Monthly Archives: February 2013

Space-Based Solar Farms Power Up

It would solve our energy needs overnight. But with huge technological and financial challenges, can space-based solar power ever take off? “Ex-Nasa scientist seeks visionary billionaire to help change the…

Secret Space War: America’s Former Nazi Scientists Dream of Ruling the World

In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Bruce Gagnon shares little known facts about the militarization of space by the United States, the development of first strike space drones and…

Rogue geoengineering could ‘hijack’ world’s climate

  The world’s climate could be hijacked by a rogue country or wealthy individual firing small particles into the stratosphere, claims a warning that comes not from a new Hollywood…

Israel’s cyberwar center goes operational

Israel’s military has inaugurated a cyberdefense control center as the Jewish state grapples with a sharp increase in cyberattacks, most of them supposedly from Iran. At the same time, Israel…

Sunken continent discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean

  It isn’t quite Atlantis, but scientists from Norway, Germany and Britain have found what they say is a lost continent that they’ve named Mauritia at the bottom of the…

India’s Foreign funded NGOs: Who finances them and why

Non-governmental organisations are always a flashpoint for bitter debate. Where some see good samaritans working for change, others detect a foreign conspiracy to manipulate domestic politics. A new investigative piece…

The Chocolate Wars: A Bitter Tale of Greed and Child Slavery

One wonders with a title as ‘provocative’ as this, what’s to follow; regrettably, nothing more than a truthful and bitter tale of greed and child slave-labour, mainly because of what…

Darpa Wants to Rethink the Helicopter to Make It Go Way Faster

Helicopters are great. They’re maneuverable in very tight spaces, they haul heavy things relative to their small sizes — and, very importantly, they take off and land vertically, removing the…

World’s First Bitcoin ATM

  Need Bitcoins? This ATM takes dollars and funds your account New Hampshire entrepreneurs have created a dollar-converting anonymous Bitcoin ATM, which they hope to sell to bars, restaurants, and…

Large comet to ram into Mars in 2014?

  Astronomers predict a large-scale disaster on the Red Planet in October 2014, when a comet may ram into Mars, creating a 500-kilometer crater, the website of the Russian observatory…

How will India respond to civil war in Pakistan?

In 1971, India intervened militarily on behalf of Bengalis in the civil war in East Pakistan, dividing the country in two and helping to create Bangladesh. In 2013, prospects of…

7 Obscure, Remote and Super-Geeky Military Bases

  The military doesn’t always pick prime real estate for its bases. Often it prefers strange, far-flung and obscure parts of the world — particularly when it comes to its…

Future Soldiers Will Have Flexible Electronics Everywhere

  More than 10 years ago, U.S. Army researchers saw potential in flexible displays. With nothing in the marketplace, the Army decided to change that by partnering with industry and…

India’s Spies Want Data on Every BlackBerry Customer Worldwide

  There are about 79 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide—and India’s government wants to hand its spy agency data on every one of them. In late 2012, back when it was still…

China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

  In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State…