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Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer has a space gunfight and a canine helicopter takedown

A new trailer for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> showcases some of the more bombastic moments from the upcoming shooter's single-player campaign, including a zero-gravity shootout in outer space.<p>The trailer also shows off its fair share of terrestrial battles, as well, demoing how the protagonist's squad of …

Watch astronauts shoot guns in space in new 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' trailer

We know that the upcoming <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will include next-generation dogs and playable female characters, and the latest trailer reveals yet another new addition: shootouts in space. Activision just released a trailer detailing the game's single-player campaign, and it opens with gun-wielding …

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Naturally secreted chemicals could make you invisible to mosquitos

Mosquitos are undoubtably one of nature's most annoying lifeforms — annoying at the best of times, and disease-carriers at the worst. Humanity has made many efforts at repelling the troublesome insects, with the chemical DEET being perhaps the most well known example, but a group of scientists from …

The latest tech weapons the US might deploy in Syria

US military commanders often see conflicts as opportunities to use recently developed technology. Here are the latest weapons or systems that may be used and why - from microwave to cyber weapons.<p>Military action against Syria may have been put on hold, at least for now. But as the US military has …

The Future Of Smartphone Security

Unlock your phone with invasive identification methods!<p>Modern smartphones usually offer some kind of security option to let you into the phone. The iPhone has the a four-digit PIN-like passcode, Android phones have a swiping pattern, Windows Phone has a numeric or text-based password. Those work …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Nasa's best Instagrams - in pictures

Light-years away from mind-numbing selfies and smug yoga shots, Nasa has launched an Instagram account, posting a series of pictures that are actually worth sharing. From supermagic black holes to the eerie image of an ­illuminated Earth rising from the surface of the moon, the space agency …

Monkeys Understand Basic Forms Of Wealth

When the money is water, "wealthier" monkeys take more risks. Which makes them a decent model for human behavior.<p>Much like their human cousins, wealthy primates are more likely to monkey around with their money, says a new study on how monkeys perceive wealth and risk.<p>Currency means little to a …