Hackers Created a Fake News Site to Friend US Officials on Facebook

The extent to which hackers think up elaborate schemes to win people's trust online never ceases to amaze. The latest ones to be so bold are a crew of Iranian hackers who won the trust of American leaders by building a fake news site, along with phony social media profiles for all its fake writers.And it worked. » 5/29/14 12:35pm 5/29/14 12:35pm

This building is designed for everyone to climb all over it

This is one of the coolest buildings I've seen in a long time: a structure designed to turn everyone into Spider-man by allowing people to climb all over its interior and exterior. It kind of feels like a glitch in the Matrix: a computer-generated mountain that needs more polygons and some textures. » 1/26/14 10:02pm 1/26/14 10:02pm

Feds Arrest Defense Contractor for Shipping Military Secrets to Iran

Mozaffar Khazaee, a former Manchester, Connecticut resident and defense contractor has been arrested by federal authorities on charges that he attempted to smuggle classified technical data on a variety of military projects—including the new F-35 Lightning II—out of the country and into Iran. » 1/13/14 8:00pm 1/13/14 8:00pm

An Iranian Oil Tanker Hacked Its Own Tracking System to Avoid Detection

Lately, we've seen how hackers can cause havoc on the high seas, but the shenanigans have been limited to security researchers for the most part. They wanted to prove that it was possible to do things like take over a ship's navigation system so that it doesn't happen in real life. Welp, too late for that now. » 10/30/13 12:20pm 10/30/13 12:20pm

Reagan-Era Futurists Thought Iran Would Get Nukes by 2020

Will Iran obtain a nuclear weapon? That's the hot-button question for the U.S. government as the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York this week. No one knows for sure, (except maybe Space Cat). But if you asked American futurists of the early 1980s, they'd probably tell you that it's bound to happen by… » 9/25/13 2:25pm 9/25/13 2:25pm

Space Cat IRL: Iran Wants to Launch Persian Cat Into Space

According to the Associated Press, Iran's aerospace program announced today that it plans to launch a Persian cat into space by March. The Iranians have sent a mouse, a turtle, some worms, and even a monkey into space. But this real-life Space Cat would be the first feline to journey out of Earth's cozy confines in… » 9/16/13 2:39pm 9/16/13 2:39pm

Iran's New Uranium Production Facility: Because the Rest of the World…

Taking a page from the North Korean Handbook for Successful International Diplomacy, Iran has recently announced that it is inaugurating a new addition to its Ardakan Yellowcake Production Plant. The facility will handle the processing of the 60 some-odd tons of uranium excavated from the nearby Saghand uranium mine… » 4/11/13 6:28pm 4/11/13 6:28pm

Oh Yes, An Iranian Scientist Has Invented a Time Machine (So He Says)

Ali Razeghi, an Iranian scientist who is the managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, has done something only the great Doc Brown has done: he's created a time machine. But unlike Doc's DeLorean, Razeghi's "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" can only take you to the future. What are we waiting… » 4/10/13 7:00pm 4/10/13 7:00pm

Iran's Blocking VPNs To Tighten Its Stranglehold on the Internet

Iran and the Internet don't exactly get along. Between trying to shut down all Google services and replacing YouTube with a state-sponsored clone, Iran has been making moves to make its intranet the place to be. By blocking everything else. Until now, tech-savvy and Internet-loving Iranians have been able to use VPNs… » 3/10/13 8:00pm 3/10/13 8:00pm