Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Researchers, medical workers seek tech answers to Ebola outbreak

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Researchers in robotics will meet with health care and aid workers around the country Friday to get ideas on how technology could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak, as well as the spread of other dangerous viruses.

Commercial space accidents not expected to slow NASA

The two recent explosions involving commercial spacecraft are unlikely to deter NASA's used of private companies for future space exploration.

Microsoft exec concedes search market to Google, focuses on apps

Microsoft's director of search admitted that its Bing search engine can't compete with Google search in a full-on faceoff, but the company will focus instead on search applications.

Cloud expected to make up three-fourths of data center traffic by 2018

Over the next four years, data center traffic is expected to nearly triple, largely thanks to a booming cloud computing industry.

Google fights back Cloud rivals with price cuts, advances

Google has renewed its push to lead the public Cloud platform market, announcing price cuts and offerings designed to help enterprises set up Cloud services quickly and easily.

Google updates Calendar with closer tie-in with Gmail

Google has rolled out a new version of its Calendar app, connecting it more closely with Gmail and designing it to work more like a personal assistant.

As mid-term elections loom, Americans turn to tech

With the mid-term elections on Tuesday, Americans are increasingly using social networks and their cell phones to learn about the candidates and the issues.

NASA puts finishing touches on its first Mars-bound spacecraft

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.