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Spam Text Message Detonates Suicide Bomber, Prevents Moscow Attack

Russia avoided a potentially devastating suicide bomb attack last month, thanks to one particularly well-timed text message. According to Russian security sources, the attack was supposed to be carried out by an unnamed woman, believed to be part of a radical Islamist terror group. The woman reportedly planned to strap a bomb to herself, and blow herself up in the middle of a crowded Moscow...

Stingray 'Water Blade' Could Help Destroy IEDs in Afghanistan

Later this year, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan will have a new method for detonating improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to The Daily Mail, troops will expand their arsenals with a device called The Stingray, which uses H20 and a small amount of munition to create a 'blade' of water capable of penetrating steel. The Stingray, small enough to be carried by robots, can be placed far away...

Student's iPod Blows Up in Class

Share Getting attention in class sometimes involves adding an enthusiastic wiggle to a raised hand, or cooing an ever so soft "ooh, ooh, me!" But, if you're after a sure-fire solution to grabbing your teacher's eye, blowing up your iPod is always an option. Such was the case, it seems, for one Massachusetts high school student, whose iPod recently exploded "spontaneously" on her desk in the...

Excavator to Blame in Cell Phone Death, But the Battery Still Caught Fire!

We reported on an AP story yesterday about the death of a South Korean man that was supposedly caused by a cell phone, though we (and AP) later suggested that seemed a bit doubtful given the extent of the man's injuries. Nearly 20,000 of you voted in the associated poll on that story, weighing in on whether you thought the battery was to blame. The results were nearly split, with a narrow...