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US Navy plane shocked by high-speed “unsafe intercept” with Russian fighter jet

A Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet came perilously close to an American intelligence gathering aircraft, the US Navy reported this week. The Russian jet made a high-speed pass near the U.S. EP-3 Aries II aircraft, at one point turning on its afterburners and placing the American air crew at risk, Popular Mechanics and ABC News have reported. Continue reading

HIV cure? Researchers announce scientific breakthrough giving hope

The HIV pandemic has killed some 35 million people worldwide since it first burst on to the scene back in the early 1980s. Great headway has been made into curtailing the spread of the infection with the advancement of retrovirals, allowing many to live longer and healthier lives, but no cure has yet been found. However, a team of medical researchers are brimming with hope that they are on the very verge of developing a cure for HIV, after an initial human clinical trial delivered astounding results. Continue reading

Edgy drone technology assists in natural disaster recovery

It was a destructive 10 days across Florida and three other US states when Hurricane Michael unleashed its fury, killing 36 people and causing widespread chaos. Continue reading

Gigantic space plane the Stratolaunch nears first flight

The world’s biggest aeroplane, the Stratolaunch, successfully reached 90 mph (145 km/h) during its latest stage of runway testing.   Continue reading

Travelling to the Sun: Here’s Why The Parker Solar Probe Won’t Melt

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is travelling closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. But the question remains, how can this metal come so close to the sun, and survive? After everything we have learnt, why won’t it melt? Continue reading

ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE: RACING THROUGH OUR BLOOD TO CURE DISEASE

The future of medicine? Miniature robots communicating with doctors from inside our bodies. This is sci-fi meeting reality. Continue reading

HMAS Warramunga returns from record breaking patrol

Following nine months on deployment in the Middle East, HMAS Warramunga has returned home to a hero’s welcome. Continue reading

Defence confirms selection of LAND 400 Phase 2 anti-tank missile system

Department of Defence officials have confirmed which anti-tank missile system has been selected for the LAND 400 Phase 2 vehicles. Continue reading

The cyber risks that can down fighter jets

A cyber conference in Tel Aviv last week has called on governments worldwide to join forces to defend against cyber threats that have the potential to bring down military and civilian aircraft. Continue reading

Your Fertility Can Be At Risk In A Shockingly Short Period Of Time

In a new study, researchers have discovered that two months of serious stress can cause a significant negative impact on the health of a man’s sperm. Specifically, prolonged stressful situations were found to decrease the mobility of the sperm, affecting their ability to reach and fertilise the egg effectively. Continue reading