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US Army will test a smart grenade launcher that hits hidden targets

After years of work, Orbital ATK (born from Orbital Sciences) is close to delivering a clever weapon that could help American soldiers in very tricky situations. As of early 2016, the US Army will start acceptance testing for the XM25, a smart grenade launcher that can defeat enemies behind cover. …

Someone has 3D-printed the best weapon in 'Destiny' and it is badass

One of the biggest video games of recent times, <i>Destiny</i>, was given an update a few weeks ago, and with that update came a gun. A very big, very …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

About that doomsday asteroid that was supposed to hit Earth today...

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good news Earthlings, we survived a "potential" asteroid collision.<p>NASA put out another statement this past week that asteroid 86666 (2000 FL 10) was going to pass safely by Earth on Saturday, seeking to quell what had become doomsday panic among some.<p>"It poses zero threat," the space …

Check Out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's New Multiplayer Map and Specialist

Activision and Treyarch have revealed a new multiplayer map and Specialist character for the upcoming shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. As revealed on Activision's new weekly video series, the map is called Redwood and the Specialist, the ninth confirmed so far, is titled Firebreak. You can …

Phew - Nasa says giant asteroid missed Earth in 'near-miss' - at a distance of 15m miles

Space agency takes unusual step of issuing the all-clear amid fears that asteroid 8666 (2000 FL 10) was heading right for us<p>The doom-mongers have already been proved wrong once this week, when a date for the end of the world passed without incident on Wednesday.<p>Now the world has been given a second …

Northern Lights dazzle over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun - and there could be more displays to come

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

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Treasure trove of Apollo moon photos released

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mars is getting all the space-related love these days with the release of Matt Damon's hit film "The Martian," but what about the moon?<p>Unlike Mars, we've actually been there, and there's a huge new trove of photos from the Apollo space missions to prove it. The images themselves aren't new, …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Thousands of images from NASA's Apollo missions make it to Flickr

Over the past few months, NASA's been showing us a ton of stunning images of Pluto. And if you thought that was captivating, wait until you see what else has made it onto the web. On Friday, Project Apollo Archive took to Flickr to publish more than 8,400 high-resolution images from NASA's missions …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

SpaceX booked its first Moon mission—and it uses ridesharing

An Israeli group seeking to win a $30 million prize will fly their spacecraft to the moon in 2017, with the help of a SpaceX rideshare.<p>Designed by nonprofit SpaceIL, the unmanned dishwasher-sized probe will attempt to land on the moon, transmit digital pictures and video back to earth, and “hop” …

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Jaw-dropping Andromeda galaxy photo comprises 37 hours of exposure

We can't, for obvious reasons, take photos of our own Milky Way galaxy. Luckily, our closest major galactic neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy, at 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda, is very photogenic indeed.<p>It has been the focus of a lot of attention. Its proximity makes …

Rare 'super blood moon' eclipse should bring wonder, not apocalypse

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday night and early Monday morning, much of the Earth will witness a glorious heavenly event.<p>The night of September 27-28 will showcase a lunar eclipse coupled with a "supermoon": a full moon that appears larger because it's at perigee, the closest point of its orbit with Earth. The …

North Koreans can't get enough of illegal foreign radio

Stay tuned: The BBC is coming to the Hermit Kingdom.

A no-show for a decade, Russia’s Putin is heading to the U.N.

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin will storm into New York on Monday seeking to prove that he will not be isolated at his first appearance at the U.N. General Assembly in a decade.<p>With a jackknife military and diplomatic pivot toward Syria, Putin has tried to mitigate the damage of a year’s …

Bone conduction headphones let me ditch the boombox, but still cycle safely

Long bike rides are an easy way to burn calories without terrorizing your knees, but it helps to have some tunes to keep things fun. My rides usually take me through bustling urban streets and isolated stretches of waterfront, so pumping out a soundtrack using a Bluetooth speaker is usually a …

Samsung’s foldable ‘Project Valley’ smartphone leaks, hints at January unveiling

While this isn’t the first we’re hearing about Samsung’s elusive and top-secret foldable smartphone project, code-named “Project Valley,” a new leak surfaced Tuesday on Chinese microblogging site Weibo purporting to show the device.<p>We first caught wind that Samsung may be working on the odd …

EA's Next Free PC Game Now Available on Origin

Electronic Arts has announced the next free game it's offering to PC players through Origin. Available now for free is Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. The 2000 RTS game was designed by Dustin Browder, who has since joined Blizzard Entertainment. Red Alert 2 replaces Zuma's Revenge, which was free …

Sony takes the wraps off a new gold DualShock controller (and other colors too)

Today, Sony revealed a handful of accessories for the PlayStation 4 console at its TGS press conference in Japan. There will be four new DualShock controller colors (Gold!) and nine hard drive base covers that are slated for release this fall. Head below for more details.<p>Sony detailed four colors – …

News Just Cause 3: Just Cause 3 Season Pass details revealed

The contents of Just Cause 3's Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass has been revealed.<p>According to game's listing on Steam, those who purchase the season …

Tech companies Stand with Ahmed, offer the young inventor opportunities

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and his homemade clock have sparked passion and support from thousands of people who believe he was unfairly arrested after bringing his invention to his classroom at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.<p>His innovation has also caught the eye of tech companies that are …

Man watches on phone as home is robbed

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The thing about notifications is that they can bring you bad news.<p>Do you want bad news? Worse, do you want to watch bad news happening, especially if it's happening right inside your home?<p>In Danny Wheeler's …

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege: Rainbow Six Siege launches with 10 maps, more coming as DLC

Rainbow Six Siege is set to launch with ten maps, though more will be released down the line according to one of the game's developers.<p>Speaking to PC …

TGS 2015: First Look at the Gorgeous New PlayStation 4 and Vita Hardware

Living in color.<p>New PlayStation 4 and PS Vita hardware is on display at Sony's Tokyo Game Show booth, and you can get your first glimpse right …

Ford launches smartwatch apps for its electric and plug-in hybrid cars

A number of automakers have shown smartwatch apps in the past year — some have even launched them — and now Ford is joining the party with Apple Watch and Android Wear apps of its own. The update for MyFord Mobile on Android and iOS adds the watch extensions, which feature remote climate control, …

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NASA successfully tests detect-and-avoidance system for drones

NASA's Detect-and-Avoidance (DAA) system for drones is looking mighty promising. The agency has just finished its latest phase of of test flights using a remote-controlled Ikhana aircraft equipped with DAA sensors over the Mojave desert in California. NASA's Dennis Hines says they still have to …

Google is assembling a secret team to work on Google Glass and other wearables

Despite not having released a new version of Google Glass, the company’s connected eyewear product, it’s already assembled a new secret team in …

The Wirecutter's best deals: a rugged Panasonic camera and more

<i>This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i>.<p>You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at <i>The Wirecutter</i>. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing …