Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google outage takes down Gmail, Docs, Calendar

Google and many of its services suffered an outage this morning, causing a ripple of frustration and confusion to show up on Twitter.

NASA's next Mars rover will seek signs of life

The next robotic rover NASA sends to explore Mars should have a different set of scientific tools to help it search for signs of past life and collect rocks and soil samples that future missions can send back to Earth.

NASA: Astronauts do space station home repair on spacewalk

Two astronauts are in the midst of a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for the addition of a Russian module to its backbone later this year.


NASA's Mars rover Curiosity begins grand road trip

After two short trips since the Fourth of July, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun a journey that could take as long as a year to reach the ultimate destination for its mission -- Mount Sharp.

NASA preps long-distance rescue plan for crippled Kepler telescope

NASA scientists are working on a rescue plan for the Kepler Space Telescope and will try to kick start the planet hunter later this month.

Twitter updates 7 different apps at once

Whether users are tweeting from their Android devices or an iPhone, iPad or their desktop, Twitter has an update for you.

Facebook pushes out Graph Search, mobile version on the way

Facebook is rolling out Graph Search, the advanced search feature intended to help users more easily find people, photos, videos and places on the social network.

In first, NASA astronaut in space controls robot on Earth

In an effort to further human and robot cooperation in space, a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station flying 240 miles above Earth controlled a robot on the ground.

Pluto's moons named Styx and Kerberos, despite vote for Vulcan

The International Astronomical Union vetoed a public vote to name one of Pluto's two most recently discovered moons Vulcan and named the moons Styx and Kerberos.

Twitter etiquette: The do's and don'ts of tweeting

While most Twitter users don't find themselves in court because of their errant or unwise tweets, they could offend a boss, tarnish their name or brand, or even put off a potential employer.

Russian rocket crashes, explodes in failed launch

An unmanned Russian rocket carrying three satellites suddenly stalled 17 seconds after liftoff and fell back to Earth where it exploded in a fiery crash.

60 billion planets in Milky Way could hold life

Scientists from around the world have been scanning the heavens for other habitable planets to find an answer to the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe?

We Heart It quietly amasses a following, sneaks up on Pinterest

If Pinterest is looking over its shoulder, it's probably keeping an eye on We Heart It, an image-based social networking site that has quietly amassed a user base of 20 million.

What Facebook posts will keep you from getting hired

Now a new Harris Interactive survey reveals what employers look for and what pictures and posts on Facebook could keep a prospective candidate from getting that perfect job.

NASA's distant scout: Voyager 1 reaches edge of solar system

Nearly 36 years after its launch, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is nearing the edge of the solar system and interstellar space.

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