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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

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.

NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 September, 2014 06:20

Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

Stanford's ant-sized radios could connect the world

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 September, 2014 04:22

Scientists at Stanford University have built ant-sized radios that could one day help track patients' temperatures, turn on coffee makers in the morning and prevent forgery.

Don't blink! Facebook tries out disappearing posts

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 06:36

Facebook might be taking a page from Snapchat.

NASA's Mars rover begins its major scientific mission

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 06:15

NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is about to take on the mission it was sent to Mars to perform.

What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 September, 2014 03:31

There's no need to panic about the nearly five million compromised Gmail passwords that appeared in a Russian Bitcoin security forum this week, according to Google.

Hackers compromised nearly 5M Gmail passwords

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 September, 2014 07:44

Security experts are urging Gmail users to change their passwords amid reports that hackers gained access to the credentials of 5 million users of the free email service. Some password combinations have been spotted on Russian cybercrime forums.

Internet Slowdown Day becomes an online picket protest

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 September, 2014 05:17

Have you noticed more spinning "loading" icons on Web pages today?

NASA craft closes in on its target - Mars

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 September, 2014 22:38

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is less than two weeks away from wrapping up a 10-month journey to Mars' orbit, from where it will study the planet's atmosphere and shed more light on its history.

Yale engineer creates smartphone case that's 3 times tougher than steel

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 September, 2014 04:50

Go ahead and drop that phone.

Google looks for public input on right to be forgotten

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 September, 2014 06:13

Google is planning a series of seven public meetings across Europe to discuss people's right to be forgotten with the public's right to information.