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NASA puts finishing touches on its first Mars-bound spacecraft

NASA engineers and technicians on Thursday put the finishing touches on Orion, the spacecraft designed to take astronauts into deep space.

By Sharon Gaudin | 01 November, 2014 00:53

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out

The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it's Andy Rubin, the former head of the company's Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who's out.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 12:28

Tags: Apple, Google, consumer electronics, Android, computerworld, smartphones

Sorry movie goers, Google Glass, other wearables banned from cinemas

Going to the movies this weekend? You better leave your pair of Google Glass at home or at least in your bag.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 01:59

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, Motion Picture Association of America, Wearables

After rocket explosion, no air, water pollutants detected

The initial assessment of the explosion that destroyed an Antares rocket and cargo craft on launch on Tuesday evening showed no signs that the blast emitted pollution into the water or air around the launch area in Virginia.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 01:29

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 October, 2014 07:21

Tags: popular science, Tesla, emerging technology, Tesla Motors, SpaceX

Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 October, 2014 04:31

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, IBM, Cleveland Clinic

Unmanned Cygnus rocket explodes on launch

Carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment, the Cygnus cargo craft and the Antares rocket it was riding exploded just after launch this evening.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 October, 2014 23:53

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Google shakeup puts Sundar Pichai in charge of...almost everything

Google CEO Larry Page is apprently looking to ensure his company stays forward-looking and innovative as it grows up.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: IT industry, Google, business management

Speedboats race with the cloud

The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 October, 2014 21:02

Tags: IBM, internet, cloud computing

Days after Dragon returns, NASA readies Cygnus launch

Two days after a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth, Orbital Science Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft is getting ready for a Monday launch.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 October, 2014 00:59

Tags: NASA, transportation, space technology, SpaceX, industry verticals

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

A scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a way to change metal 3D printing that could revolutionize the way products are customized.

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 October, 2014 04:44

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 06:57

Tags: web apps, Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet

Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 05:11

Tags: popular science, Oxford, Google, emerging technology

Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of powerful quantum computers.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 03:34

Tags: popular science

NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at comet Siding Spring

After comet Siding Spring made a close flyby past Mars on Sunday, one of NASA's orbiters and a robotic rover captured images of it -- and they've already beamed them back to Earth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 October, 2014 07:12

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

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