Stories by Sharon Gaudin

To the moon! NASA finds water, suspects life on Saturn moon

NASA has announced that its Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have found evidence pointing to an underground ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus. And if there's water, there could be life.

Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon

Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days.

Scientists battle cancer with nanoballoons and lasers

Scientists are working with nanoballoons that are popped by lasers to target chemotherapy treatments directly at cancerous tumors.

NASA severs most of its Russian ties

NASA announced late Wednesday that because of continuing tensions with the Russian government, it is scaling back work with Russia's space agency.

Testing life on Mars but here on Earth

A six-astronaut crew has begun a four-month "mission" in remote area of Hawaii to investigate how they would interact and survive long-duration space exploration, such as a trip to Mars.

US Navy to test humanoid robotic firefighters

Some day, if there's a fire on a US naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.


Yahoo reportedly launching YouTube rival

Reports are circulating that Yahoo is looking to launch a video site that would go up against Google's behemoth YouTube.

'Significant' solar flare may affect communications, GPS on Wednesday

The sun emitted what NASA is calling a "significant" solar flare on Saturday that could affect communications systems on Earth on Wednesday.

NASA's humanoid robot to get a leg up on space station

A pair of robotic legs will be heading to the International Space Station.

Facebook may lure teen users back with virtual reality promise

With its acquisition of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR , Facebook may have found a way to lure back younger users to the social network.

Astronauts still orbiting Earth after planned 6-hour trip to space station goes awry

One NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are still orbiting the Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft nearly 24 hours after lifting off on what was expected to be a six-hour trip.

Facebook spends $2B on virtual reality firm, but analysts are skeptical

Facebook said late Tuesday that it is shelling out $2 billion to scoop up Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality gaming glasses.

Despite rocky U.S.-Russian relations, NASA astronaut set to fly with cosmonauts

Despite growing disagreement between the United State and Russia over the latter's actions in Ukraine, a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are slated to fly tonight to to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Google moves to bust Glass 'myths'

That's it. Google says it's had it with what it says are rumors and myths circulating about its entre into the wearable computer market, Google Glass.

White House urges end to Turkey's Twitter ban

The White House have called on Turkish officials to end the country's Twitter ban.

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