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This Trusty US Chopper is Heading Home After a Decade of War

"We fly like nobody else in the Army," Col. Michael Musiol, commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, recently told Stars and Stripes magazine. He's right. The OH-58 Kiowa family of helicopters has been serving on the front lines, both as an advanced scout and emergency evacuator, for nearly 50 years. But as its tenure in Afghanistan comes to a close, will the Kiowa Warrior finally retire? Read More >>

10 James Bond Gadgets That Actually Exist — And One That Needs To

There have been 23 Bond movies made In the past 50 years — full of lethal, handy, futuristic, awesome, and sometimes funny gadgets. Most are still too fantastic to be real, but some have transcended the silver screen to become naturalised residents of the Real World. These are our favourites. Read More >>

Phones Were More Interesting in 1979

Sure, most of the handsets in this Bell advertisement are pretty hideous—but it was the late '70s, man. These were hideous times. And besides, I'll take the wacky "Sculptura" and "Stowaway" over today's sea of black blech rectangles. Read More >>

The Evolution of Protection for Your Noggin

Your head does a pretty great job of keeping your brain safe most of the time. Your skull can take a lot of jostling before your thinker suffers damage. Read More >>