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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Researchers hope to diagnose deadly Ebola virus with nanotech

By Sharon Gaudin | 02 October, 2014 08:22

With more than 6500 cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa, 3000 deaths and now one confirmed case in the United States, scientists are trying to find a way to detect the deadly virus more quickly, cheaply and easily.

Google finding its rhythm with streaming music service

By Sharon Gaudin | 02 October, 2014 06:04

Reports are hitting that Google is just weeks away from launching a new streaming music service.

What you need to know about social-network upstart Ello

By Sharon Gaudin | 01 October, 2014 06:18

Ello, a new social networking site, is creating a lot of buzz and raising more than a few questions.

Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

By Sharon Gaudin | 01 October, 2014 02:56

Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.

Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 September, 2014 06:36

Researchers are working on a new version of an algorithm that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

NASA rover drills into Mount Sharp, begins main science mission

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 September, 2014 23:07

The Mars rover Curiosity's primary science mission has begun.

Forget passwords -- the Nymi wristband uses your heartbeat for security

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 September, 2014 21:49

Imagine one day strapping on a wristband in the morning and then opening your smartphone and laptop without passwords, getting into your car without a key and even boarding a plane without your ID or a boarding pass.

NASA's Mars machines gets company from India

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 September, 2014 05:10

An Indian spacecraft today was the first from the country to slide into orbit around Mars. The Indian Space Research Organization's Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, reached Mars, fired its engines and maneuvered itself into orbit around the distant planet after a 10-month journey.

GoogleX to circle the Earth with Internet-connected balloons

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 September, 2014 06:15

Google is looking to launch a fleet of high-altitude balloons that will circle the planet, providing Internet connectivity to remote areas -- and it plans to do so within a year.

Without mandatory signups, is Google+ adrift?

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 September, 2014 03:37

Now that Google has backed away from requiring new Gmail users to automatically sign up for Google+, analysts are wondering whether the company is giving up on its social network.

Future spacesuits could act like protective second skin

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:10

As NASA works to one day send astronauts to asteroids and eventually to Mars, the space agency is also looking for new spacesuits that will keep the astronauts safe, while enabling them to move freely.

Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 September, 2014 05:51

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook?

SpaceX, Boeing may work together on US space flight program

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 September, 2014 05:20

SpaceX and Boeing Co. may share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

SpaceX wants to build cities on Mars

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 September, 2014 06:18

CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there.

Harvard team develops soft robot that stands up and walks on its own

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 September, 2014 06:39

Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether. The four-legged robot can literally stand up and walk away from the people who built it.