Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Another asteroid buzzes by Earth today

An asteroid measuring about 25 feet across will whizz safely past Earth today, the second such object in two days,

Research on bendable glass could lead to flexible mobile phones

What if one day you accidentally step on your smartphone and instead of it shattering, it simply bends? Research underway at the Los Alamos National Lab could give consumers more durable smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Duck! Just kidding. Asteroid to pass safely past Earth today

An asteroid is flying relatively closely past Earth today, NASA reported. No need to duck or take to the root cellar, though.

NASA's 2015 budget plan maintains Mars landing plans

NASA's $17.5 billion proposed fiscal 2015 budget would maintain the U.S. space agency's plan to send humans to Mars by 2030, to study near-Earth asteroids and to send astronauts to the International Space Station.

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.

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