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AI Trained on Moon Craters Is Helping Find Unexploded Bombs From the Vietnam War

There’s still no completely safe and surefire method for locating unexploded ordinance after a war is over, but researchers at Ohio State University have found a way to harness image processing algorithms, powered by machine learning, to study satellite imagery and locate hot spots where UXO are likely to be located.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Satellite Imagery, Vietnam War, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Bombs, Uxo, Ohio State University


Florida woman arrested for attempting to make a bomb inside Walmart using items from the store shelves

In Tampa, Florida, Emily Stallard, 37, was arrested for attempting to make a bomb inside a Walmart using materials she grabbed from the store shelves. From CNN: "A security guard with Walmart noticed the woman ... roaming the aisles of the store and opening unpaid items. The items included flammable materials, projectiles and matches," the sheriff's office said... "This woman had all the supplies she needed to cause mass destruction at her disposal," Sheriff Chad Chronister said. "Had it ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Walmart, Cnn, Explosives, Bombs, Tampa Florida, Stallard, Ieds, Chad Chronister, Emily Stallard


Gender reveal pipe bomb kills grandma

A woman was killed at a "gender reveal" party after being struck by shrapnel from an explosive contraption: "a metal stand, gunpowder and colored powder were involved," report police. At about 4:03 p.m., police responded to a report that a woman, later identified as 56-year-old Pamela Kreimeyer, had been severely injured in an explosion, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. When officials arrived at the scene in Knoxville, the woman was pronounced dead. Knoxville...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, Mistakes, Bombs, Knoxville, Pamela Kreimeyer, Marion County Sheriff s Office When, Des Moines Kreimeyer


Watch an HD restoration of the first detonation of a nuclear bomb

On July 16, 1945, US Army detonated the first nuclear weapon in New Mexico's Jornada del Muerto desert. Codenamed Trinity, the test was part of the Manhattan Project. Three weeks later, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the Atom Central page about Trinity: The bomb was detonated, producing an intense flash and a fireball that expanded to 600 meters in two seconds. The explosive power was equivalent to 18.6 kilotons of TNT. It grew to a height of more than...
Tags: Video, News, United States, Explosions, Manhattan, New Mexico, Weapons, TNT, US Army, Hiroshima, Bombs, Atomic Age


Watch incredible restored footage of the first nuclear bomb detonation

On July 16, 1945, US Army detonated the first nuclear weapon in New Mexico's Jornada del Muerto desert. Codenamed Trinity, the test was part of the Manhattan Project. Three weeks later, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the Atom Central page about Trinity: The bomb was detonated, producing an intense flash and a fireball that expanded to 600 meters in two seconds. The explosive power was equivalent to 18.6 kilotons of TNT. It grew to a height of more than...
Tags: Video, News, United States, Explosions, Manhattan, New Mexico, Weapons, TNT, US Army, Hiroshima, Bombs, Atomic Age


Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie

The U.S. Air Force has released the first images of its latest combat drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie. The new aircraft, which went from concept to first test flight in 2.5 years, “behaved as expected” on its first test flight this week, according to the Air Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, Drones, US military, Radar, Weapons, Air Force, Valkyrie, US Air Force, New Cold War, Bombs, U S Air Force, Air Force Read, Kratos, Kratos Defense, Laser Weapons


What Happened to Cyber 9/11?

A recent article in the Atlantic asks why we haven't seen a"cyber 9/11" in the past fifteen or so years. (I, too, remember the increasingly frantic and fearful warnings of a "cyber Peal Harbor," "cyber Katrina" -- when that was a thing -- or "cyber 9/11." I made fun of those warnings back then.) The author's answer: Three main barriers are likely preventing this. For one, cyberattacks can lack the kind of drama and immediate physical carnage that terrorists seek. Identifying the specific perpe...
Tags: US, Atlantic, Cyberattack, Terrorism, Fear, Graham, Cyberterrorism, Bombs, Bruce Schneier, Rob Graham, Risk Assessment


Mailing Tech Support a Bomb

I understand his frustration, but this is extreme: When police asked Cryptopay what could have motivated Salonen to send the company a pipe bomb ­ or, rather, two pipe bombs, which is what investigators found when they picked apart the explosive package ­ the only thing the company could think of was that it had declined his request for a password change. In August 2017, Salonen, a customer of Cryptopay, emailed their customer services team to ask for a new password. They refused, given that i...
Tags: Passwords, Dna, Bombs, Bruce Schneier, Salonen, Cryptopay


