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The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight

The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft<p>The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended …

Drones

Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Captures First Close-Up Image of Ryugu Asteroid

Earlier today, Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft came tantalizingly close to Ryugu, offering an unprecedented view of the asteroid’s boulder-strewn …

Space

Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.<p>Blood Falls is an aptly named feature in Antarctica. The 100-foot stream of water running down the side of a glacier is a deep, rich, blood red.<p>Though we’ve known for decades what causes the red color, it took more than 100 years …

Weird

5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations

The <i>Time Bandits</i> show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how …

George Lucas

11 New Science Fiction Books To Read If You've Never Tried Sci-Fi Before

So! You've heard a lot about this so-called "science fiction" genre and you're interested in checking it out. Or you're tired of your usual genres, …

Science Fiction

This homemade literary quote clock is the best way to recycle an old Kindle

Paper books aren’t the only kind you can recycle<p>Recycling old gadgets is always a good thing, and hardware hacker Jaap Meijers may have come up with the best use for an old Kindle yet: converting it into a clock that (fittingly) tells the time through literary quotations, via <i>Gizmodo</i>. And better …

Recycling

The 15 Most Popular Re-Read Books, According To Goodreads

Re-reading can be a bit of a controversial topic among book-lovers. Some people seem to think that you haven't <i>really</i> read a book at all until you've …

Books

People Over 40 Shouldn't Work More Than 3 Days a Week, Study Says (Video)

Let’s be honest: nobody is really a fan of the five-day work week. But if you want a reason to work less, science has your back. If you’re over the …

The Brain

This Smart Ceramic Mug Is The Busy Coffee Lover's New Best Friend

It’s Monday morning, and you plan to start your day on the right foot: a warm cuppa Joe in hand, a quiet half hour to go through emails. But after an unexpected sales call and a semi-frantic search for that file you forgot was due today, you finally sit down at your desk to find… an ice-cold cup of …

Coffee

This Guy Figured Out How to Turn an Old Kindle Into the Perfect Clock for Book Nerds

If that drawer full of neglected, outdated gadgets in your desk happens to include a Kindle, Jaap Meijers has come up with a clever way to put it …

Living Rooms

Coolingstyle Portable Air Conditioner

A new portable air-conditioner has been created by the development team at Coolingstyle, designed to provide an energy-saving whisper quiet indoor or …

Crowd Funding

What’s the best weather app for iPhone?

Knowing up to date weather information is one of the reasons to own a smartphone. From knowing if your pool time is going to be cut short to deciding if you should wear shorts or pants, the weather dominates our life. Before smartphones, we had to rely on local news stations to gather the …

Apps

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

Tesla launches a new product: a surfboard

Like many other automakers, especially premium automakers, Tesla sells some products and accessories completely unrelated or only marginally related to its vehicles, like when it launched its ‘Design Collection’ with jackets and accessories made of automotive-grade leather, sometimes even leftovers …

Tesla

The best travel tips from travel pros

Travel is exciting, rewarding and yet not an easy task. Luckily for you, we're here to help smooth your ride. CNET editors are a well-traveled lot and we've learned quite a bit in our quest to bring you the latest tech news and reviews.<p>We've gone coast to coast, city to city and continent to …

Luggage

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera challenge

<b>The smartphone is the ultimate all-in-one gadget, and for years has been ruthlessly consigning less versatile devices to the tech graveyard.</b><p>One …

Samsung Galaxy S9

Astronauts Capture The Blood Moon From Space, And The Photos Are Breathtaking

That's OUR shadow.<p>The majority of the world was lucky enough to witness a total lunar eclipse a few hours ago - and not just any lunar eclipse, the …

Lunar Eclipse

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

Literature

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

A simple $9 accessory has me using my AirPods again for the first time in months

I’m a huge fan of the idea of Apple’s AirPods, but the execution leaves a bit to be desired. Like many other people, my main problem with them is …

AirPods

The Insanely Cheap Tribit Bluetooth Headphones Make the AirPods Look Like a Kid's Toy

Better sound at a fraction of the price.<p>Sure, Apple’s signature headphones, the AirPods, have a lot going for them. The design is nice and the …

Headphones

Everything we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 4

As we’ve noted before, Apple has a busy fall ahead of itself this year. Even with new iPhones, iPads, and Macs on the docket, the star of the show for some might be the Apple Watch Series 4.<p>Read on as we roundup everything we currently know about Apple Watch Series 4, including design changes, new …

Smartwatches

Why You Should Stop Washing Your Clothes in Warm Water

When you’re throwing your clothes in the wash, you probably reflexively turn on the warm cycle. The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothes, right? …

Cleaning

Best and craziest high-end wireless speakers

Audiophile

8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Home Security

7 Must-Have Gadgets For Men Who Love Tech

If you have a special guy in your life that loves technology. Or, if you are that special guy and want to get your hands on the latest tech, the number of options available to you are immeasurable.<p>Whether it’s a smart home device or a smartwatch, there’s something for everyone in the tech space to …

Gear & Gadgets

Heart doctor for former President George H.W. Bush killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.<p>Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the shooter were both riding bikes on South Main Street, near Texas Children's …

Baylor College of Medicine

This Stunning Story of Kindness on Southwest Airlines Shows: Always Talk to Strangers on Airplanes

This is an incredible lesson on why you should always be nice to other airline passengers.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time on airplanes. So, imagine you're a passenger on Southwest Airlines.<p>You find an open aisle seat in Row 14. You stow your bags and settle in. You get comfortable. And then the …

Southwest Airlines

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics