Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Facebook eyes solar-powered drone company

Facebook is reportedly buying Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones.

Russia blocks web pages linked to Ukrainian protest

Russia has moved to block citizens from accessing online information about the Ukrainian political movement that ousted the country's pro-Russian president last week.

The Oscars - and a selfie - rock Twitter

While actors, directors and other Hollywood types got their coveted Oscar awards last night, Twitter was getting recognition of its own.

As Web's 25th anniversary approaches, 87% of U.S. is online

As the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web approaches, 87% of U.S. adults use the Internet, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Hunting for Earth 2.0: NASA finds 715 new planets

NASA announced the discovery of 715 planets orbiting 305 stars, revealing multi-planet systems much like our own solar system.

Buckle up! Autonomous flying cars may be taking off

Aerospace company Terrafugia is working on a robotic, autonomous flying car.

Did you get the message? Facebook to shutter its email service

Facebook will shutter its email service next month, and it's likely that not many people will even notice.

Wearable computers could act like a sixth sense

People will one day depend on wearable computers to monitor not just their activities but a myriad of data about their health, making the devices basically like a sixth sense.

Google's Schmidt offers $US1m in grants, talks WhatsApp and Motorola

Got great ideas to solve world problems? Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt just might give you a lot of money for them.

Google's 3D tech could be boon to Glass, robots and virtual reality

News that Google is working on 3D smartphones has analysts speculating that the company will one day add the tech to a slew of its products, such as Google Maps, Google Glass, Google robots and even virtual reality tools.

Swarm of bat-like flying robots could hunt for survivors or terrorists

If one day a swarm of small flying robots are used to search for survivors after an earthquake, credit may go to a team of Virginia Tech scientists and their study of bats.

Scalpel. Check. Robot. Check. NASA bots, one day, may operate in space

NASA wants a humanoid robot that can perform CPR, draw blood and operate on astronauts on the International Space Station or as they travel to Mars.

Facebook coughs up $19bn to buy WhatsApp, draw younger users

Facebook may be shelling out $19 billion in cash and stock for the messaging company WhatsApp to stanch the departure of younger users from the social network.

Half of Americans want to live in a smart city with driverless cars

Nearly half of all Americans are looking forward to the time when they can live in a city where all the cars are driverless.

Robots closer to being able to work together as a team

MIT scientists are writing computer programs that can control large teams of robots or networks of devices with different functions.

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