Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA craft closes in on its target - Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is less than two weeks away from wrapping up a 10-month journey to Mars' orbit, from where it will study the planet's atmosphere and shed more light on its history.

Yale engineer creates smartphone case that's 3 times tougher than steel

Go ahead and drop that phone.

Google looks for public input on right to be forgotten

Google is planning a series of seven public meetings across Europe to discuss people's right to be forgotten with the public's right to information.

Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for Cloud users

An apparent hack of Cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public and for enterprises to be more cautious with the information they store on the Cloud.

Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.

Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app.

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

NASA launches massive Cloud migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

Shoppers around the world are becoming a bit more adventurous and a lot more focused on buying what they're hunting for online, according to a new study.

Amazon reportedly scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $1B

Amazon is about to buy Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, according to reports.

NASA spacecraft en route to historic look at mysterious Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit today and is speeding along a path that will give scientists their first real information about the distant and still mysterious Pluto.

Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards.

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.

Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1300 people, and sickened even more.