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Lego Star Wars game teaser lovingly mocks 'Force Awakens' trailer

Remember all the obsession and excitement as new teasers and trailers emerged for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? The movie opened in December, but many spent the months prior poring over details of Stormtroopers standing in formation and the Millennium Falcon rocketing through the air. Lego hasn't …

Make Just Cause 3's Launch Trailer and You Could Win a Gaming PC

Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix are giving fans an opportunity to win a prize package worth $5000 by creating a "1-2 minute trailer that captures all the action, energy, and atmosphere" of the upcoming open-world action game.<p>The trailer will be judged based on …

Daily Deals: Xbox One Labor Day Sale, Star Wars Toys, Game of Thrones Blu-rays

May the Force Awakens toys be with you!<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>Xbox One With Two Free Games</b><p>From now through …

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Little world, big heart: Pluto stuns in New Horizons image

Pluto may be a dwarf planet, but it’s got an out-sized heart. Before<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the icy world, it snapped and sent back this image showcasing the big, bright, heart-shaped feature covering a large part of the surface.<p>This was the final and most detailed snapshot before …

Solar System

Watch This Rugged Cylinder Take To The Skies

Bring the drone on hikes, where it makes a mockery of legs<p>From the body type alone, Sprite looks less like a drone and more like a sleek and modern water bottle aimed at hikers. It's a far cry from the standard four-rotored body of most drones, but that forms the Sprite’s central sales pitch: a …

Closest look yet at Ceres’ bright spots

Mysterious Spot 5 – most prominent of Ceres’ bright spots – is shown to consist of many smaller spots in a new image from the orbiting Dawn …

Solar eclipse could plunge Europe into darkness - video report

A solar eclipse could plunge parts of Europe into darkness next month, as power supplies dwindle in the obscured light. The eclipse on 20 March is expected to be the biggest since 1999. The lack of light is unlikely to affect Britain, which relies very little on solar energy, but could cause …

Solar Eclipse

Here's What The Rubber Ducky Comet Really Looks Like

The Rosetta mission beams back color photos of Comet 67P<p>If you thought Comet 67P was a gray blob, you thought wrong. It's actually a reddish-brown blob.<p>The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission arrived at the 'rubber ducky comet' in July, and crash-landed there last month—making it the first …

Europa Is Stunning In Close-To-True Color

Feast your eyes on one of the top candidates for extraterrestrial life.<p>NASA has given an old, high-resolution image of Jupiter's moon Europa a fresh polish. The result is the closest-yet approximation of what the watery moon would look like to the naked eye. Hi there, Europa!<p>The Galileo spacecraft …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

I've signed up to send my name on Orion's first flight. Have you?

Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names.<p>No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history.<p>"We did something similar for<p>Curiosity’s mission and have done …

TestFlight

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Could a moon called Europa hold clues to alien life?

The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?<p>Bill Nye of the US Planetary Society - also known as The Science Guy - is among those who believe it is worth finding out.<p>He is hoping to …