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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 …

Capturing the Stars That Light Pollution Has Taken From Us

Roughly 5,000 stars are visible from Earth, but you've never seen most of them. If you live in a city, you may not see any of them. Filmmakers Gavin …

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Booming iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter ever

Apple just posted its second-best quarter ever -- and it didn't even have the holiday shopping season to help.<p>The company said it sold 61.2 million iPhones during the past quarter. That blew away even some of the most bullish forecasts.<p>IPhone sales typically soar during the last three months of the …

Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year.<p>Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

SwiftKey Debuts “Clarity,” An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect

SwiftKey, the makers of one of the more popular third-party keyboard applications for Android, and more recently, iOS, is out today with a new product – an “experimental” mobile keyboard app it’s calling Clarity. While SwiftKey’s flagship product is a predictive keyboard that adapts to the way you …

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Apple Pay to accept Discover cards this fall

Discover credit card holders will be able to tap into Apple Pay later this year.<p>Starting this fall, Apple Pay users in the US will be able to add their Discover cards to Apple's mobile payments system to buy items at supported stores and other sellers, Discover announced Monday. Apple Pay already …

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Apple offers solutions as users report Apple Watch charging issues, iPhone battery drain

A small number of early Apple Watch users are reporting problems charging the device, as well as excessive drain of the paired iPhone’s battery, according to posts on Apple’s discussion forums and Twitter. According to training documents received by 9to5Mac, Apple is already aware of the issues, …

See 9 Stunning Photos From the Volcano Eruption in Chile

Lightning illuminates a cloud of ash as lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile on April 23, 2015.<br>Martin Bernetti—AFP/Getty Images

'Black Ops 3' Release Date Announced, Comes With A Twist

The next Call of Duty video game—<i>Black Ops 3</i>—will launch on November 6th, Activision has confirmed—a Friday.<p>Friday is an unusual day for a Call of Duty release. Traditionally, most video games, including the Black Ops games, have released on Tuesdays in North America.<p>“We thought it would be really …

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See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

The #Calbuco #volcano has erupted for the first time in 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern #Chile. An evacuation radius of 20km has been established, authorities said. There are no reports of deaths, missing persons or injuries, interior minister Rodrigo Penailillo said. Photo: Rafael Arenas

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Blackhawks eliminate Predators: What you need to know about Game 6

Every night during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eye On Hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters will bring you up to speed everything you need to know …

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NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.<p>This week<p>NASAconvened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars.<p>The new group is known as the Nexus for Exoplanet …

Google Works To Improve Spam Detection Systems On Google Maps After Obscene Edits

Google says it’s working to improve its spam-detection systems in its Google Maps platform after yet another prank allowed a user to upload an inappropriate image to Google Maps. This most recent image, which showed the Google Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo in the style of those …