‘Erotic spasm’: Lib Dem leader Cable’s saucy criticism of Brexiteers EU pull-out technique

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable will tell his party members that Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson are willing to allow “years of economic pain” to enjoy the “erotic spasm” of leaving the EU, in his conference speech on Tuesday. Cable, who will use the rather graphic depiction of Brexiteer MPs’ attitudes towards the UK’s impending […]

Seafloor fiber optic cables can work like seismometers

Enlarge / “Did you feel that?” (credit: OIST) There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and locate nearly all earthquakes on land, except the most minuscule ones. The seafloor is another story. It’s expensive and difficult to maintain seismometers at the bottom of the ocean, so our coverage is pretty sparse. Earthquakes smaller […]

Deadpool 2: Cable’s teddy bear – Will Hope Summers appear in X-Force or Deadpool 3?

WARNING SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2 AHEAD Deadpool 2 revealed Josh Brolin as a time-travelling cyborg from the future, bent on preventing the murder of his family. Cable is heavily armed, but also carries around a damaged teddy bear, which he says is covered in his daughter’s blood. Later in the film it’s revealed that the […]

Russian ships are skulking around undersea cables that power the internet, causing the US to worry the Kremlin is finding a new way to spy

Scanpix Denmark/Sarah Christine Noergaard via Reuters Russian ships have recently been active in the vicinity of vital undersea fiber-optic cables that power the internet, texts, calls, and the world’s financial transactions. The US and its allies worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. A naval commander said the US hadn’t seen […]

Razer Mamba Hyperflux mouse throws cables and batteries in the bin

REVIEW: The wireless gaming mouse is a viable alternative these days for hardcore players thanks to widespread adoption of adaptive radio tech by companies like Razer and Logitech. But even if you drop the cable for data, you still need to charge your battery … unless you don’t. Both Razer and Logitech have introduced their […]

How an Air Force pilot landed a damaged A-10 Warthog using just ‘cranks and cables’ after an Iraq War combat mission

US Air Force DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) — Maj. Kim Campbell, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot here, shared her story with Women’s History Month luncheon guests March 15, 2010, about a mission in which her A-10 was hit by enemy fire over Baghdad. While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, then-Capt. Campbell […]

This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

Telegeography Data from telecom analytics firm Telegeography shows how cables connect the world. Military, intelligence, and political figures are warning about its fragility. Some claim Russia is willing and able to sever internet access as an act of war. This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is […]