Fox NewsCities around the world ring in New YearFox NewsFile-This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows marchers making their way down Boylston Street during a parade as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) View original article

I sure do like this Motherboard team!For the last two months or so, Ive had a whole bunch of people ask me what Motherboards plans and goals are for next year. Its a question with a pretty simple answer: We want to do more of everythingmore reporting, more video, more scoops, more travel, more drones (weve got five but thats not enough)and do it better.Naturally, actually figuring out how that happens is the tough part, but we laid a good base for it this year. If I could…

Each year on December 31, more than one billion people around the world will watch the Waterford crystal ball make its descent upon Times Square in New York, ringing in the start of 2015. This year, take a minute to learn a bit about the geodesic dome before Ryan Seacrest starts his countdown. What better way to ring in a new year than with some knowledge? Talking animals serenade you with ‘Up on the Housetop’ for the holidays 31 holiday song facts that will impress all the other…

After years of anticipation, the United States Army has finally floated the first of two football field-sized blimps that will serve as a missile shield for Washington DC. The tethered, helium-filled aerostat is equipped with anti-missile and anti-drone radar to protect the capital from attacks. It also looks like a cartoon. Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

This month, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station needed a wrench. So NASA emailed him one, and he 3D printed it.It wasnt the first thing to be 3D printed in spacethat was a test part for the printer itselfbut the agency described it as the first object created to meet the needs of an astronaut and the first designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture. The wrench was designed by Made in Space, which built and operates the ISS printer.Commander Barry Wilmore with the 3D-printed…

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout has been tested aboard the USS Dunham, and could soon be seen on US warships headed to battle. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Before the new year rolls around and we all find ourselves subjected to rampant speculations about What Will Happen in 2015, maybe we should take stock of all the predictions that were bandied about last year. Science, business, journalism, governancemuch of what we do is based primarily on speculation. How people think the world works, what people think other people need and need to know, what people think their lives should look like. Speculation is fundamental to being human.Of course, in the age of mass media, some of those speculations are…

Today Iranian military forces tested various unmanned aircraft that some are calling “suicide drones.” Because “suicide drone” sounded more intimidating than “model airplane that we could fly into things nearby.”Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

Hindustan TimesPakistan army kills 39 militants near Afghan border in fresh assaultHindustan TimesPakistani warplanes and ground forces killed 39 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said. The airstrikes were carried out Friday evening in the Datta Khel area of the North Waziristan . View original article

The U.S. Navy successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the USS Jason Dunham. View original article at CNN