Spy vs. Spy. To (and From) Russia, with Love

Well, it looks like the ten infamous Russian spies are back in Mother Russia, and the four that were shilling for us have been extradited to the USA, from Russia, with love. And in the end, when all was said and done, more was said, than was done. Here’s the deal . . .

Book Review: The Defector by Daniel Silva

I was mesmerized by news coverage of the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his Dubai hotel room.  Al-Mabhouh was a co-founder of the paramilitary wing of Hamas, the militant Islamist group that governs Palestinian populations in Gaza.  January surveillance video from the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel shows the Hamas commander checking into the hotel along […]

Has Russian Teen Cracked the Electric Gun?

The idea of using electricity to fire a projectile (i.e. an electric gun) has been around since, uh, electricity. Back around Christmas ’07, IEEE Spectrum writer Paul Wallich had a look at an article on the challenge and had a go at building one out of bits. The project didn’t end badly, but it didn’t […]