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Engineers create human-powered helicopter: 'Impossible is nothing'

Canadian engineers Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson are the first team to defeat a challenge set forth by The American Helicopter Society in 1980. The Canadians will now pocket the Sikorsky Prize for their creative efforts — $250,000. Published December 17, 2013

Paratroopers are from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. (Twitter, U.S. Army)

Army to cut up to 4,000 captains and majors

The U.S. Army is sending roughly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors to a screening board for early separation this spring, the Army Times reported. Up to 20 percent of those screened — approximately 3,800 officers — could be scheduled to leave the service by the the Officer Separation Board and Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board. Published December 17, 2013

Family: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was once close to his uncle Jang Song-thaek, but now has had him executed. (Associated Press)

N. Korea wipes Kim Jong-un uncle from Web

In a move straight from George Orwell's "1984," North Korea is attempting to wipe any mention of executed "traitor" Jang Song-thaek from its state-controlled Internet. Published December 13, 2013