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Drone of the Day: S-100 Camcopter

Here’s an oddity in the world of drones: The S-100 Camcopter, manufactured by the Austrian company Schiebel, is operated by both the super-secret SEAL Team 6 and the Chinese Navy. Both the Pakistani and Indian armed forces fly it (the video above is courtesy of the Brazilian Navy). One has mysteriously crashed in… » 7/06/15 12:15pm 7/06/15 12:15pm

What This Video Of Jordanian F-16s Striking ISIS Tells Us Is Alarming 

Jordan has released a video montage showing the kickoff of its retaliatory air campaign against ISIS in Syria. Over 20 Jordanian F-16s struck ISIS targets while US F-22s, F-16s, surveillance and tanker aircraft supported them. Although the idea of such a campaign represents a powerful show of force, the video hints at… » 2/07/15 5:16pm 2/07/15 5:16pm

Insane picture of an insane guy jumping over an insane abyss

Redditor and adventurer Orenisham took this amazing photo climbing up Ridjim Assaf on Jebel Rum, Jordan. It reminds me of the The Word of God, the second challenge of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: "Only in the footsteps of God, shall he proceed." He explains that the local call this siq jump: » 2/03/15 11:52pm 2/03/15 11:52pm

144,000 Syrian refugees are packed in this endless city made of tents

While the United States discusses about the political convenience of bombing President Assad's military, some of the two million Syrian refugees are begging Obama to attack at once. According to Spanish newspaper El País, that's the opinion of many of the 144,000 Syrian exiles surviving at Zaatari, a refugee city made… » 9/08/13 1:20pm 9/08/13 1:20pm

Archaeologists Now Use Kinect to Build 3-D Models During Digs

University of California, San Diego students will be going to Jordan soon to take part in an archaeological dig that's decidely futuristic: As they uncover artifacts and structures in the soil, they'll be using high-quality 3-D scanning to record accurate positional details—rich data that could be incredibly useful in… » 8/02/11 9:20pm 8/02/11 9:20pm