A Pentagon study of the US nuclear weapons infrastructure revealed “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” reports the New York Times.
One problem seems almost comical:
[C]rews that maintain the nation’s 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles had only a single wrench that could attach the nuclear warheads.
“They started FedExing the one tool” to three bases spread across the country, one official familiar with the contents of the reports said Thursday. No one had checked in years “to see if new tools were being made,” the official said.
How is it possible that a movie with the catchy title of Zyzzyx Road, staring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, could only gross $30 at the box office? Mental Floss has a fun list of “11 Movies That Made Less Than $400 at the U.S. Box Office.” If this film’s looks-like-a-typo title (it’s pronounced ZYE-zix, […]
In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a “digital wallet” with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn’t find it. The BBC looks at this sad case […]
“Oh, yeah — remember that jar o’ anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don’t use it, OK?” — U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the anthrax they sent them for testing was live and very deadly.
It’s a great time to be a maker. 3D printers are on store shelves for anyone to buy, and coder kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are letting kids as young as 9 or 10 dive into the Internet of Things. Here are a few examples of our favorite tech toys, all priced low enough […]
Want to make a hit? The right software is out there for anyone, but any music producer will tell you that finding the right sound can still take time and talent. Still, the right tools are a great shortcut, which makes this Synth & Sound Pack Bundle absolutely priceless. And now that it’s on sale […]
Let’s face it: People at the gym aren’t bragging about their headphones. If they were that great, they’d be listening to them instead of talking about them. So while we’re sure those new PowerBeats Pro earbuds are something special, why would you shell out $250 for a tiny pair of speakers when comparable ones are […]