-southern sources

ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - Southern Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led air coalition took more territory from Houthi militiamen on Friday, expanding their control around the port city of Aden, sources in the southern force said.

Australia to Get Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft

Boeing Co rolled out the first Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growlers during a July 29 ceremony at the company's St. Louis facility.

Georgia Tech receives $4.2M federal grant for cybersecurity research

Georgia Tech has received a $4.2 million federal grant for cybersecurity research. The grant, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force Research Laboratory, will help researchers at GT's College of...Show More Summary

US Air Force Unveiled Roadmap for Deployment of EMP Weapons

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has unveiled a technology roadmap for its cruise missile-based “CHAMP” high-power microwave (HPM) weapon, which successfully fried banks of computers at a test range in October 2012.The organisation...Show More Summary

Get the Details on Two New HBO Shows About U2. Plus: Amy Schumer, Martin Scorsese and Westworld!

HBO has joined forces with U2 on two programs: a concert film of a performance in Paris from their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour, which will air on Nov. 14, and a documentary about how the tour came to life, which will air on Nov. Show More Summary

Hillary Pays $600 For Bad Haircut: Just Think What She’ll do With Our Tax$$

What is it with the Clintons and their hair. Bill once sat on Air Force One and got a haircut and shut down the airport.

Yemen's Hidden War

Dawn is just breaking on June 5th at Djibouti's international airport, but it's already boiling hot on the tarmac. Mohammed Issa, a rotund and mustachioed border-police officer, gestures to a massive U.S. Air Force transport jet — a gray C-17 Globemaster — sitting a short distance away. "Since the start of the war...

Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thurs...

Jets Fans Taunt Patriots Training Camp with 'Cheaters Look Up' Fly-Over Banner

The New York Jets fan air force struck again Thursday morning, coming out of a seven-month hibernation to stick a mocking finger in New England Patriots fans' eyes on the first day of training camp. Patriots fans flooded into the franchise's...Show More Summary

On Brink of War? N Korea Leader Inspects 'War Drills' Against US, S Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a visit to a high-profile Air Force combat contest, describing it as part of "war preparations" against the United States and South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.

Syrian jets bombard plain after rebel attack: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian air force bombarded a plain in the northwest of the country, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday, after insurgents launched an offensive to advance deeper into government-held areas vital to President Bashar al-Assad.

Airplane Debris Found in Indian Ocean Could Be From MH370

Experts are examining apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it's a piece of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to a member of the French Air Force. Initial reports have indicated that the debris, found earlier today, is a... More »

INDICTED DEM REP. CHAKA FATTAH RODE ON AIR FORCE ONE TO PHILLY WITH OBAMA THIS MONTH FOR CRIMINAL JU…

INDICTED DEM REP. CHAKA FATTAH RODE ON AIR FORCE ONE TO PHILLY WITH OBAMA THIS MONTH FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SPEECH. And of course, the White House claims Obama “was not aware of Rep. Chaka Fattah’s pending indictment when they flew together recently on AF1.” It’s a fair cop — our semi-retired president only discovers […]

Researchers look to the boxfish for new body armor materials

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are taking inspiration from nature in the search for new materials that could one day be used to create body armor. The study, supported by the US Air Force, focuses onShow More Summary

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