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NASA tests robotic helicopter that would act as Mars scout

The robotic rovers driving across the surface of Mars are limited by what their onboard cameras can see.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 January, 2015 06:18

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology, beca

No worries! Asteroid to safely pass Earth on Monday

An asteroid that will zoom past Earth on Monday poses no threat, but will be in a good position for scientists to study, NASA said.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 January, 2015 05:51

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Atlas Unplugged: DARPA challenge robot gets major makeover

The 6-foot, 2-in. tall humanoid robot that many teams in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be using in June has gotten a major makeover. And the teams using it in the finals got their first look just last week.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 January, 2015 22:23

Tags: U.S. Department of Defense, Boston Dynamics, robotics, Virginia Tech, DARPA

Uh oh, Google, here comes Microsoft's HoloLens

Less than a week after Google said that it would stop selling prototypes of its Glass wearable, Microsoft announced today that it's coming out with its own computerized headset.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 January, 2015 08:24

Tags: emerging technolog, wearable computing, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, Wearables

White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address last night.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 January, 2015 05:52

Tags: white house, Internet-based applications and services, Instagram, twitter, social media, internet, Facebook

Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 January, 2015 08:09

Tags: Deloitte, Internet-based applications and services, social media, internet, Facebook

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 January, 2015 08:25

Tags: Government IT, U.S. Department of Defense, Government use of IT, Google, PwC, government

Google tries to reset Glass embarrassment with cooler wearable

Is it too late for Google Glass to become the big hit that people are excited to be seen wearing and will use in their everyday lives, taking video of their work projects and vacation adventures?

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 January, 2015 08:23

Tags: Gartner, consumer electronics, Google, Wearables

Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

Facebook, the world's largest social network, is making its first move into the enterprise.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 January, 2015 08:23

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Apple, social business, computerworld, social networking, social media, internet, Facebook

Suspected computer glitch forces astronauts to evacuate part of space station

The astronauts living onboard the International Space Station are safe after evacuating part of the station when they awoke to an alarm going off this morning.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 January, 2015 05:42

Tags: popular science, NASA, computerworld, space technology, industry verticals

GM says its open to talks with Google, working on self-driving tech

General Motors Co., which already is working on autonomy technology, is willing to talk with Google about getting self-driving cars on the road.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 January, 2015 08:23

Tags: Automotive, Google, computerworld, general motors, industry verticals, telematics

Verizon gets 'black eye' in long cloud shutdown

The Verizon Cloud platform is up and running again after a 40-hour shutdown over the weekend for a planned upgrade.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 January, 2015 09:19

Tags: cloud computing, internet

SpaceX docks with space station

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft has successfully rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 January, 2015 06:38

Tags: NASA, European Space Agency, space technology, SpaceX, industry verticals

NASA's wild plan to bring Martian rocks to Earth

NASA has a wild idea for a mission that will require a robotic tag-team effort, a rocket lifting off from the surface of Mars and a spacecraft that will scoop up Martian rocks orbiting the Red Planet.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 January, 2015 02:40

Tags: popular science, NASA, computerworld, space technology

NASA, SpaceX ready Dragon spacecraft for Saturday launch

NASA and SpaceX are preparing the Dragon spacecraft, loaded with more than 5,100 pounds of cargo, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 January, 2015 08:46

Tags: U.S. Air Force, NASA, space technology, SpaceX, government, Squad

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