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Blogger shows the world how to sneak anything past TSA’s nude body scanners [video]
Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Police Commissioner: Boston bomber suspects planned attack in Times Square

TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives - CNN.com

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TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives - CNN.com

DARPA-Funded Robot Gives Troops a Helping Hand Dismantling Explosives

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Robotic hands are getting increasingly smart, as this self-repairing, bomb-disarming one demonstrates....
DARPA-Funded Robot Gives Troops a Helping Hand Dismantling Explosives

This Is Why The Gullwing Doors On The New Tesla Are Stupid

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With the introduction of the Tesla Model X late yesterday, one of the big talking points has been the "falcon doors" in the rear of the car. Tesla has said they are the "first of their kind" on a four door car. There's a reason for that. It's a...
This Is Why The Gullwing Doors On The New Tesla Are Stupid
Online witch hunt for Boston bomber leads to NY Post cover photo of innocent 'suspects'

FBI Stops Yet Another (Yes Another) Of Its Own Terrorist Plots; This Time: Anarchists!

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Following our post about the NY Times highlighting how the FBI seems to spend an awful lot of time foiling its own terrorist plots, some of our commenters pointed us to the news that the FBI has done it again (just in time to coincide with our story), arresting five...
FBI Stops Yet Another (Yes Another) Of Its Own Terrorist Plots; This Time: Anarchists!

Fifth Grader Accidentally Concocts a New Explosive Molecule [Science]

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Admittedly, I did spend my childhood playing with explosives. But I certainly never had as much success as 10-year-old Clara Lazen (not pictured), who accidentally created a new energy storing molecule, tetranitratoxycarbon, that could be used as an explosive. More »...
Fifth Grader Accidentally Concocts a New Explosive Molecule [Science]

Sponsor post: MIT StartLabs showcasing 7 student startups at Boston Beta

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MIT StartLabs is a nonprofit organization founded by MIT engineering students to cultivate the next generation of technical entrepreneurs. StartLabs is currently running “Concept to Company,” an intensive four-week accelerator providing seven teams with the time, resources, funding and mentorship to bring their ideas to life. Following the monthlong program,...
Sponsor post: MIT StartLabs showcasing 7 student startups at Boston Beta

DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

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Biologically inspired designs are not a new thing in robotics, but the video embedded below is the first time I've ever seen something that looks like it's modeled on a family pet. Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by DARPA, the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill
Conspiracy Theorist Scrawls 9/11 Truther Graffiti on Famous Painting at the Louvre

DailyDirt: National Robotics Week -- Save The Bots!

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The third annual National Robotics Week is currently underway, if you didn't get the memo. The second week of April was officially designated for robotics in 2010 by House Resolution 1055. If you haven't hugged your robot today, it's about time you did, perhaps. A full calendar of events is...
DailyDirt: National Robotics Week -- Save The Bots!

Child With Brittle Bone Disease Detained By TSA For An Hour

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It's no secret that I don't think much of the TSA. In addition to a long list of pieces we've done on what I consider one of the most useless government agencies, there's also the more recent story I covered discussing whether or not the agency's operations have resulted in...
Child With Brittle Bone Disease Detained By TSA For An Hour

Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

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Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules. [Read more]...
Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

How To Find The Best Job For You

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Should I really become an explosives worker? Spencer Thompson's Sokanu wants to be like a Match.com for careers. There aren't many 21-year-olds you should talk with for career advice. But when that 21-year-old, like Spencer Thompson, has built an elegant website that uses survey questions and data to find...
How To Find The Best Job For You
18 of the most ambitious Minecraft projects we've ever seen

Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality

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A $10 million contract with Raytheon for the Pulse Forming Network means that the newfangled weapon system, which uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosives to fire, is one step closer to deployment....
Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality

U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'

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“Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people,” said filmmaker Ray Waru, who uncovered an secret experimental weapon of mass destruction during World War II. New Zealand national archives reveal that it was feasible for a series of underwater...
U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'
My lockdown: here's what it was like living in Boston this week

Boston Officials Allegedly Shut Down Mobile Service In Boston To Prevent Remote Detonation

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As I'm sure you've heard by now, there were some explosions not too long ago in Boston at the end of the Boston Marathon. Not surprisingly, this has become the important (and horrifying) news story of the day. At a time like this, there generally isn't that much news for...
Boston Officials Allegedly Shut Down Mobile Service In Boston To Prevent Remote Detonation

It Was Just Overloaded Networks That Disrupted Boston Cell Service

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(Photo: Screencap) Whenever something traumatic happens, cell service is almost immediately toast. Everyone reaches for their phone, and networks are overwhelmed. Today’s events in Boston were no different: Carriers including Sprint and AT&T confirmed to the Boston Globe that customers were likely experiencing problems. Verizon recommended everyone keep all non-emergency communiques to...
It Was Just Overloaded Networks That Disrupted Boston Cell Service

Government No-Fly List Includes the Dead

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You may be dying, figuratively, to get off the government’s no-fly list, but death won’t guarantee removal. The government’s no-fly list includes the names of dead suspects, according to government officials who spoke with the Associated Press, to help catch people who may try to assume the suspect’s identity....
Government No-Fly List Includes the Dead

UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)

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We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage. If UC Santa Barbara has its way with a new sensor, those canines will have a lot more free time on their hands. The device manages a snout-like sensitivity by concentrating molecules...
UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)

Do The Orders Still Stand?: The Myth of No Explosives at the World Trade Center Complex

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Do The Orders Still Stand?: The Myth of No Explosives at the World Trade Center Complex

What Happens If I Refuse The Full-Body Scan At The Airport?

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Even as some question their effectiveness, the TSA continues to install controversial full-body scanners at airports. And while travelers have a legal right to opt for a pat-down instead of the scan, some say that option may not be any better. "The pat-down was completely thorough, as though I...
What Happens If I Refuse The Full-Body Scan At The Airport?
Honeybees trained to sniff out landmines in Croatia

Special Dogs Can Catch ‘Wake’ Of Explosives http://ow.ly/1yqa3

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Special Dogs Can Catch ‘Wake’ Of Explosives http://ow.ly/1yqa3
Phantom Fireworks Uses Nook Tablets To Help Customers Preview The Boom

Hitachi boarding gate can sniff explosives on passes, keep the transport queues flowing (video)

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Anyone who's hopped on a flight at a major airport, or even some land-based transit, knows the agonizing wait that certain agencies demand while they scan for explosives and check boarding passes. Hitachi is working with Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanachi to build a new boarding gate...
Hitachi boarding gate can sniff explosives on passes, keep the transport queues flowing (video)
Half-ounce surveillance drones taking flight with British soldiers in Afghanistan
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