Stories by Sharon Gaudin

After 10 years, and billions of miles, Rosetta catches its comet

After a decade of traveling at about 34 thousand miles an hour through deep space , the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has become the first craft to rendezvous with a comet.

Mars rover Curiosity's top 5 scientific discoveries

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has already achieved its initial mission, proving that the Red Planet could have once sustained life, but one scientist says its greatest accomplishments could be in the year ahead.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity closes in on ultimate destination

As NASA's robotic rover, Curiosity, approaches its second year on Mars, it's also approaching its first good look at its ultimate destination.

Google offloads mystery barge to marine company

The Boston-based barge and marine contracting company that bought one of Google's mystery barges is still trying to figure out what to do with it.

Facebook outage hits users

Facebook is reporting "increased errors" on all of its platforms.

One of Google's mysterious barges is on the move

The Maine-docked Google barge, which created so much curiosity and brouhaha last fall, is on the move.

NASA plans next-gen scientific tools for 2020 Mars rover

NASA has planned out the new and improved scientific instruments that will be included onboard the next robotic Mars rover. The instruments will look for signs of past life and the ability to create oxygen and rocket fuel on the Red Planet.

Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

Microsoft, IBM make Cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

Google's next frontier: What it means to be healthy

Google has launched a new project, dubbed the Baseline Study, that seeks to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be healthy.

Changes afoot as DARPA challenge robots prep for upgrade

As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute make their humanoid robot more autonomous, they're getting ready to get an upgrade robot this fall.

What to expect in Facebook's earnings call today

With Facebook set to release its Q2 earnings today, it's a safe bet company execs will talk about mobile issues and user growth.

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.