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No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

Engineers mimic the amazing camouflage abilities of the octopus

At first glance, the thumbnail-size grids of 256 minuscule black squares seem to have nothing to do with the octopus, squid and cuttlefish that inspired them. But these hi-tech microconstructions of polymers, semiconductors, light sensors and heating elements are what you get when scientists …

MAVEN spacecraft close to entering Mars orbit -- and it won't be alone

NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles.<p>NASA's MAVEN craft will live up to its formal name -- the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft -- by helping scientists …

Scientists Have Detected A New Stellar Explosion That Might Be A Supernova

And you can watch it live Thursday night, on a livestream from the Slooh Space Observatory website. They'll be broadcasting live from an observatory at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile starting at midnight Friday EDT (9pm Thursday PDT).<p>The stellar explosion was first spotted last week, …

Comet Probe Finds Elements Of Life

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun.<p>The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained in the tail of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). Among them are methane, …

Fire breaks out on Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Firefighters are monitoring damage caused to the classic wooden coaster Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain after fire consumed a portion of it, causing a portion of the structure to collapse.<p>Although the raging flames tore through the top of a lift hill, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott …

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.<p>Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to …

Physics

Bullets in Slow Motion

You need the best information. We’ll keep you up to date.<p>We’ll send you a weekly update on all the key developments taking place in the firearms …

The 1911: Not Just a .45

<i>3/20/2013</i><p>If you flashed the silhouette of a Government Model pistol on the screen in an auditorium full of gun people and asked them what they had …

NRA

How to Cure Common Shooting Mistakes - Handguns

As any new shooter soon discovers, shooting a handgun accurately isn’t nearly as easy as they make it look on TV. Attaining proficiency requires a …

HK45 Tactical Review - Guns & Ammo

Contemporary HK polymer-frame pistols follow an evolutionary pattern. The introduction of a new design is followed by a compact version of that …

Personalized guns touted as safety check

<b>(03-03) 07:32 PST SAN FRANCISCO</b> -- In the latest James Bond movie, the hero is given a gun that recognizes the palm of his hand. Later, when a bad guy snatches the pistol away in a tussle, it won't fire, and Agent 007 lives to die another day.<p>It may have felt like Hollywood fantasy, but the basic …

Guns

The 11 Most Important Guns in History

Firearms have evolved constantly ever since their start around 800 years ago. From primitive hand cannons to automatic weapons, here are the gun breakthroughs that changed the battlefield and beyond.<p>Firearms have evolved constantly ever since their start around 800 years ago. From primitive hand …

World's Largest Gun

For sheer firepower, it's hard to imagine anything outgunning the planet-killing Death Star from the "Star Wars" movies. Not for lack of trying, though. Since the first catapults and cannons took aim, the search has been on for guns that can shoot farther, faster, and deliver more deadly results. …

Watch This Guy Fire 600 Rounds With A Partially 3-D Printed Gun

Defense Distributed's new demonstration of their improved 3-D printed gun with a large capacity magazine seems designed to confound--and throw a middle finger to--Congress, which is trying to ban high-capacity magazines.<p>The agents provocateur at Defense Distributed welcomed Congress back from …

Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now Northwestern …

The first known example of Neanderthal rock art

Tool marks within the engraving suggest that it was likely created by someone who intentionally passed a sharp object again and again over the cave …

Anthropology

A single molecule device for mobile phones

From these observations new design rules were derived for implementing complex electronic functionalities in single molecules. As a result, the …

Russia's space geckos fail their mission to breed in space

Five lizards nicknamed "Russia's sex geckos" have failed in their mission to mate in space, and all returned to Earth dead<p>Russia's attempts to see whether geckos could mate in space has ended in disaster, with all the lizards returning to earth dead.<p>The reptiles were launched into space to see …

Happy Accident With Garden Hose Leads To 'Really Significant' Stonehenge Discovery

Research at Stonehenge is going in circles--literally. And that's a good thing.<p>A prolonged drought has revealed that the mysterious monument's ancient stones, which currently arc in a semicircle, likely once formed a complete circle. The source of this discovery? A garden hose, used for watering …

New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy

A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new …

Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.<p>What makes this footage particularly intriguing, said solar physicist Alex Young, is watching …

Astronomy

Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

This photo might not be the most spectacular of the nebula photos take by the Hubble telescope over the years, but there is a lot more going on than a first glance by an untrained eye would indicate.<p>Just above the centre of the image, a bright star shines. Still in its infancy, the star -- located …

Fossil Fuel Alternative? E. Coli Bacteria Tricked Into Making Propane

LONDON — British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating propane using E. coli bacteria — found in the human intestine — and say the finding could lead in five to 10 years to commercial production of an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. "Although we have only produced tiny amounts …

Propane made with renewable method for the first time

Scientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes<p>A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time.<p>Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has previously only ever been produced …

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers …

Dodgers can't keep up with Nationals in 6-4 loss

<b>KEY MOMENT:</b> After the teams traded first-inning home runs, Denard Span and Asdrubal Cabrera hit home runs one batter apart in the third inning, erasing a one-run deficit and putting the Nationals ahead to stay. But it wasn't always comfortable. The Dodgers sent rookie Joc Pederson to the plate …

Baseball