The cyber-cold war between China and U.S.

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A lengthy confidential list of computer addresses linked to a hacking group that has stolen terabytes of data for corporations in America was circulated to the country’s internet providers last week by the Obama administration.  But, it left out an important fact that almost every one of the digital addresses could be traced to he neighborhood in Shanghai that is headquarters to the Chinese military’s cybercommand.

 

 

 

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Fallout Shelters of the Cold War Era Making a Comeback

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A 1955 photo shows the interior of an H-bomb steel shelter at an unknown location.

Jason Hodge, father of four children from Barstow, Calif., says he’s “not paranoid” but he is concerned, and that’s why he bought space in what might be labeled a doomsday shelter.  Hodge bought into the first of a proposed nationwide group of 20 fortified, underground shelters — the Vivos shelter network — that are intended to protect those inside for up to a year from catastrophes such as a nuclear attack, killer asteroids or tsunamis, according to the project’s developers.

 

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Atari’s Missile Command (From 1980) To Become Live-Action Movie

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In case you needed another indicator Hollywood has run out of ideas, here is a new one for you: Atari is about to sell the movie rights to Missile Command, a shooting game that hit arcades back in 1980, to 20th Century Fox and another movie production company.

Selling the license doesn’t necessarily mean we ever get to see a Missile Command movie on the big screen, but a first step has been made…

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Doomsday Clock Moved One Minute Further Away From Human Annihilation

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Doomsday Clock: Created in 1947 by concerned scientists

The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock has been moved to six minutes to midnight – one minute further away from human annihilation than before.  The timepiece in New York conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction, which is represented by midnight.

 

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6 Technologies That Haven’t Ended The Human Race… Yet

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Today, the world comes to an end. Well, in theaters, anyway. 2012 has us thinking about the apocalypse ’round these parts (so uplifting, we know), and that led us to wondering about all the crazy technology that’s all around us — technology that at one point or another caused widespread fear that it was all over. It’s happened several times, yet we’re still here. (Pics)

 

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Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson host of the NOVA scienceNOW PBS program

From a half billion kilometers away, the message was powerful. In 1994, fragments of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet slammed into Jupiter. The earth-size fireballs ejected into space were captured and relayed back to be seen again and again in Internet replay. The message: we need a foothold in space if our species is to survive.

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Mile Long Secret Tunnel For Sale

Mile Long Secret Tunnel For Sale 

A stuffy, noisy mile-long secret Cold War tunnel is up for sale in London, asking price $7.4 million, connecting up Chancery Lane with the Thames. It’s only got two lifts, which means you couldn’t possibly get fire-code approval to run it as a hotel or club, but there’s all kinds of intriguing possibilities (e.g. ball pit) for this much subterranean volume.

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