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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Future spacesuits could act like protective second skin

As NASA works to one day send astronauts to asteroids and eventually to Mars, the space agency is also looking for new spacesuits that will keep the astronauts safe, while enabling them to move freely.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:10

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Before many travelers head to the beach or up to the mountains to go apple picking or skiing, they check a weather app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:05

Tags: mobile applications, Virginia Tech, mobile, mobile apps

MIT's Cheetah robot is off its leash, running and jumping

Robots with legs should be able to go where wheeled robots cannot over obstacles and crevices.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 September, 2014 06:45

Tags: robotics, computerworld

Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook?

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 September, 2014 05:51

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social business, twitter, social networking, internet, Facebook

SpaceX, Boeing may work together on US space flight program

SpaceX and Boeing Co. may share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 September, 2014 05:20

Tags: popular science, Government IT, boeing, NASA, SpaceX

SpaceX wants to build cities on Mars

CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 September, 2014 06:18

Tags: popular science, boeing, NASA, emerging technology, SpaceX

Harvard team develops soft robot that stands up and walks on its own

Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether. The four-legged robot can literally stand up and walk away from the people who built it.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 September, 2014 06:39

Tags: harvard university, robotics, emerging technology

NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 September, 2014 06:20

Tags: Russian Federal Space Agency, NASA, emerging technology, european union, government

Don't blink! Facebook tries out disappearing posts

Facebook might be taking a page from Snapchat.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 06:36

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, SnapChat, computerworld, twitter, internet, social media, Facebook

NASA's Mars rover begins its major scientific mission

NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is about to take on the mission it was sent to Mars to perform.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 06:15

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

There's no need to panic about the nearly five million compromised Gmail passwords that appeared in a Russian Bitcoin security forum this week, according to Google.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 03:31

Tags: intrusion, Google, CSIS, security, CSIS Security Group, Cybercrime & Hacking

Hackers compromised nearly 5M Gmail passwords

Security experts are urging Gmail users to change their passwords amid reports that hackers gained access to the credentials of 5 million users of the free email service. Some password combinations have been spotted on Russian cybercrime forums.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 September, 2014 07:44

Tags: intrusion, Google, CSIS, security, computerworld, CSIS Security Group, Cybercrime & Hacking

Internet Slowdown Day becomes an online picket protest

Have you noticed more spinning "loading" icons on Web pages today?

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 September, 2014 05:17

Tags: reddit, fcc, internet, netflix, digg

NASA craft closes in on its target - Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is less than two weeks away from wrapping up a 10-month journey to Mars' orbit, from where it will study the planet's atmosphere and shed more light on its history.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 September, 2014 22:38

Tags: NASA, emerging technology, industry verticals

Yale engineer creates smartphone case that's 3 times tougher than steel

Go ahead and drop that phone.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 September, 2014 04:50

Tags: consumer electronics, emerging technology

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