Praying for Relief

B'SD   6 Kislev, 5779.  My temporary silence on this blog resulted from physical and mental weariness at repeatedly being wakened by sirens alerting me and my neighbors that bombs were headed in our direction.  It was quite taxing to cope with our emotions, and hard to strategize schedules while minding personal safety.  I've recovered my composure, and here's today's blogpost:   We're in trying times from wildfires, incessant bomb attacks (470 in southern Israel within less tha...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Israel, Diabetes, Brexit, Bombs, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Opioid Epidemic, Camp Fire


Bomb scare triggered by cassette tape

This morning, Duke Energy mailroom employees in Charlotte, North Carolina called police after noticing an unusual small package with a handwritten address on it at their facility. Police cleared the area, shut down roads, and deployed a K-9 unit. According to CBS17, "police and the bomb squad investigated the package, which contained a cassette tape by the band Journey."
Tags: Post, News, Duke Energy, Bombs, Charlotte North Carolina, Cassettes


Campbell Soup Co. Executive Is Out After Tweeting George Soros Conspiracy Theory

A Campbell Soup Company executive who tweeted about conspiracy theories involving former hedge fund manager George Soros is no longer with the company, a spokesperson confirmed to Gizmodo. Campbell’s vice president of government affairs Kelly Johnston tweeted Monday that Soros’ Open Society Foundations was providing…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Campbell Soup Company, Conspiracy Theories, Canned, Bombs, Campbell Soup Co, George Soros, Soros, Open Society Foundations, Kelly Johnston, Democratic Mail Bombings, Gizmodo Campbell


Twitter Apologizes for Failing to Remove Tweets That May Have Been Sent by Cesar Sayoc

A Twitter account apparently belonging to Cesar Sayoc, Jr.—who has been charged with sending explosive devices to several prominent Democrats and CNN—had a history of threatening behavior on the site and was previously reported by at least one Twitter user to no avail. The social media platform is now apologizing…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Science, Cnn, Bombs, Cesar Sayoc, Cesar Sayoc Jr


Cesar Sayoc Jr., Florida man, arrested in pipe bomb case; van with 'right wing paraphernalia' seized

The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump. Senior law enforcement sources have identified the suspect in the investigation as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida. “The arrest was made at an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida... about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, and a 'loud explosion' was heard at the time of the arrest.” This van looks like what Steve B...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Msnbc, Florida Man, Bombs, Trump, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Miami Herald, U S Justice Department


Suspect arrested in pipe bomb case had right wing Trump stickers all over his van

The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump. Senior law enforcement sources have identified the suspect in the investigation as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida. “The arrest was made at an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida... about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, and a 'loud explosion' was heard at the time of the arrest.” This van looks like what Steve B...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Msnbc, Florida Man, Bombs, Trump, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Miami Herald, U S Justice Department


Instagram Pulls Milo Yiannopoulos Post Appearing to Praise Mail Bombs

Instagram has pulled from its platform a post by former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos that seemingly praised the apparent pipe bombs sent this week to a number of top Democrats—including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—as well as CNN. The post, shared Thursday,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Networks, Barack Obama, Social Media, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Bombs, Breitbart, State, Milo Yiannopoulos, Instagram Pulls Milo Yiannopoulos Post


Official: Explosive devices sent to Trump critics are consistent with online bomb-making designs

The FBI is treating the serial bomber who sent explosives to critics of Donald Trump as domestic terrorism. There are a lot of bomb-making HOWTOs on the internet, and instructions for how to make improvised explosive devices have long been available online. Now, a federal agent says the perpetrator behind the 10 “suspicious packages” used bomb-making instructions that are “widely available” online. The FBI is now searching a Florida mail center in the hunt for the person who sent these packa...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Crime, News, America, Fbi, Homeland Security, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Bomb Threats, Bombs, Trump, Reuters, Criminal Investigations, U S Postal Service


What we know about explosive devices sent to Democratic targets

Authorities from the FBI, NYPD, and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio gave an update to reporters today in New York about the series of explosive devices sent to former presidents and public figures, and the news network CNN. Here's a loose summary of what we know, after their briefing on Thursday afternoon, 3-4pm Eastern time. At least 10 devices were sent to prominent Democrat targets, and people who were critical of Donald Trump. The devices are on their way to a federal laboratory in Quantico...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Eric Holder, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Michelle Obama, Bill De Blasio, Fox News, Bill, Donald Trump


Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Explosives, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Bombs, State, George, Fake News


Bomb Squad Detonates Suspected Explosive Device Placed in George Soros' Mailbox

Staff discovered what appeared to be an explosive device in a mailbox at the Westchester County, New York home of billionaire George Soros on Monday, the New York Times reported, with a police bomb squad later destroying the device.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, New York Times, Conspiracy Theories, Bombs, George Soros, Westchester County New York, George Soros Mailbox


Shockwaves From WWII Bombing Raids Reached the Edge of Space, Scientists Report

As if the devastating effects of bombs dropped on European cities during the Second World War weren’t terrible enough, a surprising new study shows that the shockwaves produced by these bombing raids reached the edge of space, temporarily weakening the Earth’s ionosphere.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Physics, Second world war, World War Ii, Meteorology, Bombs, Atmospheric Science, War Is Hell, Ionosphere, Shock Waves


Bomb Squad Called After NASA Weather Device Labeled 'NOT A BOMB' Drops From Sky

A summer student has been removed from an experiment after NASA decided that a completely accurate note mentioning the President attached to an experiment that fell in a New Jersey field was a “misguided attempt to be lighthearted,” a NASA spokesperson told WNBC-TV.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Jokes, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Bombs, WNBC, President Trump, Weather Balloons


How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun?

The modern age has brought one of the most nightmarish inventions in all of human history—the atomic bomb. These weapons harness the power of physics, releasing an immense amount of energy from a relatively small amount of mass to generate unfathomable fire, disease, and death. The have the power to end the world as…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, The Sun, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, Bombs, Giz Asks, The Earth


Bomb shuts down London City Airport

All flights today at London City Airport were cancelled after a bomb was found in the River Thames. The bomb is actually a German 500kg fused device that's been sitting in the Thames since the Germans dropped it during World War II. The unexploded ordnance was discovered during work on a dock near the airport. The Royal Navy is working to remove the bomb. From NPR: The discovery of World War II era bombs in London is not particularly rare, as NPR's Ari Shapiro has reported. "During the Blitz...
Tags: Post, London, News, Airports, Thames, War, Bbc, Royal Navy, Npr, Imperial War Museum, London City Airport, Bombs, Ari Shapiro, Matt Brosnan


Daphne Caruana Galizia's Murder and the Security of WhatsApp

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese journalist whose anti-corruption investigations exposed powerful people. She was murdered in October by a car bomb. Galizia used WhatsApp to communicate securely with her sources. Now that she is dead, the Maltese police want to break into her phone or the app, and find out who those sources were. One journalist reports: Part of Daphne's destroyed smart phone was elevated from the scene. Investigators say that Caruana Galizia had not taken her laptop with...
Tags: Crime, Police, Whatsapp, Fbi, Cell Phones, Forensics, Bombs, Bruce Schneier, Daphne, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Caruana Galizia, Cracking, Data Destruction


German Bomb Technicians Successfully Defuse World War II-Era Allied 'Blockbuster' in Frankfurt

Large sections of central Frankfurt, Germany were evacuated on Sunday in preparation for authorities to defuse a World War II-era, 1.4-ton HC 4000 air mine, with CNN reporting at least 60,000 people were asked to leave the area while the bomb defusal operation proceeds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nazis, History, Cnn, Frankfurt, World War Ii, Explosives, Bombs, FRANKFURT Germany, Unexploded Bombs


Suspected Bomb From WW2 Found at Fukushima Nuclear Site

In a classic case of adding insult to injury, workers at the beleaguered Fukushima nuclear power plant have uncovered what appears to be an undetonated bomb dating back to the Second World War.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Technology, Second world war, World War 2, Fukushima, Dangerous Places, Bombs, Hazards, Fukushima Nuclear Plant, Unexploded Bombs


Extending the Airplane Laptop Ban

The Department of Homeland Security is rumored to be considering extending the current travel ban on large electronics for Middle Eastern flights to European ones as well. The likely reaction of airlines will be to implement new traveler programs, effectively allowing wealthier and more frequent fliers to bring their computers with them. This will only exacerbate the divide between the haves and the have-nots -- all without making us any safer. In March, both the United States and the United Ki...
Tags: Europe, Air Travel, Congress, US, Toronto, Cnn, UPS, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Amsterdam, Homeland Security, Tsa, Department Of Homeland Security, Bombs


America Is Dropping So Many Bombs That We're Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years that we’re running out.Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, US, America, Military, Bombs, Trump, Forever War


North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Are Not Reason Enough to Start a War

Trump said that he operates under the assumption that Kim Jong Un is “rational.” But backed into a corner, is Trump willing to bet nuclear apocalypse on that?
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Uncategorized, Kim Jong Un, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, Nuclear Proliferation, Bombs, Trump


US Forces Just Dropped Their Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb for the First Time

Citing military sources, CNN reports the United States just dropped a 30-foot-long bomb with a blast yield equivalent to 11 tons of TNT on suspected ISIS targets in Afghanistan. Nicknamed MOAB (short for “Mother of All Bombs”), the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb in America’s arsenal. This is the first time a…Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Defense, US, America, War, Cnn, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Moab, TNT, Bombs