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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 August, 2014 03:06

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

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 August, 2014 06:06

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

NASA green-lights plans to build world's most powerful rocket

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:31

NASA's program to build a heavy-lift rocket capable of launching astronauts into deep space is moving from the design to the development phase.

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:03

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

NASA launches massive Cloud migration

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 20:09

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.

Humans want autonomous robots that take control

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2014 02:44

If a company wants humans and robots to work more seamlessly together, they need to give the robots more freedom to work on their own.

Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2014 02:40

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

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:55

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

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:49

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 Sharon Gaudin | 23 August, 2014 05:54

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.

Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 August, 2014 21:45

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

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 20:20

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.

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 04:37

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 01:56

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 August, 2014 04:41

Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth.