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Probable Russian Navy covert camera whale discovered by Norwegians

A beluga whale discovered off Norway’s coast, wearing a harness that had an adapter for a GoPro camera, according to authorities. [credit: Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries ] Evidence suggests that the Russian Navy has been looking for new ways to leverage what amounts to the original underwater “drone”—militarized cetaceans. Norwegian fishermen discovered a friendly beluga …

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Firefly has successfully tested the upper stage of its Alpha rocket

Last Thursday Firefly Aerospace tested the second stage of its Alpha rocket. [credit: Edwards Media ] Last Thursday, on a green expanse at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Firefly Aerospace prepared to test the second stage of its Alpha rocket. After years of development, engineers bolted the rocket stage to a vertical test …

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You can use this website to help pick new tires—here’s how it tests them

Enlarge (credit: Tire Rack) Of all the areas of automotive technology that have improved over the years, perhaps none is as significant—and as little understood by the public—as the advances in tire technology. After all, a vehicle’s tires are its sole points of contact with the road; if they lose grip, the car loses control. …

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Can Democrats’ Calls for Bipartisan Unity Be Authentic in the Trump Era?

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar started her presidential campaign amid February snow showers a mile up the Mississippi River from a rebuilt bridge. The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapsed in 2007 and reopened a year later, after federal politicians reached across the aisle to hasten construction. For anyone who didn’t pick up on the symbolism of …

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