Iran Has Hacked US Energy Companies

According to the WSJ, Iran has hacked US oil, gas and power companies. The hackers were able to gain access to control-system software "that could allow them to manipulate oil or gas pipelines". Basically, the hackers are far enough inside that people are starting to get worried. » 5/23/13 8:18pm 5/23/13 8:18pm

Recon Instruments' Jet: Google Glass For the Sporty Type

Three years ago Recon Instruments came out with one of the first goggles with a HUD to be used by you and me for leisure activity. It was a novel idea—who wouldn't want to see how fast they're flying down the mountain? And today at I/O, Recon is debuting the Jet, a Google Glass-like set of shades that the company says… » 5/15/13 12:50pm 5/15/13 12:50pm

The Military's Robot Eyes

» 1/06/12 6:00pm 1/06/12 6:00pm

If something terrible happens at your job, you might file a TPS report later than your boss would like or maybe people on the internet would run out of things to read. If something terrible happens at a bomb tech's job, they might get exploded. A tragedy if it's a human being. But if it's a robot? A small lump sum… » 1/06/12 6:00pm 1/06/12 6:00pm

High-Flying Solar Power Zephyr Glider Breaks Own World Record With 3.5 …

Last we heard from the U.K.'s high altitude Zephyr glider, it was unofficially breaking the record for longest unmanned flight » 8/24/08 3:00pm 8/24/08 3:00pm. That was back in 2007, when the record was a paltry 30 hours, and the Zephyr was able to manage a 54 hour flight, thanks to its solar powered batteries. On Friday, the Zephyr flew that and…