Stories by Sharon Gaudin

SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off on resupply mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying a resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station exploded less than two minutes after launch earlier today.

NASA to use holographic glasses on space station

The International Space Station is going to be getting a little more like Star Trek.

Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

Researchers at MIT and Harvard are partnering with Google to use its cloud platform to take genomic data and use it to find cures to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Google goes after Apple with its own free music service

Google is launching a free music service in a move that pits it against Apple, Pandora and Spotify.

Separating science fact from science fiction in robotics (with video)

Science-fiction movies often show robots freely running across the screen, either wreaking havoc or saving the world.

Researcher finds redemption, possible hotel deal after robotics challenge

A professor not only found redemption at the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge earlier this month, he might have found his robot a job at a Las Vegas hotel.

Robots compete in NASA challenge

A robotics team from West Virginia won $100,000 in this year's NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge, held this week at WPI in Worcester, Mass.

Philae lander phones home from comet hurtling through space

After seven months of silence, a robot riding a comet hurtling through space has woken up and phoned home.

Why Twitter's CEO is looking for a job

Dick Costolo is out as CEO of Twitter not so much for what he did wrong, but because he didn't do nearly enough right.

NASA tests DARPA Challenge robot for space manufacturing

NASA has big plans for the robot its JPL team use to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals last weekend.

South Korean team surges past rivals to win DARPA bot battle

POMONA, Calif. -- South Korea's Team Kaist, which had been in sixth place after the first day of competition in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals, maneuvered past its rivals on Saturday to win the two-and-a-half-year battle.

Battle of the bots: Teams compete in DARPA challenge

POMONA, Calif. - People cheered and clapped, yelled support and literally held their breath as the two-legged, humanoid robot from Team IHMC drove a car, drilled a hole in a wall and turned a valve.

Redemption, tech advances -- and $2M prize -- drive DARPA robotics finalists (video)

POMONA, Calif. -- The leader of one of the 24 teams competing in this week's finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge didn't think he'd be here.

Google Cloud strategy focuses on analysing Big Data

Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the Cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with Cloud computing that involves helping customers analyse their data.

Google I/O Sights and Sounds

Computerworld.com's Sharon Gaudin and JR Raphael present photos and video clips from this week's Google I/O event in San Francisco.